Picked up my new car: Mercedes-Benz GLK 350x 4MATIC

A week ago, I decided to replace my 2002 VW Jetta 1.8T with a new car. I had a few things in mind when I went shopping: (i) My involvement in political organising, student life and community service proved to me that I needed more cargo space; (ii) The terrifying trip to Ottawa in December demonstrated that I needed 4WD; (iii) I wanted a power upgrade.

Given all of these requirements, I looked around and tried a number of crossover vehicles, or CUVs. I tested Lexus 350Rx, Cadillac SRX, BMW X3/5, Volvo XC60/XC90 and the Mercedes-Benz GLK 350X 4MATIC. I have to say that I really fell in love with the creamy power delivery of the MB, as well as the silent engine and the smooth ride. I also liked the sober styling and cues that hearken back to the G-Wagon. So I bought a black one. And today I took delivery at MB Barrie.

I have to say that my buying experience was effortless because I engaged Mr. Mark Buslovich, owner of Worldmark Automobiles, who found me the best deal going and did all the negotiation for me.

So I was on a GO bus earlier, riding to York University to meet my father, who would then take me up to Mercedes-Benz Barrie. Once we got there, we were greeted by Janet Lee Holden, who walked me through the purchase process. She was just great! She explained everything about the car to me thoroughly and patiently. Then we went for another little test drive, took a picture for a postcard to arrive later, I guess, and I drove off into the sunset.

I love my Mercedes-Benz GLK. Highly recommended.

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    We got ours yesterday in the gunmetal gray (that’s not the real name). It is the greatest looking car I’ve ever owned!
    It is so quiet. It rides like a dream, not like an SUV. It has free car washes at the dealership for life and Sirius Satellite radio. I want the XM you can get with it so I can hear Harold Stern!
    The seats are firm but not as firm as the Cadillac SRX which was not as smooth riding and that car had a small windshield. The SRX did have a great looking grill like our GLK.
    The GLK has a hands-free phone. If you have your cell phone with you it will ring and you just push the green button and talk away. When you hang up you push the red button. These buttons are right on the dash, of course.
    It has a one disc CD player; you store them in the very deep well in between the seats.
    The side view mirrors have turn signals; that is, when you turn on your blinkers they, too, light up!
    If you are looking for a stress-free purchase with the most laid-back, nice guys ever, go to the Tyler Texas Mercedes dealership. Wait until you see their fancy coffee machine.
    I am madly in love with this car.

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