Added: 12th of October 2016
have had my GC for 5 years now and apart from usual service items and parts i would normally expect to wear out with the miles i do it has been cheap to maintain.Fairly expensive to run as it gives just about 27mpg on a run which for a heavy block fronted car isnt bad but its not good in general . The comfort and handling are better than expected for an american car , it goes around corners well for its size etc .The engine is a mercedes unit quiet and not a sloth ! Considering i have done 150,000 of it 247,000 miles its impressive . the downsides are as with most US metal they just dont get interior design ,that said for me its spot on as the abundance of hard plastic surfaces make it easy to keep clean inside :-) The level of equipment in the ltd version that i have is fairly high including sat nav cruise control , climate control, parking sensors , a very good auto box although it could do with 6 gears .A boston sound system that is plenty loud enough to keep me awake on those long journeys !I have a hobby that demands space and it has plenty of that seats up or down , the level of comfort for passengers and driver alike are very good being big comfy leather seats and plenty of leg room .The engine is quiet for a diesel and for the fact it is a very square vehicle i personally don't think the road and wind noise are unacceptable. Off road i have found this car to be better than most easily on a par with the disco and touareg , better than range rovers and shoguns . The only real downsides i have found are the tax , the lack of good dealers and garages who have a sound knowledge of the brand , that includes main dealers ! As they fall into a bracket that is between Land rover and cheaper suv's i think that doesnt make it a popular choice .If you have the money they cost new you are more likely to go for Discovery or Range Rover , at the lower end it may be too expensive for those who want a decent cross over medium SUV .This has been very good value for money for me ,although i have heard horror stories from some other owners ,on the whole most people i know who have this model love them .As mine is getting to the time where i am thinking of renewing it i hope the latest version will be as good .