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Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by abidemidare: 5:45am On Aug 12, 2018
Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 and Honda Accord crosstour 2013 V6, both Nigerian used. which one will u advise me to buy, e.g fuel consumption, comfort and maintenance.

Thanks all
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by ShenTeh(m): 6:36am On Aug 12, 2018
abidemidare:
Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 and Honda Accord crosstour 2013 V6, both Nigerian used. which one will u advise me to buy, e.g fuel consumption, comfort and maintenance.

Thanks all

The Crosstour. I.e Citeris paribus.

1. 5 years difference is a lot of difference.
2. Availability of auto resources, both personnel and non-personnel.
3. 2nd hand (in your case, 3rd or even probably 4th hand) value, when you are ready to part with it.
4. Let's wait for the experts... They'll soon be here.

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by nurey(m): 7:26am On Aug 12, 2018
ShenTeh:


The Crosstour. I.e Citeris paribus.

1. 5 years difference is a lot of difference.
2. Availability of auto resources, both personnel and non-personnel.
3. 2nd hand (in your case, 3rd or even probably 4th hand) value, when you are ready to part with it.
4. Let's wait for the experts... They'll soon be here.

A 2018 crosstour if it exists will not beat a 2008 GL450 interms of luxury.

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by nurey(m): 7:34am On Aug 12, 2018
abidemidare:
Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 and Honda Accord crosstour 2013 V6, both Nigerian used. which one will u advise me to buy, e.g fuel consumption, comfort and maintenance.

Thanks all

May be a corolla is your best bet. You are comparing 2 huge cars also the GL450 has a V8 engine. I don't see why you should be concerned about fuel economy, if you can afford those vehicles fuelling shouldn't be an issue.

with all things equal both cars stand out distictly from each other
the benz is a 7 seater full size Luxurious SUV with robust offroad capabilty sporting a 6cylinder or 8cylinder with top notch finish. It is more of a family vehicle and has lots of cargo space. Maintenance won't come cheap but parts are solid

The Crosstour is an Accord wagon (gbedi soko grin) meaning has more cargo space than Honda Accord. It has a better fuel economy than the GL.

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by RZArecta2(m): 7:50am On Aug 12, 2018
The G Class is what it is, a BIG car for big boys. Even if the owner sells it for one naira, the maintenance is still big man maintenance though you're sure that any part bought would last a longer time. I don't know your pocket o but I prefer this one, enjoyed driving it too but my money never reach to try the rough play.
The Crosstour is basically Honda Accord in a different shape meaning it's easier to risk telling baba Morufu to repair your car in case of incasity while parts are obviously cheaper than that of the Benz. Also a great drive quality so you won't miss much if you select this one and it's a definite head spinner in terms of looks cool

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by diehard1: 7:59am On Aug 12, 2018
Comparing these two cars, the GL450 is more comfortable, consumes more fuel and is more expensive to maintain.
The GL has more bells and whistles, it it a luxurious car. Don't bother buying the GL if you are still interested in fuel economy.

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by HeavenlyBang(m): 8:58am On Aug 13, 2018
Cars from different classes. GL is a family/off-road tank that replaced the ML. Crosstour is an Accord wagon, basically.

While there's a difference in car technologies between 2008 and 2013, the GL will still be more luxurious than a Crosstour, especially since its generation began in 2008 or so.

You're probably shelling out 7M or so for these, I expect maintenance isn't such a big deal. Get the GL. Get a mecho with all necessary equipment, too.
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by abidemidare: 12:54pm On Aug 13, 2018
HeavenlyBang:
Cars from different classes. GL is a family/off-road tank that replaced the ML. Crosstour is an Accord wagon, basically.

While there's a difference in car technologies between 2008 and 2013, the GL will still be more luxurious than a Crosstour, especially since its generation began in 2008 or so.

You're probably shelling out 7M or so for these, I expect maintenance isn't such a big deal. Get the GL. Get a mecho with all necessary equipment, too.

Thanks bro
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by abidemidare: 12:54pm On Aug 13, 2018
diehard1:
Comparing these two cars, the GL450 is more comfortable, consumes more fuel and is more expensive to maintain.
The GL has more bells and whistles, it it a luxurious car. Don't bother buying the GL if you are still interested in fuel economy.

Thanks bro
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by ShenTeh(m): 5:17am On Aug 14, 2018
nurey:


A 2018 crosstour if it exists will not beat a 2008 GL450 interms of luxury.

One expert sighted. I told you, they will soon be here.
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by 9icetoo(m): 6:21pm On Aug 14, 2018
If you are earning less than 1m a month, don't try the GL. Its not for beginners. One problem from it can send you back to the village.
Don't compare fuel economy if you want to roll with v6 and 8s. Unless of course, you are not up to it yet. They don't get along with fuel. V8s hate the sight of the fuel pointer anywhere close to F. grin

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by obekediamondfuto(m): 10:44pm On Aug 14, 2018
nurey:


May be a corolla is your best bet. You are comparing 2 huge cars also the GL450 has a V8 engine. I don't see why you should be concerned about fuel economy, if you can afford those vehicles fuelling shouldn't be an issue.

with all things equal both cars stand out distictly from each other
the benz is a 7 seater full size Luxurious SUV with robust offroad capabilty sporting a 6cylinder or 8cylinder with top notch finish. It is more of a family vehicle and has lots of cargo space. Maintenance won't come cheap but parts are solid

The Crosstour is an Accord wagon (gbedi soko grin) meaning has more cargo space than Honda Accord. It has a better fuel economy than the GL.

oga, I think it's high time u open a thread for these overly increasing vehicle comparisons.

we would be able to create and maintain one thread/repository for all compares so anyone trying to look up same car comparism can just enter thread and go through..

I can't think of anyone else that can handle this task effectively.....

in other words u have been called to BAR....

Elegushi bar and Nairaland bar...

whatcha say?
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by obekediamondfuto(m): 10:46pm On Aug 14, 2018
9icetoo:
If you are earning less than 1m a month, don't try the GL. Its not for beginners. One problem from it can send you back to the village.
Don't compare fuel economy if you want to roll with v6 and 8s. Unless of course, you are not up to it yet. They don't get along with fuel. V8s hate the sight of the fuel pointer anywhere close to F. grin

u get it so easily.... now someone bringing in fuel economy and maintenance cost as criteria for this kain car purchase.....if he manages to purchase anyone .... do u sincerely think he won't abuse it?

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by Readonee35L(m): 11:04pm On Aug 14, 2018
9icetoo:
If you are earning less than 1m a month, don't try the GL. Its not for beginners. One problem from it can send you back to the village.
Don't compare fuel economy if you want to roll with v6 and 8s. Unless of course, you are not up to it yet. They don't get along with fuel. V8s hate the sight of the fuel pointer anywhere close to F. grin
Kilode haba.
How much is 2008 Gl that he must earn 1m per month.
It's not as if everything in the car will break.
If he maintains the car with right oil and right mechanic.
I don't think he can even spend up to 300k per year on the car.

And as for mpg . It's not that bad

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by nurey(m): 12:28am On Aug 15, 2018
obekediamondfuto:


oga, I think it's high time u open a thread for these overly increasing vehicle comparisons.

we would be able to create and maintain one thread/repository for all compares so anyone trying to look up same car comparism can just enter thread and go through..

I can't think of anyone else that can handle this task effectively.....

in other words u have been called to BAR....

Elegushi bar and Nairaland bar...

whatcha say?

funny you, ordinary onlooker like me grin

a 5.4L V8 Lincoln navigator will still manage 420km on full tank with AC the Benz is either 4.5 or 5.5L at most and not as heavy as a navigator

the only down side to V8 in naija is traffic. they don't do well in it

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:57am On Aug 15, 2018
nurey:




a 5.4L V8 Lincoln navigator will still manage 420km on full tank with AC
I like how you say it like that isn't completely horrendous gas mileage.

105L tank capacity for 420km is a 4km/l gas mileage. Or about 13mpg on the highway.

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by Nobody: 8:11am On Aug 15, 2018
nurey:


A 2018 crosstour if it exists will not beat a 2008 GL450 interms of luxury.

But Luxury alone is not what we look for in a car. Op asked for advice on which one to buy, not which one is more luxurious. I know a 2004 Lexus LS 430 is more luxurious than a 2005 Acura TL but I still choose to buy the TL over the Lexus, other factors come to mind.

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by nurey(m): 9:37am On Aug 15, 2018
greenhulk:


But Luxury alone is not what we look for in a car. Op asked for advice on which one to buy, not which one is more luxurious. I know a 2004 Lexus LS 430 is more luxurious than a 2005 Acura TL but I still choose to buy the TL over the Lexus, other factors come to mind.

when people pick 2 distinct product it's hard to recommend either, I have given a summary for both left for him to pick.

if it was GL vs lexus LX or GX now, picking one would be easy
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by Nobody: 10:15am On Aug 15, 2018
nurey:


when people pick 2 distinct product it's hard to recommend either, I have given a summary for both left for him to pick.

if it was GL vs lexus LX or GX now, picking one would be easy

Actually this is not a vs issue, if it was we know the clear winner here. I believe the op is just trying to ask for opinions to make his choice. If his pocket is deep then the GL would be better. If not he's better off with the crosstour. I don't see the GL being a daily driver for someone who is not rich and doesn't do much of long distance journeys. The crosstour is v6, not as economical as smaller cars with i4 but still usable as a daily driver around the city. U can see the op mentioned fuel economy and maintenance.
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by obekediamondfuto(m): 10:33am On Aug 15, 2018
nurey:


funny you, ordinary onlooker like me grin

a 5.4L V8 Lincoln navigator will still manage 420km on full tank with AC the Benz is either 4.5 or 5.5L at most and not as heavy as a navigator

the only down side to V8 in naija is traffic. they don't do well in it

bros u too sabi cars abeg.... just create that thread make we rest for compare this compare that everywhere on car talk

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by nurey(m): 10:54am On Aug 15, 2018
greenhulk:


Actually this is not a vs issue, if it was we know the clear winner here. I believe the op is just trying to ask for opinions to make his choice. If his pocket is deep then the GL would be better. If not he's better off with the crosstour. I don't see the GL being a daily driver for someone who is not rich and doesn't do much of long distance journeys. The crosstour is v6, not as economical as smaller cars with i4 but still usable as a daily driver around the city. U can see the op mentioned fuel economy and maintenance.

you sha want me to pick 1

apart from reliability I don't think the crosstour has. much over the Benz.

part prices too of a 13 crosstour won't be cheap.
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by obekediamondfuto(m): 1:00pm On Aug 15, 2018
nurey:

you sha want me to pick 1
apart from reliability I don't think the crosstour has. much over the Benz.
part prices too of a 13 crosstour won't be cheap.
should I open the thread for u?
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by Nobody: 1:55pm On Aug 15, 2018
nurey:


you sha want me to pick 1

apart from reliability I don't think the crosstour has. much over the Benz.

part prices too of a 13 crosstour won't be cheap.

Apart from reliability u say? How about fuel economy. 08 GL 450 IS 13 City and 18 highway, 15mpg combined. 2013 crosstour is 19 city and 27mpg highway. In other words city mpg of crosstour is still better than highway mpg of gl450. And then when we consider that the Benz need to run on premium fuel to get that mpg then that's another case. No premium fuel here in Nigeria so u probably will be getting around 10 city and 15mpg highway on that machine. So if u don't have a deep pocket, it's a no go area.

Using non premium fuel will affect it's performance, catalyst converter might fail early and considering it's a 10 yr old luxury car, Nigerian used for that matter. Crosstour on the other hand is just a Honda Accord on steroids. 5 yr old Accord would probably still be in a better condition. A lot easier to fix than the Benz too. I know some people will say maintenance is key, yes that's true. Parts for the 2013 crosstour are not cheap, neither are parts for the Benz, but there are some faults that the Benz might develop that would be very difficult to fix unless taken to the dealership. There are reason these kind of cars don't have a high resale value especially when they start aging.
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by HeavenlyBang(m): 2:05pm On Aug 15, 2018
greenhulk:


Apart from reliability u say? How about fuel economy. 08 GL 450 IS 13 City and 18 highway, 15mpg combined. 2013 crosstour is 19 city and 27mpg highway. In other words city mpg of crosstour is still better than highway mpg of gl450. And then when we consider that the Benz need to run on premium fuel to get that mpg then that's another case. No premium fiek here in Nigeria so u probably will be getting around 11 city and 15mpg highway on that machine. So if u don't have a deep pocket, it's a no go area.

Using non premium fuel will affect it's performance, catalyst converter might fail early and considering it's a 9 yr old luxury car, Nigerian used for that matter. Crosstour on the other hand is just a Honda Accord on steroids. 5 yr old Accord would probably still be in a better condition. A lot easier to fix than the Benz too. I know some people will say maintenance is key, yes that's true. Parts for the 2013 crosstour are not cheap, neither are parts for the Benz, but there are some faults that the Benz might develop that would be very difficult to fix unless taken to the dealership. There's are reason these kind of cars don't have a high resale value.

Succinctly put, sir.
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by nurey(m): 2:55pm On Aug 15, 2018
obekediamondfuto:

should I open the thread for u?
open the thread for us. I am game
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by Nobody: 3:35pm On Aug 15, 2018
Why do people do this nonsense?

I guess I should open a thread to see which is better between a Micra and an LS450.

Sigh.

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by 9icetoo(m): 5:37pm On Aug 15, 2018
grin
EgunMogaji:
Why do people do this nonsense?

I guess I should open a thread to see which is better between a Micra and an LS450.

Sigh.
grin grin grin
Uncle no vex oo. OP, if you have been driving a four banger, don't suspect the filling station of shortchanging you when you buy the GL.
You are better off with the 13 cross tour. Run a vin check though.
Readone365, its a nine year old luxury Benz. They don't age well. Parts are bound to break down and when they do, it costs a lot in technical expertise and actual parts to fix. Is the op willing to cough out hundreds of thousands to install parts and download updated softwares required for that machine. Just the cost of Ac works alone made a colleague return his tokunbo GL to his dealer in exchange for an Lexus g470. He just figured he couldn't afford the cost of the repairs over the life of the car.

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by obekediamondfuto(m): 9:43pm On Aug 15, 2018
greenhulk:


Apart from reliability u say? How about fuel economy. 08 GL 450 IS 13 City and 18 highway, 15mpg combined. 2013 crosstour is 19 city and 27mpg highway. In other words city mpg of crosstour is still better than highway mpg of gl450. And then when we consider that the Benz need to run on premium fuel to get that mpg then that's another case. No premium fiek here in Nigeria so u probably will be getting around 11 city and 15mpg highway on that machine. So if u don't have a deep pocket, it's a no go area.

Using non premium fuel will affect it's performance, catalyst converter might fail early and considering it's a 9 yr old luxury car, Nigerian used for that matter. Crosstour on the other hand is just a Honda Accord on steroids. 5 yr old Accord would probably still be in a better condition. A lot easier to fix than the Benz too. I know some people will say maintenance is key, yes that's true. Parts for the 2013 crosstour are not cheap, neither are parts for the Benz, but there are some faults that the Benz might develop that would be very difficult to fix unless taken to the dealership. There's are reason these kind of cars don't have a high resale value.


u r too much,

sense wee not kee u

someone will come along and talk maintenance as if it's chicken change for all vehicles

some cars have very high maintenance and the slightest compromise will cost a ton to restore back.... while some are pretty easy to maintain....

I wonder how difficult this simple concept is
Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by obekediamondfuto(m): 9:46pm On Aug 15, 2018
I will quote my new madam

if u cannot maintain a woman/car, then don't buy either.
shikena
grin
enough pun intended

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Re: Between Mercedes Benz GL450 2008 And Honda Accord Crosstour 2013 by obekediamondfuto(m): 9:47pm On Aug 15, 2018
I will quote my new madam

if u cannot maintain a woman/car, then don't buy either.
shikena
grin
enough pun intended

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