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Old 03-03-2015, 09:48 PM
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Is the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM worth the purchase without the On/Off-Road Package?

Those 450 owners without the ACTIVE CURVE SYSTEM, do you regret not purchasing it?
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Old 03-03-2015, 10:00 PM
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Don't know if there is any performance relationship between Active Curve and Off Road, but I road tested GL550 with & without Active Curve and there is a significant difference in handling. Wouldn't have bought GL if Active Curve had not been available-too "floaty".

BTW, I have Off Road and given recent weather in NE, it has been extremely good even with OEM 21" tires.
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One of the must have options. Definitely night and day difference in handling compared to an X166 without the ACS.
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I don't have the ACS or the ADS system, and I was afraid to test drive one with that option since I didn't want it to become a must-have option once I experienced it.

The GL450 w/o it is "floaty", sometimes I do regret not getting it on local drives, but then the $3500+ saved brings a bit of comfort
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After reading the suggestions on this forum, I ordered mine with ACS. It handles turns and curves with almost no movement side-to-side. I saw no need to order the Off Road Package, but I almost never take my vehicle off of pavement. I'm very happy with my choice.
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After reading the suggestions on this forum, I ordered mine with ACS. It handles turns and curves with almost no movement side-to-side. I saw no need to order the Off Road Package, but I almost never take my vehicle off of pavement. I'm very happy with my choice.
Good choice. I too had to choose between a non-ACS car with other frills such as heated steering wheel and power second row entry, etc. I chose the ACS which will be used all the time as opposed to options used occasionally.
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Do some search. You'll find some good answers.
Would never buy another MB SUV without it.
I love to drive like many of us here and it's a difference that can be felt, especially on a big car like the GL. Even my wife notices the difference.
If you're not that specific about handling, don't get it. You'll never know the difference.
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Thanks guys. It looks like ASC is a must.
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