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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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ML320 3.2L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic - (62 reviews )
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Used 1998 ML320
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By tja623
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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I just bought a used 1998 ML 320. What a gem!!!! Plenty of power/torque, good acceleration, and an AWD system that handles itself great in the snow. Everything works, leather is in perfect condition, Bose stereo is fantastic, everything is what you would expect from a Mercedes Benz. Previous owner was a Mercedes Technician, so the vehicle was very well maintained. His wife hit a deer, and he didn't feel like making necessary repairs. So I got lucky, being a co-worker of his, he basically gave me the car for 2K and i had to repair the vehicle myself. A fender, hood, & bumper later, and I'm four wheelin' in the snow!!! You would never know this thing is 15 years old with 200k miles on it!!!!!!


Favorite Features

All wheel drive system is fantastic!!! This vehicles longevity is excellent. Plenty of room for wife and kids, AND ALL their sports equipment!!! Extremely safe. The ML is built like a tank with a REAL steel bumper!!


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Never Left Me Stranded
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By CJBENZ1
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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My suv has always been reliable I've had it now for 12 years, the biggest problem has been the window switches that have been replaced twice for $300. Every other repair has outlasted the manufactuers recomendations. I suggest finding a good German repair faculty,repairs are on the exspensive side at the dealer. I've gotten good gas mpg average 20.


Favorite Features

What made me purchase my suv was the exteriors good looks. Gas mileage and price.


Suggested Improvements

More exspensive quailty interior materials, brighter headlights and more front and rear leg room.


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Over 150k and going strong
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By Eman
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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Reliable SUV, driven hard for 150k miles. Great in snow, mud and rough roads. 22 mpg at 75 mph. Low range has come in handy several times. Some maintenance issues with electronics, suspension and engine mounts.


Favorite Features

Winter driving, 4 wheel drive, highway driving, roomy interior, Bose stereo, reasonable mpg for 5000lbs vehicle.


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders, middle rear seat only has a lap belt - should offer seat upgrade with 3 point restraints in all 3 rear seats (dealers can not offer any solutions).


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It's been a good car
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By waltzonice
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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I am the original owner, bought in April 1998 and now it's over 12 years old and 145k miles. Lots of little things, but nothing major. I love this car but it's time for something different. Ordered a 2011 Land Rover LR4.


Favorite Features

Handling, gas mileage, ride


Suggested Improvements

Climate control, burns oil like crazy, expensive to maintain


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Sue For the Key Problem I did and won
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By susan
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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Never buy first year of new model. The main problems are only 8 keys allowed to be made. I had 6 keys replaced first year by Mercedes who never told me that once you hit 8 keys the whole locking system must be replaced for $4500. Should have been a recall. I sued in small claims court and won. Windows switch bad in all of them. I have replaced 4 times they only last 3 months. Should have been recall. They knew these problems all along but it was cheaper for them if people sue then do a recall.


Suggested Improvements

Never buy a Mercedes, now big ripoff


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