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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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Mercedez-Benz ML 320
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By Mike Bowling
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Review

I have thouroughly enjoyed my ML 320. I bought it used, which can be a scary thing, but have never had a problem with it. Handles very well and is fun to drive.


Favorite Features

Luxury


Suggested Improvements

service can be a little pricey


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M-Class Poor Reliability
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By smitty2
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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This vehicle looks reasonbly good, handles well, gets good fuel mileage, rides well, but is not reliable. Requires frequent service.


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1998 ML320
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By p_iyer
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Review

The good: relatively quiet interior easy entry/exit in spite of being a tall vehicle The bad: poor build quality brakes wear out prematurely poor transmission, jumps in and out of gears at low speeds Excessive wind noise at highway speeds


Suggested Improvements

Smoother transmission Improve build quality CD changer in dash board Window controls on doors Better cup holders


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Nice ride
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By Josh J
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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I just bought this a few weeks with 96,000 miles on it. It drives just like a new car, the brakes are more responsive than most sedans. Which is amazing considering its over two tons. The interior build is not quite up to par though, when the bass from the boss system hits the interior rattles, and wind noise is excessive on the doors. On the highway it has a smooth ride and a great passing gear.


Favorite Features

car-like ride, honor of owning a Benz, 4 wheel drive, and styling.


Suggested Improvements

Elimate road noise and interior rattles.


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Mercedes Ain't What They Used To Be
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By Dennis Hupp
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Review

First year or 2 had very few minor, but annoying problems -- glove box wouldn't close properly (still does not) and loose knob for adjusting the driver's seat back. Then fuel pump broke in 3rd year at 24,000 miles. Defective dealer workmanship resulted in 2nd fuel pump replacement less than a year later. At 31,000 miles and 4 1/2 years (after warranty expired) the fuel tank started leaking and needed to be replaced ($1,500.00). What do the commercials say about Mercedes' quality engineering???? Give me a Toyota Highlander, Acura MDX, or a Lexus RX- 300 instead.


Favorite Features

Love driving it -- excellent power, comfort (I'm 6'3" tall), roominess, versatility (city, highway, & off-road driving), turning radius, and view of the road. Good gas mileage (18-23 mpg). Service department reps that I dealt with were OUTSTANDING.


Suggested Improvements

Improve manufacturing QUALITY CONTROL!!!! Get rid of those arrogant sales people. Put a 5 or 6 capacity CD player IN THE DASH. Reduce the size (and PRICE) of the option packages.


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