2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Consumer Review: Nice Car, but Very Costly to M

2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class - Consumer Review

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ML430 4dr SUV (4.3L V8 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Nice Car, but Very Costly to Maintain
By flomasta77 on


2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML430 4dr SUV AWD


Although we bought this car used, it has only been fun to drive for the first 4000 miles, then major things started breaking down in this car. Computer Module at 90k, $1000 repair. Then, cracked radiator at 92k, $900 repair. Then, 110k, tension belt and pulley blow out, $550 repair. Also, these repair are being done by mechanic, which is way less than what the dealer would charge. Normal wear and tear items like tires, brakes, and oil changes are very costly. It's a nice car, but it is becoming really difficult maintaining this vehicle. Also, the interior trim was made with cheap plastic, and is breaking. We expected better from a Mercedes-Benz product, and will not buy another.

Best Features

The strong engine pickup and performance. Great acceleration, leather seats, seat warmers, and navigation system.

Worst Features

Improve the overall reliabilty and build quality of the car. For such an expensive car, use parts that dont break early. Mercedes-Benz is cutting corners with cheap part and materials, but still charging the customer the same price. car, parts should last longer.
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