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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV

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Still Luv It
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By Still Luv It
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I have nothing but praise for this vehicle as it is exciting to drive (Sport), has served it's purpose (Utility), and has been a good daily commuter (Vehicle). I still get plenty of looks with the Sport package and the service received from the Cincinnati store has been impeccable. It must be said that any and all cars will have minor issues arise throughout its ownership and this ML320 Sport has been no different - although nothing has been horribly wrong (worst was when the window stuck in the down position during a winter drive...Roadside Assistance took care of it within 25 minutes).


Favorite Features

The navigation system has more than paid for itself several times over. I have also enjoyed the rain-sensing windshield wipers. One less thing to worry about in drizzle-to-down pour-to- drizzle episodes.


Suggested Improvements

I'd like a DVD player as other SUVs w/in the class offer them (e.g. the dreaded minivan). A bigger gas tank would've been welcomed. The 2003 addressed this somewhat but not enough.


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Uncomparable!
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By GAMH
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Had it for 3 years and virtually no problems (SRS relay replacement and 1 passenger seatbelt replacement). If there has been anything else wrong it must have been fixed during regular maintenance (love the FSS!). Drove it from TX to MD this summer, besides the excellent drive I only spend $100 in gas both ways! Involved in rear end collision by 18 wheeler and NOTHING happened to the passengers, the cabin nor frame (loved the quick SOS assistance). Repaired to perfection by MB. No complaints. If I don't keep this one I would certainly buy a new one. Look forward for the new design.


Favorite Features

Everything in it.


Suggested Improvements

The improvements I wanted are now standard on since the 2002 model. Good move MB.


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Be Warned of Low Quality & RipOff Labor.
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By Andres Callegari
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Be Warned of Low Quality & Rip Off Labor prices. there are large number of failing componenents (fuel pump, steering components, sensors, brake switches, ignition coils, etc) that will let you stranded.. The labor is a rip off for a low quality component vehicle. $600.00 for changing a coil, $280.00+ for oil and filter changes, $1000.00+ for fuel pump changes. MB customer service is a joke and dealers are a nightmare. MB refuses to perform TSB's unless you get stranded. Value went from $45,000 to a dealer trade in value of $20,000 in 2001 to the year 2003.


Favorite Features

Loved the exterior and general look. The engine is great.


Suggested Improvements

Need to improve overall component quality. Need to reduce repair labor on defective MB models. Currently it is a major rip off.Even 2003 models have problems that were known on 1998 models. They were never fixed even though the sales people mention otherwise.


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ML55 AMG
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By adboy10
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML430 AWD 4dr SUV (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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This SUV is a rocket, much better than the Yukon I had for 6 months and did not like.


Favorite Features

AMG motor, styling and handling


Suggested Improvements

Some minor annoyances, but that is to be expected with any pre-owned vehicle.


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Electronics have defects, but good buy
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By DDS
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I recently purchased this vehicle and have thus far not been surprised with what I found. It was a used vehicle with 50K of miles, but got the extra warranty and know that it will keep at least some of its value.


Favorite Features

Most comfortable & quiet SUV I've ridden in. Used to be a Jeep Cherokee owner and this is a very nice change.


Suggested Improvements

BIGGER gas tank; 2 gallons less than Jeep Cherokee which you don't think is a big deal - but wait. I'm getting 20 MPG. Need to ensure the electonics are working properly. I've experienced some electronics problems with the power to the radio, SRS light coming on, etc.


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