Never buy anything else!
By ex LR Owner on
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
I have owned many high end SUVs. The M Class is by far the best. Let's clear a few things up. It is a Mercedes. Don't expect to drive a year and never have any problems. That said, I have put 15,000 miles on this truck in less then a year and only had 1 minor problem. MB service is amazing, you never pay for anything. The truck handles like a sports car, no joke. I dumped a LR Disco for this and never looked back. The dealer is a pleasure to deal with. Don't buy this unless you are a real driver though. If you don't know what an apex is, if you're no interested in a 0-60 time, if you don't care about road holding index, this truck is not for you. You simply will not value it.
Power, 5 Speed auto stick, seats, auto wipers, power folding mirrors, build quality, sunroof, size (mid size truck, full size interior, hence 'funny shape'), visibility, pillow leather steering wheel, flat folding rear seats, heated seats, under seat lock box, on board overhead computer, wood accent
Glove box need a redesign, hinge problems. Could use auto climate control, which has been added for 2002. Dump the Bose stereo for a harman kardon one, in dash CD w/o having to get the nav system! that's it they did a great job on this one plus it is built in the USA!!