2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
This is a sad example of a decent brand
stuck on a poorly-made SUV. Mine has
been in the shop 16 times in the last
12 months: engine mysteriously
stalling, broken door handles, window
lifters stopped working twice,
malfunctioning turn signals, ripped
seat covering, sunroof came loose, etc.
Even the San Francisco Mercedes dealer
(European Motors) is laughing about the
quality of this car: "well, you know,
it IS a truck made in Alabama after
all". So if you want a Mercedes, buy
one from Stuttgart.
The lockbox underneath the passenger
seat. Handles pretty well in the snow
(if you can get it TO the snow in the
Fit and finish, materials used in the
interior. To the floor manager in
Alabama: tighten all the screws, double-
check Billy Bob's welds, check each car
for missing parts and wires. To the
Krauts in Stuttgart: put a Chrysler
logo on the car and deny everything.
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