Love the SUV - Hate the minor repairs
By Gatortomk on
2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
The car has been perfect for us in terms of design,
comfort, features, durability, etc. Our gas mileage
has been better than expected at 18.6 city and up
to 23+ highway (I confess to having a heavy foot so
it's often only 22).
Brakeware has been super too; 45,000mi front and
rears are still OK at 72,000mi. But, had to replace
pump, windshield washer checkvalve, "baby safe"
seat sensor, and an instrument panel bulb. Nothing
major, but even with good service (and free loaner
cars) it's been a hassle some time.
Audio system (Bose & MCS), flexible service
computer (14,000mi between oil changes), SAFETY,
size, load capacity, view of the road, comfort,
power folding mirrors, handling, and
service by the dealer
6yr 100,000 service/warranty, adjustable rear seat
backs, more technical data/repair data on the web,
and easier bulb replacement for the owner.