ML500 - Excellent buy
By Alistair Corbett on
2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
Bought used with 25,000 km. Great deal, had depreciated a lot and bought it through a broker - Royalty Auto for $42k CDN. Great experience. Had it for 6 months now. Needed winter tires (we're in Calgary) and it handles well in the snow. No maintenance issues so far. I am not using a dealer for the maintenance, prices much better. We have 2 large dogs and a new house and have hauled lots of stuff with no problems. The versatility of the rear seats is excellent. The 5litre engine has plenty of power and a good roar, but gas use isn't as terrible as I'd expected. Had it inspected by 3rd party before I bought. Brakes squeak when cold
Power in engine. Versatile rear seats, BOSE, cargo area. Spacious without being huge - very easy to park, very manuverable.
Better cupholders (they don't hold the cups! - they're too shallow!), revised rear styling, manual transmission option, more powerful seat warmers