By Shovelhead on
2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
We purchased our 02 as a CPO ML. It was just turned in on a lease with 23k on it. Wanted safety. The engine is performs very well. Smooth, fast and reliable. Performs from 0-60 with no flat spot. The ride is good for an SUV. We had ae minor axle and trans seal leak repaired. The ML's traction and stability control work excellent. Drive in icy conditions can't even tell the road surface is slick until we get out to walk. It corners well and stops well. Solid, safe, built like Tiger tank. Neighbor works in ER level 3. Lexus LX470 (large SUV) crossed center line on interstate. Hit ML on front and side. ML occupants good shape, Lexus driver died. Worth every penny in safety and broken bones
Engine performance, does not leak or burn oil. Transmission, traction and stability control. Eight air bags!!! Built super strong, full frame design. Goes great in deep snow.
Updated GPS. Good for 2002. Could ride a little better but would not sacrifice full frame strength for ride.