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ML55 AMG 5.5L V8 AWD 5-speed Automatic - (8 reviews )
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It is a rocket
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Dmessersmith
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG ML55 AMG AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


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Having owned a variety of BMW's, MB's, and Lexus's, I can say that the ML 55 is simply for those that want an SUV that is all beast when you hit the gas. It lacks some of the basic conveniences and creature comforts that are found in lesser vehicles, but when you hit the gas, take a hard corner, and need it to respond, it there for you. No sissies need apply.


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Great Truck
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By AMGML55
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG ML55 AMG AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


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This is a great truck...PERIOD. I looked at getting an X5 4.6, Toureg, Cayenne, MDX, Rx330(so bland)and even a Navigator. No comparison. This is a sports car in an SUV's body. Gas mileage sucks, but you have 342 ponies to play with. I've had to bring it in for a couple recalls and some minor things, but the dealership has been great. No regrets.


Favorite Features

The 342 ponies under the hood.


Suggested Improvements

gas mileage


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Sexy Beast
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By AMGNUZI
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG ML55 AMG AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


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The ML55 AMG is a "Sexy Beast". It is faster than 90%of the cars on the road. It's a fuel hunger SUV; But What would you expect for a 342 HP SUV? It's a rocket launcher! I love everything about my silver bullet.


Favorite Features

My favorite features are the rims, power doom hood, fender flares, wood trim, NAV, 342 hp, xenon lights, front bumber, rear bumper, heated seats, phone, fog lights, safe box, and just about every other thing in it.


Suggested Improvements

Supercharger!


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Mighty Fine Vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Sacha Prins
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG ML55 AMG AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


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I traded in my 2000 ML320 (old model) for a 2002 ML55 (new model) last may, and I must say that besides the obvious performance gain, the quality of the car (interior, rattling, overall quality) has also improved a lot. I'm basically a very happy camper, and besides a recall involving the powersteering everything has been fine. This car and the dealership I bought it at live up to my Mercedes-Benz quality expectations. I don't quite understand the static the other reviewers give the ML55. The only thing against the car would be the fuel milage.


Favorite Features

Horsepower and torque. Better looking than its competitors: X5/Cayenne/Toaregg/... Reliability.


Suggested Improvements

It would be nice to have had air suspension as an option.


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MAINTENANCE NIGHTMARE
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Orlo Dietrich
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG ML55 AMG AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


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First, mine ia a 2001 model. We have had electrical problems,cooling problems, power steering problems, air bag problems, and the car is now at the dealer to have the fuel pump replaced. All in only 18 months! We live in the mountains and the 4 wheel drive system is the worst I have ever used. The worst indictment of all is that MERCEDES does not seem to care.


Favorite Features

It is very hard to be positive.


Suggested Improvements

QUALITY MUST BE IMPROVED.


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My first and last MB
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By atria
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG ML55 AMG AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


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18m of problems.Many unscheduled visits due but not limited to: xenon lights (x2),cooling reservoir,brakes, brake lights,wipers,ashtray (x3),radio, trip computer. Nav. system/ heat/cool,flawed big time.MB too cheap to authorize a replecement with the DVD based system..If it ain't broke (to pieces) don't fix it! Who pays for my wasted pers/profes time? Did not get my money's worth.My wife's,same age,RX300 has not been back except for an oil change.I'll get rid of it soon and I'll never look back.


Favorite Features

Good engine. OK hanling (now that I know there is better out there).


Suggested Improvements

An attitude adjustment of MB is needed immediately.Don't tell me my complaints have been "filled". Thanks guys!!! What a great help.


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My ML55 AMG
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By MBZdriver
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG ML55 AMG AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


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I love the way my SUV drives, it handles great for how big it is. It has 342 HP which is more than most cars on the road and is a real head turner. My Benz is faster than my sister's 2002 CLK320.


Favorite Features

The big red brakes.


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage


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HORRIBLE CAR!
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Daniel
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG ML55 AMG AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


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I have always liked BMW much much better than Mercedes. but 1 year i gave Benz a chance and i went and bought the ML55. I have only a couple things to say about that car. IT SUCKS. my wife has a BMW X5 4.6is and it is sooo much better than the ML. I will never buy another Benz as long as i live. You think Benz is better because they have been known longer but it is HORRIBLE! THANKS!


Favorite Features

Finally leaving the car so i dont have to stay in it!


Suggested Improvements

imporve every. just start all over with a new SUV line! thing except saticfieing the customer when they leave the vehicle!


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