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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV

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2003 ML350 Inspiration Edition 225k miles and still going strong
49 of 49 people found this review helpful
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By sbushue
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Family bought this SUV used back in 2005 and since then put on 175k miles on it. Been extremely reliable. Of course there is the maintenance. However, it is expected with any vehicle. This has now became my vehicle (3rd owner), and am confident it will get to well over 300k. Has handled well on the road, especially on the curves and in the winter time as well.


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Can you believe
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Joey Martin
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I have owned this ML 500 for 6 yrs and it has a total of 174,000 mi. It has been bullet proof! Yes it's hard on brakes, every 22k mi. Tires depending on brand 30-35K. Mechanically, the only major issue? I just had the dealer install a new power steering pump at 171,000 mi. Wow! Great SUV, the best MB I have ever owned. Why get a new one?


Favorite Features

Reliability, Interior (Inspiration PKG), Sound System.


Suggested Improvements

Brakes could last a little longer.


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164K miles runs like new
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Joey
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I have maintained this ML 500 at the dealership since purchase. WOW, the only issue has been brake jobs every 25K miles, a new battery at 100K and of curse oil changes 5k. I take care of it and it has NEVER let me down. My favorite car/SUV ever! maybe, I am lucky but this ML 500 has been bullet proof.


Favorite Features

Cruise 85-95 effortless. Built quality.


Suggested Improvements

Those brake jobs are expensive (heavy SUV)


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I hate my ML500
5 of 10 people found this review helpful
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By Mars
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I purchased two Mercedes because they built their name on quality, what a "joke". We own the ML500 & 350. The 500 was poorly built, a lot of repairs In less than one year, I have spent over $2,000.00 in repairs. Even the clear coat is peeling, both my Mercedes have this problem. I will never purchase another Mercedes, in fact I am trading both vehicles in this weekend for Lexus. Mercedes should be ashamed of themselves.


Favorite Features

handles very well in the snow


Suggested Improvements

Built a much better vehicle.


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No Complaints
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Zach
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Was my grandparents SUV but is now mine. Never any major problems for either of us. Great midsized SUV. Takes bad weather like a champ. Reliability is as you would expect for a MB. Some of the exterior factory colors don't look great. Go with black if it's an option. My only complaint with the car would be the fuel efficiency.


Favorite Features

Very comfortable, one touch windows, trunk space, safe, stylish for an SUV


Suggested Improvements

Lower center of gravity and better fuel efficiency if at all possible


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