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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class - Consumer Reviews

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I'll stick to Lincolns
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By jskeens
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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The car is fine but nothing sets it apart from other luxury SUVs. My exp w/ the sales process was the only piece that went smoothly. Due to Linc, I am accustomed to receiving the model of loaner veh that I am having serviced. Mercs' loaner car program consists of using the co-resident Enterprise office. That blows. The warranty has a couple nice perks but nothing worth dealing w/ their Service dept. After purchase, I received a letter for a recall that went out six months prior. Should've been fixed prior to sell of vehicle. Mercs' Customer Service and Service depts could learn a lesson from Linc.


Best Features

Bose radio


Worst Features

Put audio/enviro controls on steering wheel. Seat & windshield wiper controls are the ones found in cheap cars. More auto features should be avail. Improve mpg. More luxury options in the base veh. I've got a loaded ML, it lacks the luxury that I expect from a SUV in this price range.


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Get out while you still can
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By yogamama
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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The M-class is a disaster. My car arbitrarily stalls since the day I rolled it off the lot. Unfortunately, the only time it does this is when I'm entering a busy road and need pick-up. Repeated trips to the dealership revealed nothing...except a waiting room of other angry M-class owners experiencing the same problem. Computer's been updated three times. My friends with C class cars are having similar problems. My guess is that Mercedes tried to make a lower priced vehicle for the "masses," and unfortunately, sacrificed quality. There are many SUV's out there for the same price-without the kinks.


Best Features

TeleAid (you'll need it!)


Worst Features

Correcting the acceleration glitches in the computer system, better cup holders (under the air vents) because the current ones aren't deep enough and the drinks fall out during turns, stronger A/C (Mercedes A/C weren't made to handle South Florida summer heat)


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By javier cubas
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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excellent suv very nice drive


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ML 350
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By User123
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This is a very well crafted vehicle with many added safety features that many other SUV's do not enjoy. A more powerful engine than its predecessor ML320. I do have to say that it is time for a new body style. I have owned my 2003 ML350 for 3 months now so not much else to comment. Everything is great.


Best Features

Excellent power seats, mirrors. A/C system cools extremely well in short time. Cool NAVI system.


Worst Features

A/C vents on opposite ends of dashboard tend to fog up the driver's and passanger's windows making it impossible to see sideview mirrors under rain. Also could use extra horsepower, not impressed with performance for a $40K vehicle. Firm ride, safe vehicle.


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Love the 2003 ML 350
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By Cldntsleep
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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It's a luxury SUV and very classy and easy to drive/maneuver. There are no blind spots, you have the option of obtaining a 3rd row, sports package, running boards, Bose sound system, tinted windows, and much more.


Best Features

I love the styling, steering control, compactness, and the fact that it has an awesome sound system.


Worst Features

None.


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