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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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ML500 I love this car
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By fbon
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I got my ML500 2 months ago (silver w/
Java interior) and the car is a blast.
Best of all the punch of the 288hsp V8
will put a big grin on your face. Coming
from a BMW 328, I can honestly say this
SUV is truly a sporty utilitarian.
Interior is splendid as far as confort.
Some design improvement possible.
Overall Mercedes Benz did a big effort
in 2002 to correct/update most of the
shortcomings of earlier versions just as
soccer moms were rushing to the the X5s
and Accura SUVs. This vehicle is hot!!
again believe me. I already saw several
black ML500 with Inspiration Edition and
their big chrome grill in lots of cool
places in NYC. No reliability issue to
report so far.


Best Features

Big bad V8. Luxurious interior. Bose stereo


Worst Features

Hello, steering wheel audio control anyone!!!


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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 AWD 4dr SUV (5.5L 8cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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


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ML350 Disappointment
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By Alex Spielhagen
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


Review

My new ML 350 now has 1000 miles on the
clock. 600 of those miles came from
traveling to the dealer to have the "
check engine" trouble light checked out.
Apparently fuel management system and
the emissions control system contains
unreliable components.Presently I am
waiting for new parts.A factory recall
for exchange of power steering hose
clamps was installed also. I very much
looked forward to driving a Mercedes
again. I owned a 230 for 15 years and a
280E for 3 years. They were great cars.
Pity that the marque has fallen so
much.I am afraid that I will not have
any confidence that I can take this
truck on a long distance trip.Bloody
shame..


Best Features

Low gear. All wheel drive. Handling in tight spaces. Stereo. Seats are very good,one needs to get used to the built in lumbar support.


Worst Features

change cruise control to on wheel controls, ditto stereo controls.Change the air circulation control light from red to green to indicate that outside air is indeed cut off and air is being recirculated in the truck.


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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Merc
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Not up to par on features vis-a-vis
competitors in same price range.

Significantly improved quality since
intro in '98

Already see condensation in left
headlight assembly. Will have to get
replaced. Not something I would expect
in a $50,000 vehicle.

Had I not gotten a terrific deal. I
would have gone to competition but they
are all selling at MSRP or above.
(Volvo, Toureg, Cadillac, Lexus)
Ridiculous.


Best Features

Seats. Leg room


Worst Features

Radio, fuel consumption, Cargo flaps, update nav.,rear bumper steps, cup holders, rear seat folding procedure (much too difficult). Auto rear hatch-- Too heavy.


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A Pair of Winners
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By derleute
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I've had 2 ML320s, a leased 1999 and a


purchased 2002. In 4 combined years of


ownership I/ve had absolutely no


problems nor any need for warranty work


with either one. They keep getting


better by including more standard


features every year. The emergency


notification system and navigation


systems are terrific and Bose sound


spectacular. My only minor gripe ist the


6 CD changer belongs in the dash, not in


the cargo walls. Thumbs up for American


craftsmanship.



Best Features

One touch automatic up and down on all windows. Large comfortable seats and generous legroom all around. The handling for such a heavy car is very good and the ride is comfortable.


Worst Features

Needs premium fuel. Provide an in-dash DVD/CD changer.


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