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
Horsepower and torque. Better looking
than its competitors:
It would be nice to have had air
suspension as an option.
2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
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
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.
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.
2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
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)
Seats. Leg room
Radio, fuel consumption, Cargo flaps,
update nav.,rear bumper steps, cup
holders, rear seat folding procedure
(much too difficult). Auto rear hatch--
2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
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
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.
Needs premium fuel. Provide an in-dash