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


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Love the look, the feeling of safety and luxury combined, which is crutial in my work of selling real estate. Chose it hands down over a Lexus SUV, even though ride is rougher and am so thrilled that I did.


Favorite Features

Leather seats, visibility, GPS system! cargo space & ability to fold down rear seats, exterior & interior design, and short turning radius.


Suggested Improvements

Would love to lose that jarring when going over bumps or dips in road. Would love to see it offered in yellow - most of the colors are for guys.


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


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I replaced my 1999 ML430 with a 2003 ML350. Improvements have definitely been made with regard to ride and handiling of the '03. The 2003 has a softer feel, though I do receive more engine noise than the ML430. My two biggest gripes are the same as those I have read in other chat rooms: no stereo controls on the steering wheel and poor fuel economy. Other than that, it's a great rig in many, many ways. Dealers are very aggressive with pricing on the MLs right now, too, so it's a good time to buy!


Favorite Features

Probably the safest SUV on the road, which is very comforting. Great stereo! Heated seats come in handy in Minnesota.


Suggested Improvements

Stereo controls should be included with a vehicle that lists for $43,500! A couple more MPG would be nice, too.


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best suv ever
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By mer her
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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this was the best suv ever tested


Favorite Features

DVD player heated seats power adjustable seats rear airconditioning and navigation


Suggested Improvements

New navigation system, and exterior redesign


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Gas Hog
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By Madman
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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The gas mileage on this vehicle has been awful. The sticker states it gets 15 city 18 hwy. I have yet to get 13 on the highway and I am lucky to get 11 around town. It is a noisy vehicle and really needs steering wheel audio controls. My GMC Yukon is overall a much better vehicle. The third row is even smaller than expected. It is pretty much useless.


Suggested Improvements

Steering wheel audio controls, improved gas mileage (gets worse than my Yukon XL), a little bit larger so the the third row can be used, even for a child.


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a beuty and a beast
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By jhonny
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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the power is awsome. the car is a beuty ive had mb suvs for a long time the only thing that this suv needs is more comfort for the driver and passenger that is the only thig that lacks .........


Favorite Features

safety


Suggested Improvements

steering wheel controls like the s class but im sure they wiil have on the next ml


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


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nice ride, a few maintenance issues no real complaints


Favorite Features

i like the suspension system, and the full time four wheel drive, the sound system is excellent as is the nav system.


Suggested Improvements

the remote key entry doesnt transmit very far.


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SUV for the Winter
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By P. Murphy
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Great vehicles, not unstable, very good visual, safe stable ride


Suggested Improvements

Safety items are great but I suggest extra air bags for leg area


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99 vs 2003
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By OBIE
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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We traded in a 1999 ML 320. We did have some problems with it. Fuel pump, Power Steering hose and Transponder. We really like this one much better.


Favorite Features

More chrome, Power vent windows, Memory seat.


Suggested Improvements

Do something with the radio controls. Steering wheel mounted.We have the optional Nav. system ans the volume knob is to far away.


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Great Truck
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By AMGML55
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class 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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Better than ever!!!
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By Second Timer
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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We traded a '02 ML430 with 78K that was the best car we ever owned. Now, the '03 ML500 takes top honors. the drive is improved and the power makes it handle like a sports car going up hills. Great tow car, smarter trans, and some new convenience features. I'm getting better mileage than the 430: over 19 mpg (mostly freeway) because the torque just eats up the hills.


Favorite Features

I like the Xenon option, auto-up windows, larger fuel capacity and the new wheel design (they don't seem to get as black from the brake dust).


Suggested Improvements

There's not much to add. I think they should keep this model, even after the replaement model that is scheduled for 2006. It's a classic.


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