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.
2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
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.
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).
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.
2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
Trade my 00ML320 to 03ML350. Love this
car. Had no problem with my ML320.
ML350 rides even better, improved
lighting, air-conditioning, etc. Best
in the class for the price, great off-
road capability(beats almost all SUV in
snow conditions), nice looking interior.
Bose system, tele-aid, transmition, ESP
Navigation system, inspiration package
has to be standard
The ML55 AMG is a "Sexy Beast". It is
faster than 90%of the cars on the
road. It's a fuel hunger SUV; But What
would you expect for a 342 HP SUV?
It's a rocket launcher! I love
everything about my silver bullet.
My favorite features are the rims,
power doom hood, fender flares, wood
trim, NAV, 342 hp, xenon lights, front
bumber, rear bumper, heated seats,
phone, fog lights, safe box, and just
about every other thing in it.