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ML has a heavy and sticky gas pedal.
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By JBear
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2004 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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One very annoying problem that is mentioned by many ML owners is the heavy and sticky feel of the gas pedal. It makes it difficult and uncomfortable to drive smoothly. MB service just says "that's the way it is" there's no fix. That is unfortunate because there is a lot to like about the ML and this problem is something that you experience every single time you drive. MB engineers need to drive a BMW and experience the silky smooth progression of the BMW throttle.


Best Features

Interior comfort. Strong motor.


Worst Features

Fix the lousy gas pedal operation. Make the A/C start blowing air quicker. Put the radio volume nearer the drive, it's a distracting reach to get to it.


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Nice but smaller to the liking
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By Bobby-Jo
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2004 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This midsize SUV is very nice and classy. This is a great choice if you have a family of four or less. That is my only complaint. I believe you should have eight seats built-in, not an optional third-row because then that last row takes away from your cargo space.


Best Features

The heated seats are a great feature!


Worst Features

It would be nice if this 500L model could seat 7 or 8. There are a lot of bigger families and people who want spacious cars.


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First M Class
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By Emory
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2004 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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First Luxury SUV purchase. Benz was chosen primarliy because of safety features, 4 year initial service (included) (i.e. oil changes), and tele- aid communication system (simliar to OnStar). Vehicle also has good towing capability, and lots of room on the inside.


Best Features

Tel-Aid system (similar to On-Star, Lots of interior room, good warranty and service agreement (after the sale), re-sale value, good power and quite ride, Lots or airbags (auto tele-aid alert with airbag deployment)


Worst Features

MPG is below average, Volume controls on radio are cumbersome, power memory seats do not adjust with ignition remote control, Cruise control can be confused with the turn signals (takes getting used too), Larger glove box storage, etc. (where do you keep the owner's manual?)


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A $40,000 Mistake
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Anthony O
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2004 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Don't be taken like we were... Had a 2001 ML320 which was absolutely horendous: Window switch panel replaced three times, Tele_Aid (like OnStar) controller replaced, brakes need to be replaced every 12K mi (with ROTORS every 2nd pad swap), poor fuel economy, trim peices that unsuspectingly fall off, glove compartment door hinge that breaks within the first 1K miles. Thought the ML350 would have all the bugs worked out. WRONG! Mercedes needs to listen to their customers a little more, and stop acting as though their cars are the best on the road. They act as though every time something goes awry, it's YOUR fault.


Best Features

If you love migraine headaches from aggravation, get yourself an ML. NOT WORTH THE PRICE..Look at the owner reviews on the MBWorld.org website. Mercedes does NOT want you to look at this website, beleive us.


Worst Features

Take the car off the market until you can figure out how to build a decent SUV. This truck is garbage.


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very happy with car, but sound system?
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By doreneL
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2004 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Love the vehicle. It drives well. I've had 4 jeeps before this. The only thing I miss is a more convenient standard sound system. The service department was great with any questions I had.


Best Features

drive, looks, comfort. Rain sensitive windshield, back wing windows, Sunroof, and seat heaters are my favorite. Love the car.


Worst Features

put sound system controls on the steering wheel and a standard single cd insert on the face of the stereo instead always having to use the stack in the back of the car. Not too much to ask?


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