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All Wheel Drive Eats Tires in 10,000 mi
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By BEB
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2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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My ML350 ruined a set of tires in 10,000 mile. The dealer says I didn't rotate enough. They were rotated and balanced at 5,000 at 10,000 at 15,000 at 20,000. I think the all wheel drive is eating the tires. My dealer won't do anything, no other dealer will do anything. So, at 30,000 miles, I'm losing $7,000.00 just to get rid of this lemon. Pretty sad. I've had other Mercedes, but this piece of junk is my last. This vehicle vibrates like a piece of junk. I'm embarrased for M.B. They should be ashamed.


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Mercedes should buy parts and technology from Lexus.


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A Legacy? No ... But fits me well.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Yura83
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2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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'05 is the last year for the truck-like frame body, as well as the 5 speed automatic trany. Performs well off- road and in snow. As most other Mercedes, the unique electronically controlled gas paddle will have you looking for others in your mirrors. Car feels somewhat rough on turns even with BAS helping out. If you like extreme ride comfort, get an s- class ... after all you are buying a truck. No 50 mpg for this baby, but not a Hummer either. Both interior and exterior features lack one or two items, but generally satisfying. Overall fun to drive, especially in blizzards. This model is sometimes known for few reliability issues, which are usually covered under warranty. Fun to drive


Best Features

Good power under the hood. Some Mercedes toys and gadgets are included. Safe car in normal weather, even safer in bad. BOSE sound. Transmission feels good in shifting and has few buttons you can push. Good car for a small family.


Worst Features

Dunlopís tires were a bad choice. Short wheelbase effects handling and feel. More Mercedes toys and vehicle reliability would be nice to include in this model too someday.


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This is an exclusive SUV
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Fay
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2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I traded my 2001 ML430 in for this and they ML430 came with more options like a sky view top this one only comes with a normal sunroof, this one also doesnt come with a cd-changer. Other than that the car runs like a dream and it is so powerful considering it only uses a little gas.The third row seat doesnt realy have that much room but it does its job.I test drove the BMW X5 which looks better that they ML but compared to the way the ML drives the X5 is junk and they X5 doesnt have safes or a third row of seats.


Best Features

My favorite features are the navigation system, the safe under the passengers seat, parking sensors, the switch blade key, and the third row of seats


Worst Features

Retracting rear head restraints like in Mercedes sedans, bring back they sky view top, a more powerful 4-wheel drive system and the cd-changer in the front instead of in the trunk.


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Long Live the Mercedes Brand....Not!!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By KJ
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2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Nice looking SUV w/great power and handling. Quality leather interior and sound system. Plenty of room for SUV's in this class. Goes downhill from here. Squeaky brakes that dealer says is s MB problem and they put on free lubricant for 1 yr then you are on your own. Dunlop tires are inferior for a 50k SUV. After 20k miles and a loud ride, dealer says you need new tires and not to replace w/Dunlop. Stiff gas pedal takes a lot to get used to, dealer says they made the cable to short. Dealer nor MB Client Services will stand behind brake/tire issue. Agree with another reivew that MB will be dead in 5 years unless radical changes are made


Best Features

Color, heated seats, power, rainsensing wipers.


Worst Features

Squeaky brakes, poor tires, stiff gas pedal, paying for service intervals and a manufacturer that will not stand behind its product.


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By louise85
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2005 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased my ML350 3 mo. later, dead battery & Headlight out. Have had it in the shop 9 times in the first year, stalled @ lights, radio/stereo goes in and out, phone option purchased for an extra $1500.00 in less than 1 yr. it is obsolete.The black side panels next to the windows peeled had to be replaced.Rides very rough. Sad to say very disappointed. It was a gift from my husband for our 5yr anniversary, I look at it and only think what a waste of money. Have filed a claim with the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and have notified my local news station to do a story on what a terrible company Mercedes-Benz truly is


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