By Car nut on
2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
We grew out of our C230 into a ML350. We live on a twisty two lane hwy so safety is a must. 5 stars all around sold us on safety. We love the looks and comfot. I love the cup holders. We looked at Lexus 330 and the safely features were optional, and my tall frame could not fit in the driver seat. Three 1,000 mile road trips a year and always trouble free and we can step out feeling refreshed after several hours. 24mpg at 75/80 mph. and 20mpg around town. Enough power to get out of the way or pass. Stable on corners too. Love the transmission and gear select. Over 45,000 miles and no problems, makes us glad we chose the ML. We also like the 10 to 15 thousand mile oil change intervals.
Safely, quality, cup holders and style. Bi-Zenon lights that "look" around the corners.
Replace toggle on NAV. Hard to get right even when parked. Bi-Zenon lights should be standard. Back-up camara should be standard.