When you step on the pedal you go! the best driving SUV i have ever been in, handles like a large sedan, and look beautiful. Wouldn't trade this for anything. Maintenance is cheap of you do it yourself. German cars are very intuitive to dissect and rebuild.
This truck has it all! Power, beauty, luxury, and speed. Driving this truck in city driving has no comparison to driving it on the highway. Living in Florida I rarely had the opportunity to take it up hills but when I took it on a trip to NY it was excellent. Taking turns and going uphills have never been better. Just love this vehicle in so many ways and plan to keep it till the end.
The speed, the look, the quality. Unmatched by others in its class.
Would be nice if it had a cup holder but I understand it was not designed s a family vehicle. Its only my husband and myself that drive it. Me more than him. :)
We have owned our ML55 for over 3 years. Lots of plastic replacement. Idiot lights come on when driving; turn engine off and back on and they disappear. It's very hard to keep aligned. Great engine and tranny! Rides like a Wrangler with stock KYB shocks. It was a rush job to market to be sure but with some tweaking can be a lot more fun to drive and less costly to maintain then stock.
Engine power is smooth. Incredibly smooth and quiet. The 5 speed automatic is dreamy!
Get rid of the plastic and add real wood. Improve the ride by getting rid of the KYB's in favor of Bilstein shocks. Get rid of the soft brakes and rotors.
Complaints about the cupholder
location, plastic in the cockpit,
etc., - I just don't get them.
The stereo system is so-so. Benz should
put in a better quality system and
This vehicle is functional, damn good
looking, and FAST! RAW horsepower and
the handling is excellent for an SUV.
Very little tilt in the corners;
steering is sharp and accurate. Ours
also has the special, red AMG brakes.
The brakes and rotors on these vehicles
have an average life of 20k. Local cost
is about $850 at an independent.
The ML55 ride is expectedly stiff. You
will feel the bumps especially on
rough, country roads but better than
AMG package, i.e. appearance, handling,
POWER. GPS. The AMG seats are very
comfortable and hold you in without
being too snug. Visibility is very good
in the vehicle as well. The folding
rearview mirrors is an excellent
feature. HVAC system is excellent.
Better quality stereo and speakers.
The toggle button for the GPS system is
poorly located but you will get used to
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