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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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ML320 3.2L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic - (63 reviews )

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Love it despite electrical issues
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By lindaw
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Vehicle

1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Review

I love this car BUT I had electrical
issues at 60K miles which lead to an
$800 fix. Dealership told me the
underside of the car was wet too
frequently, but no off road usage and
was garaged when not driven. Also have
had to replace the driver's window
switch 4 times - opened 4 times a day
every day for tolls, but my Honda did
fine with the same drive.


Best Features

Turns lots of heads even now.


Worst Features

electrical issues and my new non- dealership mechanic tells me MB's don't go 250K like they used to :(


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So Sad....
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bryan E
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1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Review

Just don't do it..... Left me stranded
3 times in 6 months. So fun to drive
and rides wonderful. So sad that
reliability is so terrible. Window
problems, electrical problems, fuel
pump...endless. Back to the Japanese
automakers for me.


Best Features

Plenty of power. Comfortable ride.


Worst Features

Dumbest cupholders of all time. It was like they designed and built the truck and said ..Oh shot we forgot the cupholders. Where can we put them?


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151000 miles: great vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By theta
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Vehicle

1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Review

This was one of the first off the
manufacturing line: number 2000
something. Many early annoying issues
with rattles etc., but once these got
ironed out it has been outstanding.

It burns no oil whatsoever even at
150k. It has powerful acceleration
and great handling for a suv.


Best Features

Acceleration, handling and style.


Worst Features

The original rattles etc alomst lost me...once those got sorted out it has been great. Dealer has been okay, but expensive. I use a local mechanic for brakes and other stuff.


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One Tough, Full-time 4wd TRUCK!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By warren
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Vehicle

1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Review

ML320 delivered:
- City SUV -turning ratio
- Safest family car & fits two large
dogs
- 4x4 (NOT AWD) -offroad trips to Baha
California and Death Valley.
www.4x4abc.com
http://www.whnet.com/4x4/index.html
- Bumper-to-bumper warranty to 50,000
mi (get extended warranty to 100,000)
- Luxury that I don't have to baby.
Tough plastic interior, a truck that is
easy clean
- Lots of space without being huge


Best Features

1. Having my cake and eating it too! 2. ONE TOUGH TRUCK. 3. Cargo space, heated seats and A/C, simplicity 4. Full-time Four Wheel Drive with 4ETS and ESP.


Worst Features

1. real spare tire!!!! 2. Stock tires are for street only 3. Lumbar support adjustment 4. Offroad accessories needed


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more hassle than its worth
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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Exterior Design
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By first&lastbenz
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Vehicle

1998 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Review

Like many of the other reviews, so many
electrical issues, especially in the
cold weather. seat warmers take forever
vs other competitors. windows not
functioning (bad switch) was the
biggest pain in the a**. so many
interior noises (buzz, squeaks, rattles
& wind noise). VERY CHEAP looking
interior. also had transmission issues.
my job consists of entertaining and
driving customers around and i am
constantly embarassed with this
vehicle. never again. MB just lost
another customer.


Best Features

AWD, Bose stereo,


Worst Features

see list above


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