This car is amazing. It's not the fastest thing on the road by far, but it is a tank in the snow. Nothing will stop it and we live in Minnesota. I've had Explorers and Expeditions, Blazers, etc, but nothing comes close to the ML in the snow. Also, everything still works on it. I bought the car 3 years ago with 220000 on it. I knew I had something special when, not only did the rear wiper blade work, but so did the rear washer! The stereo is clear and loud too ... Great winter car for the money.
Thought this would be a great get the kids to and from school car. This car has been nothing but problem after problem. We do regular mantince on it oil change all That, besides th obvious this vehicle been in the mechanic shop a total of 15 times. There never a ending list to this vehicle of work needing to get done. Don't buy this car it a money pit.
I bought my 1999 ML 320 with 186k from the second Owner and have been pretty happy with it. The heated leather front seats are great, there is plenty of room in back for my rat terrier and her bed, and the cargo area is huge even with the back seat in place. The engine is smooth and quiet with great torque. The SUV feels sure-footed and is easier to park that I thought. Now for the not so good. An oil change is over $100 because the ML 320 holds 8.5 quarts of oil. The ride is stiff and there is too much wind noise. Yes the cup holders are terrible. And why on earth did Mercedes outfit the earlier ML's with a manual climate control ? The A/C takes forever to cool the interior on a hot day - and my ML 320 has dark tinted windows and I live in Oregon ! I can't imagine the A/C making the cut in Arizona. There are also some blind spots that take some getting used to.