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High maintenance car, low quality
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Stefan
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2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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Bought the car in Oct 2000 new, loved it for the longest time. But then the little things started, later got bigger and bigger. Like so many else had to get new brake pads every year (~$300), and new rotors every other year (~3,000). Then a pipe in the steering wheel went out on a 2hr trip. The pipe ($2?) was covered by warranty, the $1,500 damage to the steering wheel was obviously not covered. Great. Got it repaired, drive out the dealership, next day power brakes warning light goes on, damaged from some problem, another $1,500. Not with me, my friends. Bought a 2003 Nissan Murano just now, and the ride is so much smoother and more comfortable, no service issues.


Best Features

ABS, Electronic Stability and Traction Control. Loved the moonroof until it went out.


Worst Features

Brakes! This seems to be the biggest problem. This car goes through brake pads like kids through PB&J. Overall quality and pricing of service. Once out of warranty, I cannot suggest taking it to the dealer ever again.


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ML 320
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By Ron
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2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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I bought the vehicle new. 6 years and few problems. Oil sending unit did leak after 5 years. Didn't feel that should have happened. 48900 miles and still using original brake pads. Very surprised. Replaced switch for abs system. No other problems.Have changed oil every 10000 miles per fss.MBUSA insists on premium unleaded. I have burned regular unleaded for years. Can't tell any difference.


Best Features

Enjoy the vehicle more and more through ownership. Comfortable seats. Fuel economy is excellent. Long trips average 23mpg at higher speeds. Test drove an 07'ML yesterday. It was a little softer ride but seats were not as comfortable as the 2000. Go figure.


Worst Features

Easier method of dropping the back seat which has been corrected with the '07, maybe earlier not sure.


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Expensive
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jsmiles
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2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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We bought our 2000 Mercedes in 2006 because we got it for only $14,000, but this thing is horrible in reliability. The catalytic conveters went, and we could not drive it for three months. Also the car is very expensive to maintain, $80 for oil change, $600 brake changes, $30-$60 for gas. The car is a nice drive, and the interior has a nav whitch is an asset. It also has a third row seat whitch is useful. I would not recommend this car if you don't have a lot of money, but if you do, good luck.


Best Features

Nav is nice. The 3.2 V6 engine is very peppy. The leather is comfortable. The Bose sound system is nice


Worst Features

Build quality and reliability need to be greatly improved. Drink holders are in a bad place.


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MB= Mucho Bucks in Repairs
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Kevin
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2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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Save your money, buy something else. Repairs are endless. Engine rebuilt by factory at 50K due to high oil consumption (was still under warranty), both catalytic converters replaced. Check engine light is on more then off. Factory brakes replace every 20K miles (dealer says it is normal), and window switch panel replaced 3 times. I've had other MBs, and this is trash in comparison. Nice looking vehicle, fun to drive, but the maintenance is terrible. I use a private mechanic now, put Brembo brakes on, and the brakes last much longer. Engine codes when it is not acting right aren't specific, so you go through a lot of trial and error in diagnosing problems.


Best Features

Cool looks. Handles better then most other SUVs. The ride is nicer then other SUVs too. ABS works, too well sometimes.


Worst Features

Mercedes-Benz ought to learn how to make a world class SUV that is realible and lasts. Gee, you would think they would know how to do that! The 2000 ML320 is as close to a lemon as you will find unless you pick it directly from the tree.


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Nice SUV
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By jreimers
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2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


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I purchased this SUV second hand at the dealer last year. Purchased the extended warranty which seems to be paying off. it drives nice, looks good, and is fun to own. A little high on gas. Last year's repairs, $1200 before warranty


Best Features

Style and drive. Drives great in the snow.


Worst Features

Gas mileage is poor. Drink cup holders are in the wrong place


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