2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Consumer Review: Hard Worker

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Hard Worker
By deboese on


2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 4dr SUV AWD


Vehicle is driven daily commute and
hauls my bass boat. Delievered quality
was good. Minimal maintenance has been
needed. Except in snow, >9
in., vehicle goes with
minimal fuss. It tries its best to
keep you from doing stupid things.
Driving position is generally good
and seats supportive. However on
long drives >6 hrs. could use more
thigh support.
length. More than adequate power to tow
my 21' bassboat (~4200 Lbs. Combat
Loaded). Heater/AC is acceptable but
noisy at high fan speeds. Cheap
interior plastics are a put down. Off
Road activity has been acceptable but
not rubicon capable. The lack of a full
size spare tire is not good.

Best Features

Fuel economy. In daily commuting year around it averages right at 21 mpg. Towing the boat it is close to 14 mpg. The cruise control is outstanding. Braking is superb.

Worst Features

Add a full set of instruments and a full size spare Tire. Move the trailer connector to a more accessible position; Make the seats more Recaro (SP) like. Fix the rear seat(s) folding mechanism. Make the rear mirrors bigger and or extendable. Improve the standard radio & speakers.
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