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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV

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Still Luv It
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By Still Luv It
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have nothing but praise for this
vehicle as it is exciting to drive
(Sport), has served it's purpose
(Utility), and has been a good daily
commuter (Vehicle). I still get plenty
of looks with the Sport package and
the service received from the
Cincinnati store has been impeccable.
It must be said that any and all cars
will have minor issues arise
throughout its ownership and this
ML320 Sport has been no different -
although nothing has been horribly
wrong (worst was when the window stuck
in the down position during a winter
drive...Roadside Assistance took care
of it within 25 minutes).


Best Features

The navigation system has more than paid for itself several times over. I have also enjoyed the rain-sensing windshield wipers. One less thing to worry about in drizzle-to-down pour-to- drizzle episodes.


Worst Features

I'd like a DVD player as other SUVs w/in the class offer them (e.g. the dreaded minivan). A bigger gas tank would've been welcomed. The 2003 addressed this somewhat but not enough.


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Uncomparable!
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By GAMH
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

Had it for 3 years and virtually no
problems (SRS relay replacement and 1
passenger seatbelt replacement). If
there has been anything else wrong it
must have been fixed during regular
maintenance (love the FSS!). Drove it
from TX to MD this summer, besides the
excellent drive I only spend $100 in
gas both ways! Involved in rear end
collision by 18 wheeler and NOTHING
happened to the passengers, the cabin
nor frame (loved the quick SOS
assistance). Repaired to perfection by
MB. No complaints. If I don't keep
this one I would certainly buy a new
one. Look forward for the new design.


Best Features

Everything in it.


Worst Features

The improvements I wanted are now standard on since the 2002 model. Good move MB.


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Be Warned of Low Quality & RipOff Labor.
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By Andres Callegari
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Be Warned of Low Quality & Rip Off
Labor prices. there are large number
of failing componenents (fuel pump,
steering components, sensors, brake
switches, ignition coils, etc) that
will let you stranded.. The labor is a
rip off for a low quality component
vehicle. $600.00 for changing a coil,
$280.00+ for oil and filter changes,
$1000.00+ for fuel pump changes.
MB customer service is a joke and
dealers are a nightmare. MB refuses
to perform TSB's unless you get
stranded.
Value went from $45,000 to a dealer
trade in value of $20,000 in 2001 to
the year 2003.


Best Features

Loved the exterior and general look. The engine is great.


Worst Features

Need to improve overall component quality. Need to reduce repair labor on defective MB models. Currently it is a major rip off.Even 2003 models have problems that were known on 1998 models. They were never fixed even though the sales people mention otherwise.


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ML55 AMG
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By adboy10
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML430 AWD 4dr SUV (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This SUV is a rocket, much better than
the Yukon I had for 6 months and did
not like.


Best Features

AMG motor, styling and handling


Worst Features

Some minor annoyances, but that is to be expected with any pre-owned vehicle.


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Electronics have defects, but good buy
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By DDS
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2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I recently purchased this vehicle and
have thus far not been surprised with
what I found. It was a used vehicle
with 50K of miles, but got the extra
warranty and know that it will keep at
least some of its value.


Best Features

Most comfortable & quiet SUV I've ridden in. Used to be a Jeep Cherokee owner and this is a very nice change.


Worst Features

BIGGER gas tank; 2 gallons less than Jeep Cherokee which you don't think is a big deal - but wait. I'm getting 20 MPG. Need to ensure the electonics are working properly. I've experienced some electronics problems with the power to the radio, SRS light coming on, etc.


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