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Much improved over 2000 year
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By Rob Schlein
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2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Had an ML in 1999 and 2000. 1999 was noisy, and 2000 had many electrical problems. However, I needed the space so I tried the 2002 after I heard it was much more reliable. It has been! Great car.


Best Features

Love the bigger engine that the 500 offers. Mileage could be better now that gas is $3 gallon.


Worst Features

Navigation system could be better, and I hope that it is in newer models.


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Love my ML500
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By jrayer
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2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my second V8 ML; I had a 1999 ML430 and this one is considerably improved. The 430 had many quality issues but this one has been solid as a rock. I opted for the Sport package and this V8 haulsthe mail! The handling is quite amazing for a vehicle of this size. The driving position is great; you sit just high enough to get a good view of the traffic ahead. The only negatives are the goofy controls on the radio/navigation system, although you get used to it, and the fact of when these things are out of warranty, they are expensive to fix.


Best Features

Excellent performance, cool looks, comfortable and spacious interior, lots of airbags and safety features. Also, the Mercedes V8 exhaust note is wonderful.


Worst Features

The navigation and radio controls are not very good, although this was the first generation navigation system for Mercedes. The fuel economy is brutal; it would be nice if Mercedes could develop a more efficient V8. But if you buy one of these, you probably don't care about the cost of gas.


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By cdw
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2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Great SUV. Goes absolutely anywhere. Never let me down. Only problem is quality of finish and quality of details. Some exterior trim finish is poor quality. Lovely, beefy SUV. Overall have loved this vehicle.


Best Features

Truly an all terrain vehicle


Worst Features

Need more manufacturer attention to details like, no in dash CD player, telephone set up is not great quality, exterior trim should not wear so apparently, exterior paint could be better.


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By rsa0
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2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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Great german engineering. Some minor details had failed during time (navigation unit) but were promptly replaced by the dealer. Overall experience is great, and I am now a returning buyer for ML. MPG is not the greatest, but hey, is an AWD! Excellent ABS and stability control that not many SUV's have. With the exception of the GPS unit, I had nothing to fix or repair on this car since 2001.


Best Features

Greatnavigation - excelent stability on wet roads - ABS is fantastic


Worst Features

Details and finishing on minor parts - sound system may be better


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ML500 - Excellent buy
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By Alistair Corbett
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2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought used with 25,000 km. Great deal, had depreciated a lot and bought it through a broker - Royalty Auto for $42k CDN. Great experience. Had it for 6 months now. Needed winter tires (we're in Calgary) and it handles well in the snow. No maintenance issues so far. I am not using a dealer for the maintenance, prices much better. We have 2 large dogs and a new house and have hauled lots of stuff with no problems. The versatility of the rear seats is excellent. The 5litre engine has plenty of power and a good roar, but gas use isn't as terrible as I'd expected. Had it inspected by 3rd party before I bought. Brakes squeak when cold


Best Features

Power in engine. Versatile rear seats, BOSE, cargo area. Spacious without being huge - very easy to park, very manuverable.


Worst Features

Better cupholders (they don't hold the cups! - they're too shallow!), revised rear styling, manual transmission option, more powerful seat warmers


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