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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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Outstanding ML500
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By Patrick
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

By far the very best SUV I have ever owned. After over 70,000 miles it still runs like a dream. No mechanical or electrical problems. A definite keeper!


Best Features

Bi-Zenons, ESP, Bose premium sound, parkronics, power folding mirrors, memory seats, etc


Worst Features

Gas mileage is the only weak point.


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2003 ML 500
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By disappointed
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Very comfortable seats. Very good gas mileage for engine and type of vehicle. 15 in town; 19-21 on road. Very good handling and drivability. Ride slightly harsh. Excellent turning circle. Poor brake wear. New rotors and pads every 18-22 M miles at a ludicrous cost. Front shocks needed replacement at 47,000 miles. Thank goodness car is still under warranty. Dealer cost to replace $850. Power steering hose clamp blew at 40,000 miles. BAS went at 42,000. Reliability poor for a premium brand.


Best Features

Not your typical ponderous SUV. Fun to drive. In control. You drive it. It doesn't drive you.


Worst Features

Fix premature brake and rotor wear. Improve ride. Strive for Lexus reliabilty.


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Too many problems for a real MB
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By Arturo
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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My second ML, realy enjoy the ride and the sense of security on this SUV. But unfortunately I'm very disapointed with too many little things that were never solve by MB and too many big repairs that came right after the waranty expired (central locking system, rear wiper motor -how often do you use it?-, engine problems never solve by service department, heated seats burn my legs, speed sensitive volume on audio system,... etc, etc, etc. Tires and brake life is less than 22,000 miles. Overall great looking and confortable SUV, with too many problems for a MB


Best Features

Comfort and engine power


Worst Features

Make a real Mercedes-Benz!


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Drives itself
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By gary petas
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Awesome vehicle. Has everything you need including built in radar detector helps with that eight. The ML500 is in a class all by itself. Smooth cornering. Step on the accelerator and this vehicle flies all on its own. I have yet to have a problem with this vehicle. This vehicle is great in the snow, not a problem especially with bliz tires or the Dunlop sp5000 which is a tire that has been on the market for about eight years. Only exception 20,000 mile tire. Sound system rocks. Definite head turner.


Best Features

Horsepower. Mileage is as good as the 6. Comfort. Luxury. Performance


Worst Features

Easier reach for storage of change. Electronic tilt wheel.


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Love this SUV, but...
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Armani
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2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I bought this car 5 month ago. I was the second owner. The car was one of the top-notch options-equipped and one of the dream cars you wish to buy. I love this car for the way it handles the road and the luxury you barely find in American cars. Although it was the best car I rode so far, I am thinking of selling it for the sole reason of the gas mileage specially when it comes to $3.50 per gallon. One more thought, When you are driving a Mercedes SUV do not compare the feeling with an S class ride. Got it? It a tough rugged SUV with a Mercedes logo.


Best Features

Outstanding luxury, Audio-pilot and voice command sound system are amazing, Interir passenger and cargo space is one of the best. Road handling, safety features, road side assistance are unique.


Worst Features

Gas mileage, and then comes the tough ride. (it's an SUV for god's sake)


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