This is a great truck...PERIOD. I
looked at getting an X5 4.6, Toureg,
Cayenne, MDX, Rx330(so bland)and even a
Navigator. No comparison. This is a
sports car in an SUV's body. Gas
mileage sucks, but you have 342 ponies
to play with. I've had to bring it in
for a couple recalls and some minor
things, but the dealership has been
great. No regrets.
2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 AWD 4dr SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
We traded a '02 ML430 with 78K that
was the best car we ever owned. Now,
the '03 ML500 takes top honors. the
drive is improved and the power makes
it handle like a sports car going up
hills. Great tow car, smarter trans,
and some new convenience features. I'm
getting better mileage than the 430:
over 19 mpg (mostly freeway) because
the torque just eats up the hills.
I like the Xenon option, auto-up
windows, larger fuel capacity and the
new wheel design (they don't seem to
get as black from the brake dust).
There's not much to add. I think they
should keep this model, even after the
replaement model that is scheduled for
2006. It's a classic.
2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 AWD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)
Trade my 00ML320 to 03ML350. Love this
car. Had no problem with my ML320.
ML350 rides even better, improved
lighting, air-conditioning, etc. Best
in the class for the price, great off-
road capability(beats almost all SUV in
snow conditions), nice looking interior.
Bose system, tele-aid, transmition, ESP
Navigation system, inspiration package
has to be standard