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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class

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By Autofan
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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14,000 miles and we still love it. It is a very quiet, extremly comfortable ride. It is almost sporty, and the the fuel economy averages 20 MPG mixed driving. When on the highway you can experience over 24 MPG. I like the 7 speed transmission with the shift knobs at the steering wheel, and overtaking is incredibly easy thanks to the V6 which never seems to run out of breath. It is very safe with a lot of standard safty features (Vehicle stability control, brake assist and more) and it is roomier than its outside will tell you. It drives and behaves like a much smaller car with all the advantages of a 4x4 SUV. I buy it again in a heartbeat. Great car.


Best Features

Very quiet on all surfaces, great handling on all roads. Agile V6 with enough power in all situations. Very comfortable seats, even in the rear. Rear climate control features. i-pod connection. Great looks. 1st Service after 14,000 miles no problems at all. Xenon head lamps with active bending lights


Worst Features

Sirius is only optional. No cargo area cover (standard on 2007 MY only)


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It's Awesome
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By John
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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The tyranny of choice out there with luxury SUV's. I did my homework - test drove a lot - researched too many - whittled it down to two. I think this car is the real deal. Fun to drive, great looking, performs magnificintly. I'm incredibly happy three months later. This SUV is awesome!


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Love my ride!
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By LexingtonLawyer
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML500 4dr SUV AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Overall, a very nice vehicle. Highly desirable, fun to drive, and way smooth looks. Have gotten many compliments and requests to "take a peek" inside. This is my second Benz and I'm keeping this one for the long haul. Stable and solid ride. Good acceleration. Feel very safe whether I'm in agressive, heavy traffic or bad weather.


Best Features

Comfy seats on long trips. Great climate control system. Keyless entry w/touch start (and you cannot lock yourself out). Like the Nav system despite its shortcomings. 4WD, ABS and many well thought out safety features were primary considerations for this purchase.


Worst Features

Please, give us an updated, user friendly Nav. system. Look to the Japanese if you can't figure it out. The ML's system is way too fussy and lacks basic common-sense features. Transmission can be jerky and shouldn't be in a vehicle of this caliber. What's up with the occaisonal squishy brakes?


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Excellent Car
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By Mercedes Benze
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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This is the best car I have owned, after 23 cars. It is comfortable, smooth riding, and powerful.The interior design is excellent. The car is very quiet, and the seats are extremely supportive The whole family likes the car.


Best Features

The seats, the style, the quiet ride


Worst Features

Bigger outside mirrors. A place to hold the manual


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Not Recommended
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By ChicagoScott
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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I have had this vehicle in to the service department for jerking transmission problems six times at two different dealerships. They claim it is a known problem and that there is a "software upgrade" coming from MB Corporate. The service experience and the lack of solution makes this my first and last Mercedes purchase. Too bad because we really liked the vehicle. Also, the check coolant light is on constantly. They told us it was an "electrical problem" and didn't fix it. The sunroof will not close unless you hit button two to three times due to a sensor problem.


Best Features

Satellite radio, stereo, power tailgate


Worst Features

A vehicle that will function as advertised


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