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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV

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By mvs2006
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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After looking at the Lexus RX, we found that the ML was more spacious, a solid drive and safer car. it's an elegant SUV that has great safety ratings (Five stars). it would be close to perfect with a better NAV system, a backup view camera and genuine wood trim. Fun to drive.


Best Features

The drive, safety rating and features, elegant interior and nice new redesigned exterior


Worst Features

More user friendly NAV system, place to put sunglasses, backup view camera, genuine wood trim. no need for so many ash trays - should be replaced with cup holders in the back and a place to put coins.


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Robust Alternative to the RX
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By john
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)


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The revamped ML is a very good looking SUV. Interior is very well sorted out, trunk is best in class. Seats are firm and supportive. Driven for 6 weeks and no problems. Gas mileage varies 17-20 most of the time. Huge tank gives a nice range. Power liftgate is a great option. Controls more complicated than the Japanese, but, this SUV feels safe as a tank. Good sight lines around the vehicle, seating position is excellent. Well done!


Best Features

Power liftgate, wheel audio controls, large center console, huge trunk! Exterior design is a class leader. Engine and brakes feel strong.


Worst Features

Have the nav system, but, an integrated back-up camera would be nice (miss this from my FX that I turned in). Tranny is a bit unconventional to operate. Move the clock to center stack so others can see it.


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


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I am so happy with the purchase of my ML 350. It is so comfortable and quiet. It offers wonderful performance and and bank vault-like structure. My old car was a 2003 BMW 545. I was a afraid that because it is an SUV it wouldn't be able to cruise like my Bimmer did. After owning it for a couple weeks all my worries drifted away. My ML 350 feels faster and more willing to go fast than my Bimmer did.


Best Features

Great powertrain. Awsome seats in the front and rear. It is really quiet. Solid feel.


Worst Features

None


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


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I bought the AMG Package. Handling is tight and hugs road. Appearance is sporty and looks beefy. Interior is very spacious and all controls are easy to reach. Seats are very comfortable. Couldn't ask for a better car! 10 rating all around!


Best Features

Appearance! Handling!


Worst Features

Can't think of anything.


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Not for this BMW lover
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By boop
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2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV ML500 4dr SUV AWD (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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First: sloppy tranny. The gear changes are very jumpy and noticable by passengers. On hill, I can floor the accelerator and get little to no power. The dealership, saw it twice, & states the tranny is fine. Take your foot off the gas and it downshifts noticibly, all by itself. It does not hold tight curves or the road on bumpy surfaces, very scary. Drives like an expensive Blazer! The Nav system is one of the most complicated I have seen. This is no X5I Question the skills of anyone calling him/herself an avid driver, if they say they like this vehicle. There is one positive, It is sending me right back to the wonderful skilled machinery of BMW for the rest of my life


Best Features

It is a very comfortable seat.


Worst Features

Tighten up the stearing. Get a bigger tranny...or fix it. I don't know...copy BMW... then you'll have a winner. Get rid of that press button nav system.


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