2001 Mercedes Benz M Class
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Its a Really Amazing Car

by from Chicago, IL on November 10, 2010

Alright so my dad bought this car for my mom about 4 years ago with only 16k miles on it. And this car is truly amazing. First lets get the bad news outta the way, Its got really poor gas mileage, not...
Alright so my dad bought this car for my mom about 4 years ago with only 16k miles on it. And this car is truly amazing. First lets get the bad news outta the way, Its got really poor gas mileage, not comfortable on the pavement, and burns oil like its owner is a Saudi prince(not to be taken offensively my parents are from UAE) Pros? this car has the best tranny in the world it kicks down right away and and the engine is powerful and sounds amazing in the high rpm range. Also this car has the best interior ever. Soft touch plastic and leather. LOVE IT. Its a BENZ!!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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bought a 2001 ml430 in oct 2011

by from state college pennsylvania on December 26, 2011

has 120,000 miles on her. paid $7,000.00 for it. this vehicle has tuns of power. Transmission is still very smooth. love the slap stick for shifting if needed. This vehicle is solid. Uses a court of o...
has 120,000 miles on her. paid $7,000.00 for it. this vehicle has tuns of power. Transmission is still very smooth. love the slap stick for shifting if needed. This vehicle is solid. Uses a court of oil every 1500 miles. I put a $1,000.00 into the vehicle when i purchased her, and so far very reliable. For ten years old. nice vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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I'd buy this car again!

by from Clovis, Ca on June 4, 2007

This is a very stylish and powerful vehicle! I've always been very satisfied with this SUV and would buy it again. I've received stares and compliments from both men and women about my car. Very roomi...
This is a very stylish and powerful vehicle! I've always been very satisfied with this SUV and would buy it again. I've received stares and compliments from both men and women about my car. Very roomie without feeling like you're driving a bus.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Wonderful SUV

by from Lithonia, GA on November 28, 2011

I just so love this vehicle. I will always buy a Mercedes. My previous vehicle is a BMW and as of now, I will never buy anything else but a Mercedes.
I just so love this vehicle. I will always buy a Mercedes. My previous vehicle is a BMW and as of now, I will never buy anything else but a Mercedes.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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former owner

by from Phx, Az on October 28, 2012

Like all German products I've owned the maintenance is costly and best done by a professional that works on German products. Door locks are a common problem as well as lock sensor in the suv going out...
Like all German products I've owned the maintenance is costly and best done by a professional that works on German products. Door locks are a common problem as well as lock sensor in the suv going out. 850.00 for a power steering pump replacement was a shocker. Yes I can confirm premium fuel is needed or don't expect a smooth running vehicle. I drove and paid the avg 3000.00 yr to keep in on the road price for 3 years. Really should consider the monthly cost of owning something under warranty or purchase one when buying this old one.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Comfortable, Reliable Tank

by from Bergenfield, New Jersey on March 15, 2017

I bought my 2001 ML320 used in 2006 with 39,000 miles on it. It has accrued 129,491 miles to this day. I can safely say that my experience with this vehicle has been wonderful. Steering is very light ...
I bought my 2001 ML320 used in 2006 with 39,000 miles on it. It has accrued 129,491 miles to this day. I can safely say that my experience with this vehicle has been wonderful. Steering is very light and it accelerates and brakes very well for such an old SUV. Through the past 11 years, it has not once broken down on me. Given that it is such an old car, there have been some problems. At one point, the wireless door unlocker stopped working, meaning that I have to manually lock and unlock the driver's door, then unlock the passenger doors using the unlock button inside the car. Also, quite recently, the driver's window will go down but won't go up most of the time. The cause of the problem seems to be an old window switch in the center console, which is actually a fairly inexpensive, quick fix. Other than those problems, the car has run wonderfully and if you can find a good one, I would strongly recommend buying one if you're on a tight budget for a reliable SUV.
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Does recommend this car!!

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Awesome Benz !!

by from Tennessee on October 27, 2013

I bought this car new and just traded it in with 152,567 miles. Overall the car was great, and I would say I was "ok" when it came to service. In my time of ownership I had to make the following repai...
I bought this car new and just traded it in with 152,567 miles. Overall the car was great, and I would say I was "ok" when it came to service. In my time of ownership I had to make the following repairs. A new MAF around 75K, Two steering pumps 80K and 100K , the first one was not put in correctly. Tie rods at 90K, Cad converters at 120K. It was a great family car !!
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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most reliable car i have driven in 16 years

by from oakland on April 6, 2010

bought the car with 70.000 miles on it , and drove it now for 4 years an other 90.000 miles , and guess what , no major repairs just tires , a steering fluid leak and thats it i hope my next one wil...
bought the car with 70.000 miles on it , and drove it now for 4 years an other 90.000 miles , and guess what , no major repairs just tires , a steering fluid leak and thats it i hope my next one will be as reliable as this one actually i think its pretty unbelievable , that this car that i drive really ruf every single day ,never brakes down , no electronic problems nothing
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Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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my dream car

by from La dera heights, Ca on April 22, 2007

The car is exactly what I thought it would be.This is the greatest car I ever had.I have not had any problems out of this car.
The car is exactly what I thought it would be.This is the greatest car I ever had.I have not had any problems out of this car.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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Most Problematic Car

by from Pleasanton, CA on July 2, 2009

We have owned this car for 4 years, and we are not thrilled with the amount of repairs. Sure we bought the car 3 years used, but our first trip to the dealer for service, I was alarmed at the amount o...
We have owned this car for 4 years, and we are not thrilled with the amount of repairs. Sure we bought the car 3 years used, but our first trip to the dealer for service, I was alarmed at the amount of pages that printed out for the service history. Since then the dealer has avoided giving us a copy, and we have had to repair things repeatedly (window controller) and the exterior paint along the back door is chipping away... I have seen it on many of the same models that are in parking lots. This is the one car I regret buying.
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Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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