2004 Mercedes Benz M Class
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Solid automobile

by from Indiana on April 15, 2010

Purchased automobile back in 2004 from dealer as service loaner with 7,000 miles and now has 115,000 miles. Overall, this has been a solid automobile with great utility. Regular service with any Merce...
Purchased automobile back in 2004 from dealer as service loaner with 7,000 miles and now has 115,000 miles. Overall, this has been a solid automobile with great utility. Regular service with any Mercedes-Benz is not for the faint of pocketbook and as another reviewer pointed out the dealer can really make a difference in the your perception. Pro's to the vehicle have been its solidness (you can tell when you shut the door), quality and durability of materials used, good handling in weather and emergency situations, as well as lots of safety features. Con's have been component replacement: brakes as another reviewer mentioned (although dealer replaced for free twice) and which stops great, but last about 25,000 miles; camshaft sensor; Oxygen sensors (all 4); alternator; and power steering pump. An impressive feature was the limp home mode when the alternator failed - it started shutting systems down to get the car home. Moved from an Expedition to the ML350. ML350 fuel economy was much better at overall 18 mpg and was a better value for about the same money. It has also been a better fit for our needs as it is roomy for a mid-size SUV.
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Great car

by from New York on August 13, 2009

I've got a 2004 ML350 with several upgrades. It's got a wood interior, phone, navigation, multi-CD. I love the power. The only complaint I've got is the brakes. I've had to replace them a couple of ti...
I've got a 2004 ML350 with several upgrades. It's got a wood interior, phone, navigation, multi-CD. I love the power. The only complaint I've got is the brakes. I've had to replace them a couple of times, but it's a minor thing. No major complaints even after 86k miles.
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Great SUV

by from Columbus, Ohio on May 30, 2008

I purchased this SUV used with only 42k and have had nothing but high praise for the dealerships, and the quality itself. This SUV came from the South and I moved to the "rust belt" and fell in love w...
I purchased this SUV used with only 42k and have had nothing but high praise for the dealerships, and the quality itself. This SUV came from the South and I moved to the "rust belt" and fell in love with the handling and off road that I never had in the Southern States! Never will I be stuck in the snow or worry about bad weather...great heated seats, leather, and general quality. Many people say that it has a bad quality reputation - I can say that Mercedes came through and created a very nice quality SUV. Perfect buy on the used SUV market at half the price of a new one! This is my 3rd used Mercedes and many more in the future!
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2004 ML500

by from Orlando, Florida on September 24, 2010

This vehicle is everything that Mercedes claims it to be, safe, reliable and trustworthy. Rides like a dream on the road, has plenty of power and room inside with all the Mercedes amenities and can pu...
This vehicle is everything that Mercedes claims it to be, safe, reliable and trustworthy. Rides like a dream on the road, has plenty of power and room inside with all the Mercedes amenities and can pull just about anything. Off road, it has the best handling of any 4 wheel vehicle I have ever taken off road. I reccommend this vehicle (163 model, 2005 and below) to anyone who is looking for comfort and performance and can afford the gas money, it is not cheap!
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FIRST TIME BENZ OWNER

by from westchester. new york on April 1, 2012

I BOUGHT MY BENZ WITH 65000 K OTHER THAN THE RADIO NOT WORKING AS WELL AS THE FOG LAMP....THE ENGINE IS A DELIGHT AS WELL.AS THE TRANNY....the key thing is regular maintenance..if you take of it..it t...
I BOUGHT MY BENZ WITH 65000 K OTHER THAN THE RADIO NOT WORKING AS WELL AS THE FOG LAMP....THE ENGINE IS A DELIGHT AS WELL.AS THE TRANNY....the key thing is regular maintenance..if you take of it..it takes care of you....ml 500 has ample.power and torque to.satisfy..yes it drinks gas as a v8 should be the ride is one of a kind..will trade for a later ml 550 down the rode .... :-)
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Loves MB

by from Louisville, KY on January 31, 2008

I own a ML500 with 50k+ miles. It is a great car, but was definitely in need of the styling upgrade as on the 2006 model. Fuel mileage is probably my only complaint, but considering the size and power...
I own a ML500 with 50k+ miles. It is a great car, but was definitely in need of the styling upgrade as on the 2006 model. Fuel mileage is probably my only complaint, but considering the size and power of the engine -- who cares? If you can afford this vehicle you shouldn't be concerned if gas is $2 a gallon or $4. If you do then you should be driving a Honda. This car is easy to drive and easy to park. I've had no major problems except needing new tires at 20k miles as the original factory installed ones were a little soft and wore away too soon. Other than that I love my ML500.
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Great winter vehicle in Midwest

by from Indiana on April 17, 2011

We had a 24 inch snowfall in one 24 hours timeframe back in January (on top of prior several other more modest 5 and 6 inch snowfalls). Was able to drive without much effort. Even when several other c...
We had a 24 inch snowfall in one 24 hours timeframe back in January (on top of prior several other more modest 5 and 6 inch snowfalls). Was able to drive without much effort. Even when several other cars (Pontiac Grand Am and Mazda) were jackknifed and stuck in snow at an intersection up ahead and their passengers were trying to push them out of snow, I was able to drive ML around them or back out through the one plowed lane. Does drink gas. But when you want to go in snow this does moves you very nicely. Obviously, if you live in a more southern climate where you only receive one 4 or 8 inch snowfall per year, owning an AWD like this probably isn't as big a priority.
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Best car ever!

by from Sacramento, CA on June 15, 2007

Reliable, stylish, and of great quality. I looooove my car and strongly recommend it to anyone!!! Personally I disagree with the previous reviewer, but everyone has different needs when selecting a ca...
Reliable, stylish, and of great quality. I looooove my car and strongly recommend it to anyone!!! Personally I disagree with the previous reviewer, but everyone has different needs when selecting a car. Test drive this one and see if it's for you. And remember that the quality of dealership has a huge impact on the outcome.
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Very classy, and comfortable suv!

by from Whitesboro, texas on March 3, 2012

This car is very comfortable and pretty good on gas mileage! Runs great and very safe!Amazing features in this car, automatic everything, very roomy, an third row seating makes it a very convenient ve...
This car is very comfortable and pretty good on gas mileage! Runs great and very safe!Amazing features in this car, automatic everything, very roomy, an third row seating makes it a very convenient vehicle for my daughter and her friends! Also, Mercedes run a long time and for many, many miles! The beat car by far that I've ever owned!
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BEST VALUE

by from moraga ca on June 13, 2011

After looking at Bmw X5 and X3 the Volo and Vw Suv I found that the ML is the best deal, So I went and got one, !st of all this car stands in snow I go to tahoe Weekly....2 nd Very reliabe ,3rd Super ...
After looking at Bmw X5 and X3 the Volo and Vw Suv I found that the ML is the best deal, So I went and got one, !st of all this car stands in snow I go to tahoe Weekly....2 nd Very reliabe ,3rd Super safe.
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