Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review from South Africa

1999 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML430

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance60000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz M-Class ML320


Best of the bunch


Nothing serious!

General Comments:

This is truly a magnificent car (just like every one of the 8 Mercs that I have previously owned).

I am now awaiting the delivery of my ML270 CDI. I will not consider any other 4wd vehicle mainly because of the great fuel consumption (13l/100km), comfort, reliabillity and traditional Merc quality. I must say that I am looking forward to the 270 mainly because it has the new spec, which I feel is more up to standard with the previous cars I owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th September, 2000

29th Jun 2001, 23:08

I have one. I totally believe you and stand by you.

Hey man... the chicks love it!

25th Aug 2001, 01:58

Have a May 2000 270 CDI Diesel. The fuel consumption is much better than the petrol.

As at Aug '01, 22k miles.

Watch for air mass filter retro fix which can affect engine power - maybe standard fit by now.

Marvelous car, have the 7 seat version. Great for kids & friends.

Average review marks: 9.4 / 10, based on 1 review