1999 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML-320 from North America
I really wanted to try a Mercedes, but was not impressed, hey at least it never broke down!
Occasionally the engine would idle really rough. It was amazing that the it would stay running. We took it in to two different dealerships who, of course, could not find the problem because they couldn't feel the rough idle when they drove it.
Every single time a rock or even a grain of sand from the roadway, or somebody's door lightly bumped the vehicle, the paint chipped off all the way to the metal. There were paint chips missing from every section of this car including the rear door.
The backseat made a strange vibrating rattle that nobody could identify or fix.
There was a strange smell that came into the vehicle every time the heater or air conditioning came on. All the air filters were changed out and still this smell could not be tracked down or eliminated.
The backseat (moves forward and back and lies down) was impossible for me to move on my own. It was very heavy and the levers were made for someone with very strong arms.
The costs of operating this vehicle are very high as it requires full synthetic oil, and super unleaded gas.
The vehicle drove very nice, accelerated great, had comfortable seats and was fun to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 3rd June, 2005
15th Oct 2006, 01:39
Have you ever driven a Mercedes. It sounds like you rolled it over to get all those paint chips. You most be some old lady if you can't get the backseat to go down. The car is a great car. And oh that smell you are smelling. That is the smell of a nice SUV, but to you its probably a bad smell because you are some stuck up rich person that thinks they know things about cars.