2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML270 CDI 2.7 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand
Avoid, get a Range Rover or Toyota instead if you have to have an SUV
Nearly everything, & none of it cheap.
1 Catalytic converters (2) ended up costing $2000. Non genuine, as the MB dealer wanted more
2. Alternator, $3000 to fix - it's a rare water cooled special part; the front half of the engine has to come out to replace.
Inlet manifold - cheap plastic (!!!) screw threads.
Window electric master switch.
Endless filters & sensor units.
CD /radio went unserviceable.
Not in any sense anywhere near the normal Mercedes build quality.
Ride quality was good, but it's a very expensive ride. Basically it's low level built rubbish.
Interior trim of particularly poor quality; kept falling off.
The car was a horrible experience all round; we spent a fortune on it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th March, 2012