2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML430 4.3 litre gasoline from North America
Great SUV in need of a better assembly plant
Driver's door seal came off. The dealer replaced it; however, it is coming off again. I am not very happy with the quality of the USA built Merc. I owned a 400E before and its quality was much better.
Noise in the A pillar of the passenger side. The A pillar was taken apart and a bracket was replaced.
The sun-roof has inordinate amount of noise when on the highway.
The left rear brake light assembly is of poor quality. It needs replacing. The alignment is off and the bare light bulb is showing through.
The brakes squeal a lot. It was replaced at 12000 KM and now the noise has returned. The dealer says this is normal for a Mercedes. I don't buy that.
Generally I am happy with the power of the V8 engine.
The interior is bare for a vehicle costing this much. It needs an automatic climate control for one.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2001
3rd Oct 2006, 23:12
I believe that these reviews are niggling at Mercedes. All the owners are just bitching about little things that are only quality control errors. Value for money these Mercedes' are second to none, they are faster than a WRX around a rally track here in Australia and can be driven everyday with ease. Sure, you have the occasional annoying problem, but is it really worth posting about them? I haven't seen a review like the Ford Explorers and Jeeps stating the gearbox's need rebuilding and heads are going. So think about it, i'd much rather spend a little money on stupid problems than have to replace a gearbox. Wouldn't you?