Great truck. My second ML 320, and I would buy another
Catalytic converter needed to be changed. Did it myself.
Mass Airflow Sensor changed as well at the same time.
Fuel Filter needed to be retrofitted to the new model. Also done myself.
Oil changed and spark plug change.
It very simple with this model. If you are buying one used, have it checked out before you put the money down. I owned a ML320 before this one. In looking for a newer one, I was amazed at the lack of maintenance that sellers had performed on their ML320's. No records, skipped services etc. Claims of having oil changes done for $50 at the Mercedes dealership. But if you can get an A service done at MB dealership for less than $250 - more power to you. Doing it myself costs about $70.
Bottom line: This is a great vehicle. Take care of it and it will take care of you. I have no doubt that it will still be going strong at 200,000 miles. So while similar SUVs will either be on their way to the crusher or having little to no resale value, I am confident that I will be able to sell it for a reasonable amount. Like I said, have it checked out before you buy - by an indie Mercedes Shop.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th August, 2009