Overall impressed with it's performance
One year after I had it, the driver's side window switch stopped working properly. I took it to the dealer, they fixed it, and I haven't had any problems with it since.
I had some reservations about buying the ML320 at first, since this car is built in the US, not Germany. I had considered the Acura MDX, Lexus RX, or the BMW.
The Acura and Lexus were priced slightly lower, but not much. The BMW was priced a lot higher. The Mercedes seemed like the best option for the money.
I've had no major problems with this car. We took it to the sandy, 4x4 area of the Outer Banks in North Carolina, with not one problem.. even saw a Ford Explorer and a Dodge 1 Ton get stuck in the sand. We were very impressed with how it handled in a true 4x4 environment.
I have since bought a 2004 E320 4-Matic Wagon, but haven't the heart to get rid of the ML320. Still a reliable, fun-to-drive, safe vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th April, 2005