2003 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 from North America
Great design, but poorly assembled / executed
Nothing too major, just numerous trivial things which have necessitated a visit to the dealer - and I'm not that fussy about squeaks and rattles, which is just as well... It's just that I expect the remote entry keys to work - I don't like having to open the doors manually and set off the alarm. Likewise I like to be able to put the drivers window up once I've sent it down. I'd like the fuel gauge to be more accurate, but the thing which really got me was the battery failing without warning which left me stranded. There were a couple of other things like trim pieces falling off and an O2 sensor which needed replacing. All in all not too good for a new low mileage 'quality' SUV.
I'd hoped that by now MB would have gotten the bugs out of what otherwise would be a great SUV.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th December, 2003
9th Jan 2004, 21:15
I bought my ML350 when it was first released (Nov. 2002) and have never had any problems. I bought my MB expecting to drive a top quality vehicle and I have not been disappointed. I am also very satisfied with the dealer service.
30th Aug 2004, 23:11
I have had my ML350 for almost 2 yeras now and had bought it brand new. I have put on almost 66,000 km in two years driving up in Canada. This vehicle has surpassed my wildest dreams.
15th Mar 2005, 13:39
Don`t forget, it`s an US-Benz...Better buy G-Class.
29th Jun 2005, 20:53
I've owned my ML since 2003, and its been the worst vehicle I've ever owned. Build quality is a joke for a Merc and the less I say about reliability the better. Not a car which you could drive across Australia without breaking down. I'll be trading this piece of junk in for a Toyota LandCruiser when the lease expires.