2009 Mercedes-Benz M-Class W164 4 Matic 3.5L V6 petrol from North America

Summary:

Solid feel, comfortable ride

Faults:

So far nothing.

General Comments:

Well I finally got rid of my 07 Cadillac SRX at 205,000km, which was the worst vehicle I have ever owned. See my review.

I think I got a good deal on my W164 from an Infiniti dealer who was the only one that would give me a fair value for my SRX.

I'm getting 11,5 L/100km compared to 13,5 on my SRX. The ride is as comfortable, but the ML feels much more solid.

My local independent MB specialist gave me two thumbs up on the ML for the following reasons. Petrol engine, fewer issues compared to the Bluetec. My ML has regular shocks, not the more troublesome air shocks. Also, according to him, the 09 had all the bugs worked out by Mercedes.

I thought I had a wheel bearing problem, but turns out my tires are scuffed.

Winter has now arrived, so I'll post an update in the spring. Drive safely.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th November, 2017

14th Nov 2017, 22:14

UPDATE: 14-11-2017

1 - Check engine light with code P0128 = Replace thermostat, parts and labour = 500$ CAN.

2 - Intake manifold lever. The intake manifold has to be removed to replace the broken plastic lever with an aftermarket aluminum unit. MB does not have a part number for the lever, so for them, it's a complete manifold. 10 hours labour! Stay tuned...