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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
#5948 of 8199 Vague Ride - ML430
Dec 14, 2001 (4:44 am)
Mark156 and biker5, thanks for the feedback.
Tires are going to need replacement in 5K miles or so, but that shouldn't completely fix my problem - the shocks and/or springs are my suspect areas. (Vague handling in corners could be fixed with better/newer tires, but the bouncing/rocking I get going over the smallest bumps seems to me to point to something different).I will try with the dealer service group next week to see what they are willing to do under warranty - not sure I will be as sucessful as biker5 - did not buy from the dealership.
Any new recommendations out there on replacement tires. Seems like Mercedes is going to car type tires on new models vs. truck/SUV tires in the past. I would like criper handling, so the Dunlop SP5000s are interesting, but not sure how smooth or quiet they will be vs. a Michelin Xterrain or the Continentals I heard they are puttin on 2002s. Not a lot to select from in the 275/55/17 size. Have heard the Pirelli's are noisy.
#5949 of 8199 Thinking of purchasing a used 1998 ML320
Dec 14, 2001 (8:39 am)
I was thinking about purchasing a used (1998) ML320. I checked Consumer Reports and they did not give it a good rating. In fact, they have it on their "worst used car list". I wasn't sure if they were stating that is was a bad car in general or if compared to other cars in it's class. I am also concerned about purchasing a used ML320 as opposed to buying - say a NEW Toyota Rav4 - that would have a warrenty. Does anyone know what exactly Consumer Reports problems with the car are? Any thoughts? Any advice?
#5950 of 8199 re: keyless remote - distance
Dec 14, 2001 (9:25 am)
Try "under the chin" trick for distance.
#5951 of 8199 Taking The Plunge
Dec 14, 2001 (9:41 am)
I will be purchasing a 2002 ML320 with M1 & M5. Has anyone purchased one recently in the SoCal area and received a really good deal. Also I'll be adding a different aftermarket radio & CD-any suggestions on a good quality one? Is it worth getting Xenon lights? Thanks for the help.
Dec 14, 2001 (10:19 am)
Been a long time since I've checked this board. I only recognize you, Biker5!
I am thinking about tire chains for my '00ML320. Any suggestions? I live here in SoCal, but am planning some trips to Big Bear, Idlewilde, etc. Don't think I'll need them, but CHP requires them occasionally.
Where to buy, how much, etc....
#5953 of 8199 Sidney6/snow chain...
Dec 14, 2001 (10:59 am)
Hi Ron, yeah, I check this site every now and then
I'm pretty sure you don't need a snow chain on our ML,because we have permanent 4WD but I know what you mean CHP requirement.Buy some el cheapo one and keep it in your trunk just incase. If you really want to use it you should use 4 chain not only 2 because remember you have an ESP... light will be keep flickering.
You can check 4Wheel Parts in Chula vista or El Cajon or OFF Road Warehouse at Kearny Mesa. You want to see some white stuff huh.
have anice day...and Happy Holidays to you.
Dec 14, 2001 (11:34 am)
I have a 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd. and I am tired of supporting my dealership. Giving serious thought to a ML500. I have been offered a $1500 Discount. I live in Atlanta. Can I do better?
#5955 of 8199 2002 ML 320 price
Dec 14, 2001 (12:44 pm)
I plan to buy a ML 320 with M1, M2 and M5 options. I live in San Jose. If you have
bought ML 230 recently, please let me know
the price you have paid.
#5956 of 8199 re: used 98 ML320
Dec 14, 2001 (7:45 pm)
Laline, I would shy away from the deal unless you have a really great extended warranty. That was the first year for the model and has had tons of problems. Try to get at least a year 2000, even if you need to wait a while longer.
Dec 14, 2001 (10:21 pm)
I recently bought my 2002 ML320 with some options
for $45,600 after tax & license. See mssg #5633 for detail of all options.