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#6454 of 8199 ML 500 2002 Pricing
Jun 16, 2002 (7:31 am)
Hi everybody. I am new member about to buy my first Mercedes a ML 500 2002.
I have priced following
Brilliant Silver Metallic/ Charcoal Int.
168 Bose sound Sys. with changer
172 Xenon Head lamps.
M3 Convenience package
M5 Sunroof package
Navigation CD collection.
The lease offered was $839 a month.
They will pay me my $536 current lease payment which I have to pay for early termination of the lease.(Which will be built into the new ones price I guess)
I am about to sign for it. Can anybody advise on the price. Dealership is in NJ. I live in NY.
#6455 of 8199 ML Trailer Wiring Harness & Relay
Jun 16, 2002 (5:01 pm)
Where online can I buy a trailer wiring harness and relay for my 99 ML 320? The original one has rotted away and dealer refuses to swap even though I though it would be under warranty. Thanks in advance!
#6456 of 8199 still deciding between ML / MDX
Jun 16, 2002 (9:02 pm)
I've posted before asking for your assistance in making the decision but have more questions.
For one thing, someone mentioned the dealer installed single CD.. does anyone have it - how good is it? Also, and most importantly, over in the MDX townhall, owners have made mods by adding DVD, TV tuner, rear view mirror and having it displayed on the MCS screen... Has anyone done this? Is it possible? Please share your thoughts and experiences.
#6457 of 8199 London Update
Jun 17, 2002 (12:07 am)
I finally had my ML shipped to London. I don't find it a problem driving a US spec vehicle here in UK. I drove to Oxford last weekend. It is great to be able to do 90+ MPH on the Motorway. Ofcourse one must watch out for the Speed Cameras. It is far more fun than doing 65 MPH on the NJ Tpke.
My first shocker was when I put in a full tank of gas. Cost me 50 Pounds. We really have it good on the US.
#6458 of 8199 re: still deciding between ML / MDX by maneesh1
Jun 17, 2002 (4:05 am)
Before you make your decision, you would do well to look at some of the Acura MDX forums (other than Edmunds, although Edmunds is a very good one. Use Google and ask for Acura MDX forums. ) On one board a guy describes how he had a cam shaft bearing freeze up and blew the engine, at 5000 miles. If that weren't bad enough, when he tried to get Acura to replace the car, they told him the best they would do was rebuild the damaged engine; take it or leave it. Great treatment from a "luxury" brand, wouldn't you say? As I've described on this board, my dealer replaced a transfer case, in my ML430, unasked, while in the process of diagnosing a noise, and gave me a new E class while they had the car!
Jun 17, 2002 (5:22 am)
Acura corporate is significantly less responsive than MB corporate. Usually (but not always), if you make enough calls to MB corporate, you can get some action. It takes a lot more work to get something out of Acura corporate. Since the 5th-year ML still struggles to achieve even average quality (JD Power) and there are plenty of owners who have to visit their dealers repeatedly to fix issues, having that MB corporate support as a backup is important. With the MDX, you have a significantly lower statistical risk of issues, but if you have to go beyond your dealer, you might get less support unless you really push them.
Jun 17, 2002 (7:30 am)
It's interesting to know that. Keep us updated. I heard European MLs have thinner tires to reduce rolling resistance. Since gas price is so much higher there, thinner tires are used to reduce fuel consumption. I'm not sure if that's true. You may want to look into that when it's time to get new tires.
#6461 of 8199 maneesh
Jun 17, 2002 (8:40 am)
I have just the single CD player in my 2000 ML320.
It sounds fine. Not as nice as a multi-disc player but much more convenient than dealing with a player in rear corner.
Had it replaced once already. It started to miss the beginning of the song. On some CD's more than others. It would start anywhere from 10 seconds to 1:30 into the song. It knew where it was in the song but didn't understand it missed the beginning.
I mentioned it once and the dealer replaced the unit without a hassle.
#6462 of 8199 HELP! - Sunroof Frame Problem
Jun 17, 2002 (1:17 pm)
I have a 1999 ML 320. Over the weekend my sunroof stuck in the open position. Today my dealer said that my sunroof frame had "worn out" and needed to be replaced, and that the cost ($1600) is not covered by the extended warranty.
The dealer went on to claim that this occurs from "normal wear and tear" on the sunroof. My problem with this explanation is that the vehicle is less than 3 years old, and we can count the number of times we have actually opened the sunroof.
Has anyone else had this problem? Please help.
Jun 17, 2002 (1:51 pm)
Our Y2K ML320 went in for it's 21k mile check up recently and one item they replaced was the motor for the sunroof. I thought it might be a little slow, but I had no idea it needed replacing. It was done at no cost to me. We also got new shocks, which came as a surprise as well.
I think the response you got back from MBZ is pretty lame. And it also goes on to support my feeling that extended warranties are a huge rip off.
best of luck