Last post on Aug 14, 2013 at 8:07 PM
You are in the Mercedes Benz M-Class
What is this discussion about?
Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
#7838 of 8199 Re: Host: Steve [ty39]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Aug 08, 2005 (11:32 am)
Over in Future Vehicles we're also lumping them together as the 2006 Mercedes-Benz M-Class. When that discussion gets moved to SUVs (and it sounds like the '06's are in, so it's about time to move it out of Future Vehicles), we could rename it and split it up some.
So we need a ML350 2006+ and a ML 500 2006+ discussion? Anyone want to just keep lumping them together?
#7839 of 8199 Engine Light Not On
Aug 09, 2005 (1:04 pm)
I just went for an emissions test in CT and they told me that I failed the emissions test because when they started the car the Engine Check light did not come on with all the other indicator lamp symbols. There are no codes and all they could tell me is that maybe the bulb needs to be replaced and they wouldn't do it because you have to take the whole dash apart. Now I am going to have to take it to a dealer to have a bulb replace at $100 an hour. Any suggestions out there would be appreciated. My vehicle is a '99 ML320 with 117,000 miles owned it for 2 years.
#7840 of 8199 Re: Host: Steve [ty39]
Aug 10, 2005 (2:07 pm)
Please set up a new section on strictly for the 2006 or newer ML350 or ML500. I would like one for general information and one for problems and solutions. It would be very for current and future owners. Thanks.
#7841 of 8199 Glad Jurgen Schremp is gone
Aug 11, 2005 (5:03 am)
I am glad Mercedes finally is firing their CEO Jurgen Schremp. The idiot went around buying brands like Chrysler and Mitsubishi and neglected their premium brand Mercedes. I have a lot of faith in the new guy Dieter Zetsche who did a remarkable job turing around Chrysler.
I switched to a Toyota Landcruiser since I sold my ML320. I will definitely consider the new G-Class when I am ready to trade in my TLC.
#7842 of 8199 Is it just me?
Aug 12, 2005 (6:04 am)
Hey Guys, I looked at the 2006 ML500 a few weeks ago and I'm appalled at the black plastic on the front grille/fog lights and plastic scoops near the windshield. It looks so cheap. It appears that the sport package option changes the fog light black surrounds to one that is painted and restyled.
I'm also disappointed that the 2006 ML doesn't have the third row option like I currently have on my 2002 ML500. The new R-class is only 2+2+2 whereas mine will seat 7 people and is a shorter vehicle. Also, my loaded out ML was $52,000 and the R-class will be in the $70,000 range.
So, I'm looking at possibly considering the RR LR3, the Volvo XC90 or the Acura MDX. I don't want to buy the first year model, especially, from Mercedes. If they don't turn things around, I won't be a customer anymore.
I looked at the Mercedes E-wagon and there is no way that an adult can sit in the third row, it's only for little munchkins.
#7843 of 8199 Is it just me?
Aug 16, 2005 (4:34 am)
I would recomend the Acura MDX. I considered the same models before I bought my TLC. If I din't want 6500 lb towing capacity I would have gone for the MDX. Definitely the best value out there and probably the most reliable between the three of them. I like the looks and features of the LR3, but I am not willing to take a leap of faith on Landrovers quality. If you are leasing it should or don't plan to keep the car beyond the warranty you should be fine. If you want to keep the car for 5+ years go for the MDX. If you read online Volvo's have some quality problems as well and once you add the options, they price goes up farily steep.
#7844 of 8199 New ML63 AMG!
Aug 17, 2005 (4:03 am)
Mercedes-Benz's 510hp rival to the Porsche Cayenne Turbo has arrived!
#7845 of 8199 ML Diesel's coming?
Aug 17, 2005 (2:41 pm)
I was on the highway leading away from the factory where the ML's are made in Alabama. I passed 2 car haulers loaded with new ML's. Each one (12 total) had model badges on the left rear liftgate that said "ML320". On the right side of the liftgate was a second badge that said "CDI".
I stopped by my local dealer and he knew nothing. Is M-B about to drop the common-rail injected diesel engine from the E320 sedan into the ML???
#7846 of 8199 Re: ML Diesel's coming? [shenkar]
Aug 17, 2005 (8:58 pm)
Is M-B about to drop the common-rail injected diesel engine from the E320 sedan into the ML???
Well yes and no. Mercedes is going to offer a ML320 CDI for the 2007 model year, but it will have the new 3.0L V6 Diesel, not the current I6 from the E320 CDI on sale now.
All MB diesels will be of the "V" variety once the cleaner diesel fuel goes on sale in late 2006.
Mercedes says they plan to offer at least one diesel variant of every sedan/suv during the coming years. The ones you saw were either testing for the U.S. or on a test drive/inspection before being shipped abroad.
Aug 17, 2005 (9:47 pm)
I suspect these diesels are headed overseas.