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#8131 of 8199 Re: Used 2002 ML320 with 132K miles [kandygirl]
Oct 03, 2008 (5:21 am)
They are telling you utter nonsense. I have two 80's Mercedes diesel sedans (85 300D and 83 300SD) which are considered by many to be the most durable cars ever built. However, just like any other car, they require maintenance as time goes on. Rubber parts in the suspension crack and wear out, timing chains stretch, rubber hoses deteriorate, plastic clips disintegrate, ac. compressors and vacuum actuators wear out. These cars may last a long time but they will not do so without investing money in repairs and maintenance. Same holds for the ML class or any other Benz cars. Even more so, because new vehicles have a lot of electronic components.
#8132 of 8199 '04 ML 350
Oct 03, 2008 (5:27 am)
I was looking at a used ML 350 with about 34k miles on the clock. It drove fine, except when the engine was cold, it stumbled several times (RPMs went down) as I stopped at an intersection). The engine subsequently recovered, but for a moment it seemed like it was going to stall. The fuel level in the vehicle was very low at the time. Is this stumbling normal for a cold engine? It did not do it after warming up.
Does this vehicle have a 5 speed transmission? What would be a fair price for this vehicle in excellent condition? I just saw one similar to this one sold on eBAy for $ 15,400 with even lower mileage. I am not sure what features were optional on this model, but this one has navigation, sunroof, leather seats, and heated power seats,
#8133 of 8199 ML 350
Oct 06, 2008 (2:29 pm)
I actually have an 03 ml 350, the rough idle you described id because the person used a lower than premium grade gas., trying to save a few $$'s....
i am also selling mine $15k.... i live 1.5 miles away from work, but it has 67k ., dont need it anymore.,
you have to be carefull when shopping and comparing prices.... benz is known for its packages., so while 2 identical benz will be selling for $1-2k appart., check the options., for example i had a buyer call me claiming that he could get the SAME car for $13k., so i said go ahead., bring it to me and ill give you $500 if we have the same options...
his did not have dual power seats, nor did it have teleaid, it was teleaid "ready"... it also did not have the little thingy near the rear view mirror that tells you how much mpg you are getting or how many miles you have before you go empty., nor did his side mirror turn down when he put it in reverse... couple of other things that i cant remember.... and oh., it had an obvious cover up paint job to either make it look newer or to hide damage...
all in all., its a great car,. maintenance isnt to bad., ill be replacing a window regulator this weekend (myself)
it has power,. it responds when you hit the accelerator., its a beast of a suv.,
#8134 of 8199 Re: Hello all, looking to be a proud M-Class owner [bobbi_digitali]
Oct 06, 2008 (2:34 pm)
not sure if you already bought your benz., but...
"2000 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320, i have seen quite a few with what looks like an incredibly low price, Prices ranging from $8000 to $12000"
if thats the price range you are looking at., then dont get a 200 ml320,. get a 2003+ ml350., the 320 is under powered, ., you can get a 350 for $1000 more than a 320!
#8135 of 8199 Re: '04 ML 350 [p100]
Oct 07, 2008 (5:04 pm)
My 04 ran a little rough this morning at the first traffic light about one-half
mile away from home. While stopped at the light, I shifted it back
to park, revved it a litte, and then back to drive. It ran normal the rest of the
day. The fuel level was between 1/4th and 1/2 of the tank. I've always used premium since I've had it.
Yes. I think the 06s went to the 7 speed.
Prices are a little tricky. For example, check out the ML 350s priced in
the Chicago area with between 35K to 50K miles. Their retail asking prices
vary from $ 15,000 to $ 21,000 at dealers (obviously if certified at a MB dealer
they're higher). $ 6,000 is a large differential when it should be more like $ 1,000
to $ 2,000 apart for this vehicle regardless of options.
Navigation was optional on the ML 350 and standard on the ML 500.
Running boards were optional. 3rd row fold down seats were optional.
I've tried to be objective and hope that this is helpful.
Also bear in mind that some dealers employees strip "small" stuff out of
these vehicles. When I got mine used there were no floor mats, the mercedes
shifter ball with emblem was gone, even the first aid kit was gone and the salesman
took his CD placement holder from his demo and put his in my vehicle as mine
was also missing. The gas tank holds just over 22 gallons so try to get the
seller to fill that although you may only get a $ 20 gas card (Mine was $ 10
gas card but that was the good old days when premium was $ 2.29 a gallon).
Also, try to get both keys. The dealership had to go on a hunt for the second
key which took about a half-hour extra til they found it. Lastly, this has a space
save spare underneath the back. Some dealers also hijack the space saver
so bring a drop cloth with to get underneath to make sure that it's there.
#8136 of 8199 Dunlop or Pirelli ?? for ML-320 2002
Oct 21, 2008 (10:45 pm)
I currently have the Pirelli but the dealer recommended the Dunlop....comments,suggestions ??
Also- what are the advantages of getting 4 tires at the dealer Vs. Big `O` tires ,etc..
Thanks in advance for your input,
#8137 of 8199 Re: Dunlop or Pirelli ?? for ML-320 2002 [alex_russo]
Oct 26, 2008 (4:11 am)
Very timely question. Dunlop tires on MLs have no mileage warranty.
Mine lasted 25000 to 27000 miles, and I had several blowouts in
2 or 3 of those tires so the Dunlops on the vehicle weren't all in the
same shape. Two were still good, 1 was OK but starting to go and the
last was completely shot.
Last week, I finally decided to get all 4 Dunlops replaced with
Continental Cross Contact LX. These have a 680 TQ rating
with 65K warranty. These cost about $ 800 for everything with install,
replacement certificates, taxes and balancing (before modest trade-in
discount on the remaining good Dunlop tires). But, these Continental
tires should last 5 or 6 years (and hopefully no more blowouts).
Continental is running a GPS Navigation unit promotion through 11/02/08
so I'll also be getting a Navigation system in the mail for buying the 4 tires.
Buying tires at the dealership means that you'll likely pay more
than at every tire store. My tires were purchased from Discount Tires
but Tire Rack may also be feasible for you.
#8138 of 8199 98 Chev Astro van doesn't pump fuel! HELP!
Nov 02, 2008 (3:02 pm)
I have a 98 Chev Astro van. It acted by it was running out of gas the other day, I pulled over, it didn't die. I took gas cap off, put it back on and vehicle ran fine for about 70-80 more miles! Got it home okay. The next day, the vehicle started okay. I had decided to change the fuel filter just in case. After changing it, the vehicle would not start. The fuel pump is not pumping fuel and the vehicle won't start now. I can pour fuel into the throttle body and it will start, but won't stay running because it is not pumping fuel. Does anyone have a clue what is going on?
#8139 of 8199 Re: PRE OWNED ML 350 2005 EMISSIONS [royalrdh]
Nov 10, 2008 (11:05 am)
I purchased the 2005 ML350 special Edition on Aug. 16, 2008. It is a certified vehicle, however, MB was suppose to complete a 60 point inspection before they put the car up for sale. According to a carfax report, nothing was ever check out from the last person who turned the car in from their lease. I have had nothing but one problem after another. Within the first week, the oil light went on as if I needed an oil change. Like I said before, this should have been done already. I brought it to the dealership and they made me pay $117 for an oil change.
A week later, the oil light went on again but suddenly turned off. About a month later, it turned back on so I took it back in. The oil was already low and needed another quart to be added. Then there was a loud groining noise coming from the engine. I took the car in and as it turns out, my steering fluid was never replaced and it was bone dry, therefore, the steering pump broke and needed to be replaced. The torsion bars under the car were also busted and needed to be replaced. The electricl inside the gages was bad as well. The lights went out.
Shortly after, my door locks quit locking and the windows refused to roll up. The motor for both was broken and needed to be replaced. As you can see, I have a huge headache with this vehicle and I am even more unsatisfied with the dealership where I purchased it.
#8140 of 8199 Sky Roof Repair $$$$$$$ & Lease Return
Nov 13, 2008 (4:10 pm)
The cost of a repair for this item on a 2000 ML is $7500. It comes as one part. Although roof electrical is still working, two dealers have told me that they cannot replace a part, It comes in one piece. You have to buy the whole roof. The part costs $6500. I am the original owner, have another Mercedes but was going to turn this in. It is a 2000 with Navigation, heated seats, cd changer, metallic paint, etc. The buy out on the car is $9700. It has 73K miles on it. Mercedes Financial wants to charge me for the repair of the roof as it is not under warrranty. So a warning to anyone out of there that is looking for this car, the roof is worth almost as much as the car..