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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, Mercedes-Benz ML55 AMG, SUV
#849 of 8199 Front brush bars/running boards
Jan 06, 2001 (10:59 am)
okay guys--the front bars and running boards that you guys show do look good but what am I do8ing wrong? What's the I and II difference and looking like the sports package????what does that mean. I still think the art front guard is the absolute sharpest around if it can be had....maybe I would rather have none...but not sure. What's all the hype about the ones looking like the sports package? Why what does that have?
Remember I am the one who purchased the ml320 and wanted sports package and salesman told me it was not an option GRRRR now I suffer and now I hear 2002's (mine is an oi) will look like sports package on all of them. I am PISSED--AND YES I AM SHOUTING. I wrote Mercedes about this and can't wait to hear their replies. Please post a picture of all brush guars, fender flares, running boards etc on one sits so it is easier to compate without jumping all around. Also any pics of new 2002 yet? Compare on same page with 2001 with sports package as compared to ml55--pPlease.... I am furious my salesman was such a dope and knew nothing....cause neither did I. I bought truck for safety and perfect size for me and wonderful ride (but did inquire as to making it look soupier???) Now I am the one who will probably suffer on resale. GRRRRRR
#850 of 8199 Adding Rear Spare Tire Carrier
Jan 06, 2001 (11:17 am)
I am planning to add the external rear tire carrier to my ML320. I have heard that it is only available in selected dealerships in the US or else I would need to get it in Canada. Does anyone know approximately how much it would cost (both in US and CAN?) And if it was brought in the US, where can I get one?
If possible, please give a breakdown of the involved costs (i.e. wheel, carrier, labor...e.t.c.)
#851 of 8199 ML 320 and E320 wagon
Jan 06, 2001 (11:55 am)
I am new to this forum and am about to embark upon a somwhat complex transaction and would appreciate any advice. I plan on trading a loaded 99ML with 19,000 miles and purchasing an 4matic wagon with E2 and leasing a new comparabley equipped ML. To make a very long story short, we need to lease one car for tax reasons. We own the current ML outright and plan on buying the wagon outright.
I live in Atlanta and purchased our current ML from a local dealer. Not enamoured of them but no serious complaints. Any recommendations on dealers who deal in the Southeast would be great. Should I expect a decent trade for the current ML (its in good shape)? Because we are buying two cars is it better to try and negotiate everything as a package or do it one at a time? Has anyone got any experience with leasing an ML ?
#852 of 8199 brush guard and accessories
Jan 06, 2001 (12:22 pm)
I just got a copy of the M-Class Accessories Collection catalog. You can see pics of the Type I and Type II brushguards, and also pics of the side runners that came w/ the M4 pkg (they added steps to these runners compared to the M4 pkg ones). I'm checking into pricing of the Type II brushguard + skidplate; install is supposed to be $$$.
Go to www.mbusa.com and fill out a request for it. You'll get it in the mail in a few weeks and it will answer most of your questions on what things look like.
No info on the 2002 facelift yet.
Jan 06, 2001 (1:42 pm)
The rear tire carrier is ONLY avaiable in Canada. It looks a bit goofy as I would prefer the one like on the G-Class.
You HAVE to go to Canada to get it, and even then I believe it costs around $3500 with the tire, rim, carrier and different rear suspension (to compensate for the added weight. This doesn't include installation. Although if one were to get it I dont believe that installing it would be that difficult (It would be like the trailer hitch); the suspension adjustment is another story.
One BIG negative is that it makes it even harder to see out of the back of the ML. The middle seat headrest does this to (I removed mine) , but much worse.
BTW No dealer will install it because it isnt something that is allowed in the US, plus MB wont allow it.
Jan 06, 2001 (5:59 pm)
I was in a coworkers, jeep 97 and it had two spearkers mounted on the rear interior roof,it sounded good, but unable to hold a conversation from the rear passengers to the front. Was thinking of installing on my ML.
Jan 06, 2001 (8:19 pm)
Looks good! I did something like that when I first got my ML. However, watch out for the top bar on the grill, and the 2nd (middle) bar to a lesser extent. Both can get pretty hot from the engine, and the problem I had was that the heat was making the adhesive break up. A couple of small sections of the grill started popping up every 2-3 months. After re-doing the stripes twice, I gave up and bought the real grill I think my mistake was that I used aluminum body tape and that adhesive backing didn't work too well (our sorry autoparts place - Canadian Tire - didn't have anything else). Your pinstriping tape may be better.
P.S. We need a cat as one of the tools?
Jan 06, 2001 (8:25 pm)
you are absolutely right. one of the stripes popped up a little bit as soon as i placed the grill back, the section where i had to bend inward. the tapes weren't thick enough. i'll fix that by taping more at the bent area tomorrow morning. will update you guys how it works out.
#858 of 8199 remote starter
Jan 07, 2001 (12:37 am)
Do anybody know anything about remote starter for ML class ? Thanx for help. MARCEL