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#117 of 167 Just Picked up a New ML500
Oct 30, 2002 (8:27 pm)
After test driving, with my wife, several SUVs two or more times to include: the Acura MDX , BMW X5 , and the Lexus RX 300; I've purchased the 2003 Mercedes-Benz ML500. I was somewhat worried about purchasing the Mercedes based on some test drive articles I read. What speaks best about the car is that my wife, a 5 foot 3, 125 lb woman, after test driving diffent ML's a total of 5 times was in love with it. She felt it drove just as well as any of the others, with greater power output. Also thanks to the Edmunds articles at http://www.edmunds.com/advice/ I was able to obtain a 2003 at an outstanding price.
#118 of 167 Did I get a good deal at EuroMotor Cars in Maryland?
Nov 01, 2002 (6:40 am)
We just purchased an 03 M320 (M1 and M5)for $37K. Please help me put my worries to rest...did I do ok with negotiating?
#119 of 167 mercedes is a mercedes
Nov 18, 2002 (8:54 am)
today is 11/18-2002 and I am a happy owner since two days ago of a brand new2003 ml320. I am a modest guy and this is my very first experience with a car of this stature. Although I always have brand new cars including my trade in, a 2001 nissan pathfinder , I would say this. The handling ,the ride, the strong feeling is outstanding. So far my best car ever. 37k including almost everything. thanks.
#120 of 167 10K maintenance
Nov 19, 2002 (5:15 am)
The ML uses Mobil 1 synthetic oil, the best stuff around, also platinum plugs. Don't worry, if u really r concerned, call the svc dept at your dealer. As long as you followed the "break in" instructions, u r fine. Keep checking the oil. I've got 7700 mi on my 02 ML 320, due for svc in Feb (a year after I bought the car).
#121 of 167 New 2003 ML320
Nov 22, 2002 (6:23 pm)
Just wanted to share with you that tomorrow, 11/23/02, I am going to pick up my new ML320 2003 model. Any advice would be deeply appreciate from those experienced owners. I am really psyched. I only hope that the 2003 model has shed itself of the problems from a year or 2 prior. Any comments
#122 of 167 New Owner of 2003 ML320
Jan 02, 2003 (6:22 am)
I just purchased an '03 ML320 (M1 & M5). I have put on approx 200 Miles on it so far and am really enjoying the car. I've previously owned JGC and GMC Envoy. Have a couple of questions, but they're about options, I'll post them on that forum. These forums have been great, thanks for all the info & advice.
#123 of 167 Staying Member
Jan 28, 2003 (8:52 pm)
Today reached deal with not my local MB dealer, to remain a MB owner. Will pick up on Saturday a 2003 ML 320 from a dealer several hours away. M1, M5, Bose, heated seats, Xenon, and MB Trailer hitch. Looked at a lot of SUV's and decided I liked my 98 ML 320 enough to stay with it - stability when my wife drove over a prone deer on WY interstate, and safety when getting rear ended.
My 98 ML320 got rear ended and pushed into car in front. After several weeks of rangling with other driver's insurance adjuster, and threat of legal action, they paid me the amount to which I was entitled under law - difference between retail book and price I received from a salvage dealer. So, getting rear ended was best way to sell my car at retail - but had to waste time I should not have had to and threaten suing, to get insurance adjuster to follow law.
Interesting trade offers - $6500 repair estimate. $23,000 NADA retail.
my local MB dealer offered me $8,500 after it was fixed. GMC offered me $11,000. Lexus offered me $13,000. I ended up selling to salvage yard for $10,000 'as is', and getting $13,000 plus use tax from insurance company for $24,000 total.
#124 of 167 How to program/reprogram ML remotes?
Feb 10, 2003 (2:48 pm)
I own a 2000 ML430. I am considering getting another remote (original ML but for another vehicle) from a friend. Does anyone know how to program/reprogram this remote? I have been told that this cannot be done since all remotes are 'hardcoded' at the (Same message - #53 of Accessories and Modifications.)
#125 of 167 Hi! I'm Doug
Mar 17, 2003 (5:05 pm)
I own a 2002 ML 320 Sport,Black Opal/Java Leather,M1,M5,M6,M7,heated seats,Bose Sys w/CD Changer. I purchased mine in Jan 2002, for $50,000 out the door. From reading everyone's postings about their purchasing experiences, I think that I may have over paid for mine, oh well...I Do Love It!
I have also purchased an extended warranty, outside of Mercedes. A 10 year/1000,000 mile warranty w/ $0 deductible for $1,994.00 from 1Sourceautowarranty.com has anyone had or heard of any, good/bad experiences with this company?
So far my ML has been trouble free from any problems, The only out of pocket expense has been replacing the front brake pads 12826 miles, for $630.28 by the dealer, Ouch!
I would like to Thank Everyone! for their participation, KarenS for Facilitating & Edmunds.com for creating & maintaining this very valuable resource.
Please feel free to send me your opinions about my earlier comments & questions.
Mar 26, 2003 (5:27 pm)
Hello everyone, I just bought my wife a ML350, we pick it up Saturday. Black/black, bose/cd, heated seats, and the Inspiration Package. Traded up from her Subaru Forester, we're excited about it - and will enjoy being part of this forum.