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You are in the Mercedes Benz M-Class
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class, SUV
#83 of 167 Cheater from Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 01, 2001 (12:07 pm)
Im sorry, i dont own an M-Class, its a nice car, but id figure that since i have an SUV built by Mercedes-Benz, that i can chill in here until a G-Class chat is formed.
I own a 1996 Mercedes-Benz Gelaendewagen G500 4dr, which i bought from Europa Imports in Santa Fe, New Mexico. That is the only dealership in the US that sells them( until 2002 when all Mercedes dealerships will recieve them) It really is a great truck that i recommend to anyone who is interested. If you are not familiar with it, it is basically an S-Class version of an SUV. They have the G320, G420, G500, and AMG G55. They come in Coupes, Convertibles, and Four Door models.
I also own an S500, which i bought for my wife. I purchased it from EuroMotorcars in Bethesda, Maryland. Great dealership which also services my G-Wagen.
#84 of 167 megasuvowner
Jun 01, 2001 (12:27 pm)
I hope you don't mind telling us how much did you pay for your "G" back then, You know you can get it for les than a 100K when the new one comes out.
enjoy it and welcome to the board. Have you done any off roading with your "G"? tell us something about it.
Jun 01, 2001 (4:11 pm)
um, back in 96 my G500 was just under $145k. the 2002 one will be around $72k. I really feel sorry for the people who JUST got there g-wagens like a 2000 or 2001 model, they are the ones who will commit suicide. I took it offroading once in Virginia with some buds way back in 96 and i remember stopping, saying to myself "What am i doing?", this car is great offroad, dont get me wrong, but i remembered that for some reason if i dented it or crushed it, than i would have lost mucho dinero. So, the first thing i did was get out of the mountains and i headed home for the garage. I take it out only about 4 or 5 times a month to keep the miles down. So right now, it has just over 42,000 miles on it, and i dont think its that bad for a 1996. But i try to enjoy it as much as possible or else its not worth it.
#86 of 167 Thanks Mega.....
Jun 01, 2001 (9:00 pm)
for the response..You are right just enjoy what we have now and and no ones know how long we are going to live...Life is short...
Jun 02, 2001 (7:00 am)
'01 ML-320, M1, M7, sunroof, Bose and heated seats. Desert Silver/Java.
#88 of 167 Bought a Starmark 2000 ML320 yesterday
Jun 03, 2001 (2:18 pm)
Black, ash leather, skyview roof (didn't really want it but liked the car and one hour after I got it home I loved it), M1, heated seats. I love this vehicle. Its got 19K miles so I don't have to worry about break-in period.
Didn't add anything yet, but am debating a CD changed and brush bar with lights.
Wish it weren't raining today so I could open the top...on the all the unnecessary errands I am running today just to drive it.
#89 of 167 Bought a Starmark 2000 ML320 yesterday by djdj
Jun 04, 2001 (3:11 am)
Congratulations on your ML. I had the same feeling when I first got my ML. Volunteered for all the errands just so I can drive around with the new car.
Jun 06, 2001 (10:09 am)
Edmunds.com is looking for Community Leaders for MB M-Class Owners. Anyone interested? It isn't difficult and about the only thing we ask is that one CL attend the weekly chat.
Let me know!
#91 of 167 I'm so Proud!
Jun 07, 2001 (4:17 pm)
Hey ya'll, I'm Tim from Houston, TX. Last week my 2001 ML320 Sport Edition finally came in (Desert Siver/Java w/all the options). I enjoy driving it so much, my wife told me that I should just move into it. This is my first Mercedes-Benz and I'm really proud. I look forward to learning from everyone's posts. Thanks for the club.
#92 of 167 welcome to the crowd..
Jun 07, 2001 (5:42 pm)
any question you may have just spit it out and a bunch of expert ML owners are around here.
WELCOME Again TLWWSO