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#98 of 167 Proud owner of 2001 ML430 :)
Jul 16, 2001 (12:08 pm)
Hello everyone! I got my ML on June 13th, White/Ash with sunroof, cd changer, and Bose sys. I enjoy every minute driving that baby and proud to show it off to everyone I know. I have gotten some good compliment from people looking at my ML (not b/c my ML is any better than other ML but simply b/c it's a Benz SUV). Great forum, great people common interests, and a very informative site! Keep it up!
Vu (from the Big Easy)
Jul 23, 2001 (5:08 pm)
Congrats! Isn't it great! And it just keeps getting better. The more you drive it, the smoother it feels and you keep looking for other people to take for rides.
#100 of 167 2001 ML 320
Sep 17, 2001 (6:57 am)
I bought my new ML with M1, Bose, Heated Seats (outstanding)side bars, silver with dark charcoal interior. I'd like to upgrage to the 17" wheels for a sportier look. Has anyone done this? Does it affect the speedometer readings etc? Last question...how do I search on this ML site for specific questions such as the 17" upgrade?
Thanks for all your help.
Sep 23, 2001 (8:53 pm)
Hi. We finally got a 99 ML430 (ruby Red) with 19000 miles for under 35000. Can't wait to pick it up tomorrow at fj mercedes in newport beach. have been combing the site for creeks and whines from this car ...so far so good (up to 1200 posts...nothing seroius yet...is it that bullet proof or are thre just so few of these out there ???love the people in this board...good rapport and comraderie...HOST(S) ARE DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB!!!! BRAVO
PS. WHERE CAN WE GET A THIRD SEAT FOR THIS CAR????
#102 of 167 2002 ML500 Sport
Oct 05, 2001 (1:24 pm)
Had a 1998 ML320, got a 2000 ML430 in late 1999, and just last Sat, took delivery of a 2002 ML500 Sport- brilliant silver/ash, including Nav., MB phone, parktronic, Xenons - all the toys. Another big improvement over model year 2000, (which was also way better than 1998).Compared to the 2000, the 2002 is much quieter, smoother, better finished, and completely rattle and squeak free. The sunroof when closed is now completely quiet, as I understand that MB completely redesigned the glass, seals, and track. IMHO, this 2002 version, is highly recommended!
Nov 27, 2001 (11:02 am)
Hi Folks, My 2002 ML500 (Desert Silver/Java) is ordered and should be here in a few weeks. I had to wait because I wanted the parktronic. I also added the third seat option (M3), phone, bi-xenons, bose/6-cd, heated seats (M3), sunroof (M5), etc. I also ordered the CD package (discs for the whole country, $140) The ML should list out at $54,115, which is a wonderful price compared to the E-wagon. I also have a '00 E430 sport(silver/ash) that will accompany my ML in the garage. :o)
#104 of 167 Happy Owner 2001ML 320
Dec 29, 2001 (5:36 pm)
Mine's silver/java with sunroof, 6 pack cd,and heated seats. Have clocked 12k miles in 18 months with no problems. My wrench just came up and its time for the first service. Also have a 79 300D and have had many other M/B over the years.
Many great features on the truck. The safety system is truely amazing, I took it to about 40MPH in a wet deserted parking lot and jumped on the brakes and put a hard turn on it. I couln't get it to loose the rear end and spin out!
The single greatest irksome feature to me is the sound system volume on the passenger side of the unit. The sound system is set up for controls on the wheel and for 40k they had to cut a corner at the expense of safety. (your hand sure isn't on the wheel while your adjusting volume) Minor but annoying. Does anybody have a novel solution? "HAPPY TRUCKING"
Mar 07, 2002 (10:50 am)
Last week, Edmunds rolled out new pricing pages. Along with this is a new "consumer ratings & reviews". This functionality lives in the "consumer opinions" area of the new vehicle detail page, and allows users to rate a vehicle on a number of different criteria (1 to 10 scale), as well as add his/her own free-form comments.
If you have some time, we would really appreciate Town Hall members writing a review of their current auto, or a favorite make/model. It takes approximately a week for your review to appear on that make/model.
If you have any questions, please let me know!
#106 of 167 ML 430 Oil Usage
Mar 10, 2002 (5:30 pm)
Is anyone having excessive oil useage on their ML 430?
#107 of 167 Keep or Trade 98 ML320
Jun 18, 2002 (7:06 am)
Folks - just joined the club. I have a 98 ML320 with 42k and just went out of warranty. I failed to secure any extended warranty so I am faced with the question of whether to trade it for something else or take the risk of keeping it without warranty. If I keep it, I would keep it for another 3 years. The only thing going for it is safety!
Based on all the problems encountered with 98 production, what would you do... At this point, I assume I can't get any extended warranty.
Any suggestions/opinions/comments are very welcome!