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Offline zdzislaw

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1999 ML 320
« on: May 16, 2006, 01:20:34 am »
ml 320 is it a good car?
« Last Edit: May 16, 2006, 01:22:15 am by zdzislaw »

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Re: 1999 ML 320
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2006, 02:33:36 am »
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Re: 1999 ML 320
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2006, 09:21:39 am »
You'll spend a small fortune just keeping it road worthy. It also guzzles gas. The 2003 and newer ML's are a bit better. Mercedes corrected a lot of issues plaguing the first generation.
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Re: 1999 ML 320
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2006, 09:55:57 am »
It was an Alabama Disaster mama............... :'( :thumbdown: :nono:
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Re: 1999 ML 320
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2006, 10:50:50 am »
 :iagree: A friend had one, and while he loved the way it drove, it also drove him crazy and into the poor house.  :P :P  BTW, welcome.  ;)
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Re: 1999 ML 320
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2006, 09:52:43 am »
I'd stay away. You'd most likely just be buying someone else's problem.

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Re: 1999 ML 320
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2006, 11:08:08 am »
My dad has a 2002 ML320

You are right when it comes to gas guzzling. It's insane. But he loves the prestige mark so he doesn't care......yet.

Problems:
We got it used with 52k km, around a year ago. After few months of driving, we noticed the oil leak. Dad took it to indy shop. They told him it was oil sensor leaking, so my dad took it to the dealer (town 100 km away)

After inspecting it, they agreed on the problem. They said they would need to drop the oil pan to access the sensor. So they did that and my dad paid nothing (still under warranty)

A month or so, leak appeared again. Dad took it in, they said one of the bolts on the oil pan was a bit loose. They tighten it.

A week after, leak (this time alot smaller) appeared again. Dad took it in and said to fix it. They agreed to pull the oil pan off and reseal again. It's been few weeks now with no oil leaks. I think they got it right this time.

While they worked on the oil leak, they also discovered that on of the ball joints, both rear springs rubber mounts and left tie rod end were shot   They replaced all of it under powertrain warranty but the tie rod.
We bought the part for $28 US and my dad will take it to indy shop to have it installed, since dad and I coudln't take off the old tie rod end this past weekend.

So far, few problems but it didn't cost my dad anything really. I read that 2002+ are really reliable when compared to older models.

« Last Edit: May 22, 2006, 11:09:43 am by croat »

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Re: 1999 ML 320
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2006, 03:56:07 pm »
An acquaintance of mine had one, and it spent more time in the shop than on the road. It had so many drivability issues, that in the end, he got a new replacement vehicle as the first one (a '99 or '00 IIRC) could not be fixed.  :P
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