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Mercedes-Benz ML-Class (2005 - 2012)

5

ML 320 CDI Auto

reviewed by Anonymous on 13 January 2021
5
Overall rating
4
How it drives
5
Fuel economy
4
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Brilliant car, very reassuring on road and in winter - amazing economy.

Bought this car from a Mercedes main dealer in Germany with additional new-car guarantee, which ran for 12 years, covered 3 pricey repairs! Our previous car a Jeep, Grand Cherokee, sold on 265000 km.
First impressions - absolutely top towing car, particularly with airmatic suspension and trailer electronic control. All our extras were Mercedes-fitted including detachable towbar.Very comfortable on the road, roomy and quiet. One major weakness - it is very wide, multi-stories are not for the faint-hearted (it was the widest European legal car when launched in 2008) - a high-quality reversing camera is essential. Very economical on long motorway trips. Great brakes!!! With 18" or 19" wheels, tyres reasonably priced, living in Switzerland as we do, winter + summer tyres are vital.
What went wrong - twice, important seals were replaced, central gearbox and differential. Oil cooler replaced last year.The airmatic suspension broke down, our only onroad breakdown. Twice, the glowplugs went awol, outside normal servicing, annoying but not expensive. At 190,000km we got a MB replacement gearbox as it was showing signs of wear - drives like new now!

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Price£36,735–£78,430
Road TaxL–M
MPG17.1–32.5 mpg
Real MPG93.4%

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