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Old 12-14-2005, 06:44 AM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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Wink ML is great vehicle overall

I guess the poor first year 98 ML models had the lion's share of problems. I have a 99 ML320 which I bought coming off a lease and it has been a tremendous car overall. I replaced the MAF and had the cats fixed (one was cracked) under the "recall", plus the PS hose clamp and some other minor things. Otherwise, it has run "like a trooper" as they say. Perhaps the original lease holder took care of a lot of things under warranty that I don't know about -- but it has been a very good car/truck in general. No car is perfect; they all require good maintenance and attention to problems that develop before they become worse .... I think a lot of these difficulties lie in the area of "poor owner performance" as part of the problem. I would buy the current ML over several other Mercedes models that seem to have some extensive problems with electronic systems, etc. etc.
Ben Harrison Carter
1999 Mercedes ML320 87K
1992 Mercedes 300CE 89K
1995 Corvette 29K -- Sold Dec 09
1989 Mercedes 420SEL 99K -- (Sold 4/08)
1968 Mercedes 230S (106K) (Sold 9/06))
1976 Mercedes 450SEL 130K (Just sold - 06)
1961 Mercedes 220Sb (sold years ago)
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