I interened at MBUSA HQ in Montvale NJ in the Warranty department. The 112 and 113 all have problems with oil consumption but that what you get when you use low tension rings and that silcone coating on the sleeves. There not bad engines if you change your oil every 3 to 4 thousand miles DO NOT go by the FSS system. IMO I would rather get any other Benz than the ML that thing is just made with less quality than other MB's. Have fun with your new vehicle though what ever it is.
1982 300D Turbo (Mom's)
1993 BMW 525I (Dad's)
2001 Vw Golf (Brothers)
2002 Nissan Ser SpecV (Im the Black sheep lol)