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Old 03-25-2016, 08:24 PM
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W163 for work?

I'm using my R-class for work and I'm destroying the interior. So I was thinking of getting a work "truck". My requirements being something I fit in(tall) and 4WD since I sometimes go up in the snowy mountains. Ford trucks are either hammered or expensive(over 5k), or 250k miles.

So I got to thinking about an older ML. If I took the rear seats out I could load up with tools and supplies. It can tow if I need too and has AWD. I fit in them and they are relatively safe. I've always liked that the w163's are actual trucks on a truck frame. I would also like to be able to hop up on/over 6-8" curbs, can't do that with the R-class.

Any thoughts?
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Old 03-28-2016, 11:05 AM
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your right about being a truck, 4x4 goes in snow as good as any, curbs might be hard on front plastic
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:05 PM
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I have a ML430 with 200K and it is awesome for work. Put a rack on it to carry ladders. etc. Works great. Best part cost me less than $3000 with a few repairs included to pass inspection. Well worth it and I am maintaining it as I go.
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Old 05-10-2016, 07:15 PM
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Beat the hell out of my lifted ML430.

Thing was a tank and did awesome in damn near any terrain.
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