I am new to Mercedes as well as these forums so please bear with me if I ask a lot of newbie questions.
My wife was looking to replace her beloved '97 Lexus ES300 with a crossover/smallish SUV. She originally wanted another Lexus, but did not want a lease so I suggested buying from a dealer auction. She had been researching cars for months and settled on the Volvo XC90 or Acura MDX. While at the auction, she sat in a 2003 ML and loved it! She had never did any research on this model and when all the Volvos and MDXs that came up for sale had issues or were in too worn of a condition, we pulled the trigger on a 2001 ML320 with 117K.
Since we had a very short time to decide, and the price was right, we bought it with a purchase warrantee. (we are not stupid) The vehicle was checked out and no faults were found according to auction. The wife drove it home to New York from Penn with no issues. After a few days a CEL came on(P0410) I know what this relats to but the auction will take care of it under the warrantee.
Other than that, the truck runs smooth. I scanned it and found no other codes. here are some pics.