BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: Aug 2010
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New member from Canada
Hello, just another new member here, have always been a technically savvy motorsport owner/enthusiast.
Past german cars were BMW 7 series and 3 series along with too many north american muscle cars to list going back to 1969.
Have also tried toyota and mazda cars (celica and RX-7 turbo) that pretty much last 40K of hard use before they get "tired" or rust out up here due to salt/ sodium chloride use on our roads in the winter.
I own a 2001 ML320 with 200 K on it and it runs fine with very few issues, I also have a 4 X 4 chev p/u for hunting and a ford sedan for "rougher uses" than I want to deal out to the 320 or don't want to leave parked and get vandalized in a bad area of the city.
Just stopping here to sample the forum, it is very good but quite tame in the technical department for hardcore information like factory servicing manuals, rebuild procedures, tips, bulletins, and parts catalogs. reminds me of the old BMW club of america "Roundel" publications from the 70's and early 80's.
Or....maybe I haven't toured the site enough.
I find it humourous that there are very few high mileage ML series MB's admitted to on this forum.
If taken care of, they last many more Km's, I figure I'm halfway done with the ML if rust doesn't start, even my Bimmers had 200 k or so and they were driven HARD, rusted out and sent to the wreckers ( up here a resell involves a safety and once rust hits, it's not worth any $5K+ to justify fixing body and undercarriage corrosion), we usually get about an 8- 10 year life span for year round drivers.
The benz has been very good regarding corrosion by comparison, very slight discoloration on underside of door panel seams after nine years and 2 hand waxes a year.
Last edited by trickytech; 08-10-2010 at 09:26 PM.