Date registered: Dec 2005
Vehicle: W211 E320 Bluetec R129 SL500 - $1300 car ........ Ford F350 6l
Location: CA Bay Area
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We bought1999 ML320 what was 2nd year of class production and boy, those cars did have some bad wrap at the time.
First generation of electronic sensors had high failure ratio and mechanics with $40,000 service computers had no clue how to troubleshoot the beasts,.
But no worry >> by now new generation of MB technicians start understanding computers with wheels and sensors got improved.
I sound like broke record, but I say it once more that in 13 years in family the ML320 had $350 worth of failed parts plus normal wearables, what no car have ever beat to my knowledge.
Somewhere in forum archives you will find replies, where owners who hated those vehicles bought another one of them. Why? Because 2 grandparents with 2 grandchildren walked away from triple rollover.
2006 is different body than the model I drove, but they are equally good.