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Date registered: Mar 2015
Vehicle: 2006 S500 4matic, 2005 S500
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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Thoughts on 2010 ML350 BlueTec 140k miles
Hi, I am a W220 owner (self maintainer) and have found the W220 a very good vehicle if one keeps up on the maintenance and common failure items (airmatic, etc).
I have been transferred to Salt Lake City, and commute about 100 miles round trip per day. My drive to work is through the mountains with lots of grades and turns. Doing some research, discovered the Ml350 blutecs are low priced and ample availability used. The fuel mileage looks pretty good.
I found a one owner 2010 ML350 Bluetec with 140k miles for $7500. I do not have the maintance records.
Looking for thoughts on the Ml350 Bluetec as a 100 mile per day daily drive through the mountains. Dependability is my number one concern. Please note I do have a clone STAR SDS system, but do not have a location to do major work.
From what I have read, the BlueTec engine may be a high risk, engine failure from sludging oil, oil leaks, etc. What I don't know if these are remote failures or highly likely to happen.
Thanks in advance for you thoughts.