Date registered: Aug 2009
Vehicle: 2005 ML350
Location: Morganville, NJ
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I don't really need a diesel, I will be towing a 4,500 lb boat and trailer about a mile twice a year. Long ago diesels were the engines that lasted the longest. It seems that is no longer the case. I also figured I could get one reality cheaply due to diesels generally falling out of favor....maybe there is a reason for that.
So maybe I'll just start looking around for a clean gas version. I have had a lot of luck with the 2005 assuming its because its the last year of the 163. Can I assume the 2011 164 would have similar durability? I actually prefer the body style of the 164 over the 166.
But I'm wide open here...don't need to get rid the 163 today....any suggestions on a year that is a sold product? I was looking at Grand Cherokees but I am really afraid of their reliability...not sure I'm not getting to 180,000 in one of those..