Date registered: Jan 2005
Vehicle: 1999 ML430
Location: Suwanee, Georgia
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New owner of 2015 W166 !!!
Evening folks....just purchased yesterday a 2015 ML350 with 45,000 miles on the clock.
Iridium Silver with Black MB TEX interior. Road trip tomorrow up to Charlotte, N.C. from Atlanta, so it will be a good shakedown....
So far absolutely LOVING it ! Taking a while to get use to the switchgear but it handles superbly and has sooo many bells and whistles !!
I've been a member of the W163 forum since 1999 with my 1999 ML430 that has accumulated 410,000 miles !! To and from Atlanta airport many,many times before I retired. So glad I don't have to do that drive anymore, only when I want to !
Anyway, my W163 is worth nothing due to the mileage. She is still in excellent condition and I could not bring myself to sell her. TOO reliable and safe and damn fun to drive with a great engine. So she is semi-retired.
In my search for another daily driver, I fell in love with the new KIA Telluride ! An absolutely stunning vehicle which is pricey, but you get a lot of bang for your buck and an incredible warranty. Only problem is they are in such high demand, dealers here in the Atlanta are are adding a $5000.00 dealer profit to every one they sell !!! CRAZY, but they are that hot!!!
Well I simply refuse to pay that kind of additional money to a dealer, so I decided to go USED car hunting, and fell upon this gem in a LandRover/Jaguar dealer lot.
Car is absolutely flawless (even the wheels with no curb rash) and beautiful color combo.
Seven speed is just barely turning 2400rpm and gearbox is silky smooth, even when you put your foot into it. Saved a ton of money and, my ,the improvements over the years.
Makes a great stablemate to my ML430. BTW...I attribute the longevity of my W163 to personally doing the oil/filter changes every 10,000 miles and using Mobil One 0W40.
Question....should I stick with this weight of Mobil One or go to something else for the ML350.
Thanks everyone...hopefully she will last as long as Millie, my W163 !!
Last edited by springerfever; Yesterday at 08:46 PM.