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We were torn between the ML and R Class but have decided to order the ML.

My dealer has an available build slot in the 2nd decade of May with a June delivery so we took the opportunity and have placed our order.

ML350
723 Pewter
201 Black leather
293 Rear side airbags
317 Comfort Pkg
319 Lighting Pkg
320 Entertainment Pkg
324 Sunroof Pkg
326 Premium Pkg
536 Sirius satellite radio
550 Trailer Hitch
581 Thermatronic
873 Heated front seats
??? Rear seat DVD system
??? iPod integration

MSRP: $56,873
Invoice: $52,604
my cost $53,604
 

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I forgot to mention that we took a ML350 on a 2 hour test drive today. We are very pleased with the build quality and materials used in the new ML. The ride is fantastic and appears to be more roomy than the numbers show. The back seat is easy to get used to after a few miles.

The navigation system leaves a lot to be desired though. It's just awful and nothing compared to the Acura or Toyota systems that I have now. I'll learn to live with it though.
 

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AutoSaurus - 4/8/2005 2:38 PM

My dealer has an available build slot in the 2nd decade of May with a June delivery so we took the opportunity and have placed our order.
I didn't realize demand was that high: if you place an order now, you'll get one built in May, twenty years from now!

[;)] Did you mean the second week or day of May? Congratulations on your purchase. I really like the Pewter Color. For some reason, on my "Build your own" ML350, the ligher blue color doesn't show up. I'm using the MBUSA website.
 

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BrentG500 - 4/8/2005 11:08 PM

AutoSaurus - 4/8/2005 2:38 PM

My dealer has an available build slot in the 2nd decade of May with a June delivery so we took the opportunity and have placed our order.
I didn't realize demand was that high: if you place an order now, you'll get one built in May, twenty years from now!

[;)] Did you mean the second week or day of May? Congratulations on your purchase. I really like the Pewter Color. For some reason, on my "Build your own" ML350, the ligher blue color doesn't show up. I'm using the MBUSA website.
M-B divides the month into 3 parts--second decade is the 11th through 20th.
 

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I changed my order today:

723 Pewter (can change to Alpine Rain if available soon)
901 Black Alcantara
220 Parktronic
317 Comfort
319 Lighting
320 Entertainment
322 Appearance
323 Air Suspension
324 Sunroof
530 DVD navi
536 Sirius satellite
550 Hitch
581 Thermatronic
873 Heated seats
890 Power liftgate
 

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ORDER UPDATE

My ML is at A90 status which was as of Mon 6/13/05. I received my VIN (#20613) and a window sticker was printed at that time too. The destination charge has increased to $775 as mentioned earlier. The A90 status is a new code and means "label printed" and comes right before released to carrier. Its a half day trip for me from the plant so it could ship today, tomorrow and I'd have it same day most likely. The key is when will it ship.

I'm off to Houston next Friday and I'd like to drive over and break it if possible but its anyones guess at this point.

Also, I ordered my RSES and iPod while there so they will be on hand for installation when my ML arrives anyday.
 

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AutoSaurus - 6/16/2005 11:15 AM

Also, I ordered my RSES and iPod while there so they will be on hand for installation when my ML arrives anyday.
I tried to order the front and rear stainless skidplates (B6 647 0162 / 0163) but they are not available yet. Supposed to be this month, though.

Anyone know if the rear stainless loading sill comes with the Appearance Package?
 

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Were you able to get pricing on the front and rear SS skidplates? I could get model #'s but they didn't have pricing yet.

Nothing I could find specifies whether the SS loading sill protector is included or not in the appearance pkg. Sorry. If you don't have the pricing, I was quoted $39 for the part 6 6 64 0100.
 

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sheepdog - 6/16/2005 2:50 PM

Were you able to get pricing on the front and rear SS skidplates? I could get model #'s but they didn't have pricing yet.

Nothing I could find specifies whether the SS loading sill protector is included or not in the appearance pkg. Sorry. If you don't have the pricing, I was quoted $39 for the part 6 6 64 0100.
No pricing was available. I will check out the Appearance Package at my dealer when I pick up my '98 from service today. Thanks.
 

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Congrats on the deal. What will they charge you for the IPOD Kit. My dealer is saying they don't know yet.
 

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Greg,

It is included in the appearance package on ML350s. I have seen about 6 so far, all had it. All ML500 have it as well.

Steve
 

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Benz4Bubba - 6/16/2005 7:26 PM

Greg,

It is included in the appearance package on ML350s. I have seen about 6 so far, all had it. All ML500 have it as well.

Steve
You mean they have the sill protector, not the skidplates?
 

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RE: Accessories

Yes the sill plate on the top of the rear bumper. It is included on the ML350 with appearance package and on all ML500s. The AMG had it as well.

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My ML left the plant today at 12:30pm! I should have it first of the week.
 

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Although I'm out-of-town, my ML arrived the dealership late Friday night and is awaiting my return on Monday!
 
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