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MB M-Class Owners: Meet the Members



  • Hi,
    My name is Dave and a MB enthusiast. I own a 00 ML320 in Azure Blue with 4k miles and a 99 C230K in black with 55k miles. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their insight and contributions to the M class Town Hall, especially Drew. It is the most informative site for the M class.

  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
    Happy to meet everyone! Please let me know if you have any questions, or suggestions for the M-Class Owners Club.

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  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
    Special Event Chat with Ed Hellwig

    Tues., Jan. 30th, 5-6pm PT/8-9pm ET

    Ed Hellwig - Associate Editor,

    Associate editor Ed Hellwig came to Edmunds with a diverse automotive background that included stints as a gas station grease monkey, automotive spy photographer, and ice rink Zamboni driver. Ed spent five years making sure he hated cold weather at the University of Colorado in Boulder where he somehow earned a degree in American history between beer runs and football games. Upon returning, he proclaimed "snow sucks" and forever pledged his allegiance to the Southern California sunshine. Prior to joining Edmunds, Ed toiled under the iron fist of Tom Lindamood at A&M Specialists, a press vehicle logistics company, as a road-tester and delivery driver. While tooling around in Bentleys and Porsches was less than grueling, Ed just couldn't shake the editorial urge and jumped at the chance to join the Edmunds team. He's now responsible for writing road tests, editing our "Future Telling" column, and assisting in performance testing.

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  • My name is Randy & I have a 2000 Bordeaux ML55, I also had a 1999 Emerald Green ML430.
  • dt77dt77 Posts: 232
    Hi everyone !

    I'm known as dt77 on most M-class discussion boards. I got my black 00 ML430 in May of 2000. Build date of my baby is April of 2000. So far, I have about 8100 miles on it and loving every mile of it ! Check out some pics on the link below. Drive Safely !


  • My name is Omar. I have a 1999 ML430 with over 75K miles. I love my ML (I used to have a 98 ML320 that saved my life and my son's life). To see more of my baby, visit here:

  • Hi, my name is Randy. I just bought my wife a black 2000 ML430 with 9k miles on it. 1,500 miles so far and no complaints.

    I am a car fanatic and spend most of my free time making sure all our cars look better than the day they were delivered!

    I really enjoy this and the other town halls at Edmonds as I read about each SUV I was looking at through thier respective discussions (Land Rover,X5,MDX,ML) before I made my final choice.

    Thanks for all the great discussions. Randy
  • biker5biker5 Posts: 199
    Hi! My name is Jim, A.K.A Biker5. another happy owner of 2KML320 Black Opal /Black int. wit h a bunch of OEM assy. I live here in Sunny California. I am also Mt. Bike nuts.
  • ptomeptome Posts: 2
    Hi! I am PhilT from Colorado, 2001 Desert Silver ML430.

    Ours is the one with the Chrome wheels that Drew does not like!

    Have more then 6800 miles on it so far. The only issue seems to be a bad tire - cant seem to get them balanced.

    Have seen lots of snow - one beck of a snow mobile!
  • drew_drew_ Posts: 3,382
    I like the rest of your truck, Phil :-) Especially the entertainment system, being a big gadget freak myself. Hope to see some of your pictures posted in the Photo Gallery.

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  • cdiccdic Posts: 36
    Hi... I'm Will (aka CDIC). I too have a desert silver ML430. It also has the dreaded Sport package (which I love), complete with the huge wheels and fender flares, Xenons (which I love too), Bose, Nav, etc. So far, it is flawless and has been an excellent performer. I have already seen the yellow -!- triangle light up several times in bad weather (New England snow and slush).

    A long time SUV driver, I watched patiently over the past few years as Mercedes perfected this car. Some of the features that became available for this model year (Sport pkg, Tele Aid, Nav) intrigued me enough to visit the local dealer. I dumped the 5 year old Toyota 4Runner (my 4th 4Runner) and bought a ML430 off the lot. So far, I am far from sorry.
  • HI

    I am on my second ML, had 99 ML320 and now ML 2000.

    I am seeking MB to build a larger SUV.

    current size is adequate, could use more for trips and family.
  • Hello:
    read the useful posts before buying a ML 320 01 last week. heated seats,m1,bose system skyroof, black opal. am most interested in maintenance issues.
    so far so good -89 miles
  • thevjthevj Posts: 3
    hi all. hhookkkked on Edmunds, gotten great info from all since 1998. My ruby red 98 has had some of the first year problems,none of the serious ones (?) Just had the air flow mixture flap replaced,was only getting hot air off the engine..Service center ( 1 of only 3 world wide) gave me a Hertz rental (01 Ford Taurus station wagon),had no appointment so they could not work on mine until the next day but wanted me to leave ml there. Ford wagon ok but wouldn't buy one. ML's the only one for me....Dealer and service center people have been great. F.J Imports Las Vegas,Nv Happy to meet everyone.. vj
  • My name is Ron and I live in Louisville, KY. I have a 00 320 with 7500 miles and a build date of 07/00. Great info on the board.
  • I am Ron (AKA Sydney6) with a 00320 White/Java build date 9/99. It's actually my wife's car, but I even get to drive it occasionally. Other than a bad fuel sending unit, bubbling armrest, and slow clock, (and a couple of other minor problems I can't even remember right now)it has been 18.5K miles of trouble-free, rattle-free driving joy.

    BTW, I still have 3,300 miles until Service B.
  • i'm a 5.5 year-old norwich terrier and i steer my owner's 2000 ml320 but he yells at me for not using the turn signals or the mirrors and because i can't find the caps lock on the keyboard.
  • biker5biker5 Posts: 199
  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,020
    As long as you don't drool on the windows and keep your head inside the vehicle at all times, you're very welcome here! ;-)

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  • Hi Y'all. I just purchased a 1998 ML320 with 13,600 km (8200 miles). Service date was Feb.2,1998. Not bad, huh?? Any suggestions on what I should look out for on this new a '98? I was ensured all recalls had been taken care of.

    Looking forward to your comments ... Harry
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