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Mercedes-Benz M-class (ML320, ML350, ML500 and ML55) 2005 and earlier



  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992
    I will be getting Java leather with a Desert Silver exterior (goldy-beige) on '02 ML500. A friend of mine who has a '01 S500 got Black with Java, The mats are truly the worst to keep clean. So, he went down to Autozone and bought after market mats to put on top of the existing java mats. The color matches the top dash color perfectly and now the problem is solved. The new mats show virtually no dirt while protecting the light java mats. I will probably do the same when my '02 ML500 arrives. I found that the Ash leather color easy to keep on my '00 E430.

  • If I see any more color questions I'm gonna puke. Ultimately its a personal decision which only they buyer and their close associates can make. Unless its Stevie Wonder doing the posting I don't see what any of us have to offer.
  • mark156mark156 Posts: 1,992's a barf bag... have at it! Of course it's a personal decision on a color choice. But, folks who are deciding on a color have asked legitimate questions. And I can tell you, Ash color carpeting is 75% easier to keep than Java.

  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,110

    Ultimately its a personal decision which only they buyer and their close associates can make.

    Of course it's a personal choice though one ought to take into account the resale potential of a canary green Mercedes! ;-)

  • What would be a reasonable price for a ML500 in the SF bay area? I want the options of m1, m3, m7, xenon light, and bose. Are they still sold at MSRP?
  • raybearraybear Posts: 1,776
    Discounts are a possibility in Southern California. Never hurts to ask for one in your area.
  • Jon90Jon90 Posts: 33
    I bought for below dealer invoice. About 3,500 off sticker
  • kwest1kwest1 Posts: 12
    My 1999 ML 320 is now due for a routine service (approximately 40K miles). Does anyone know the elements of a standard Service Level B check-up/oil change? My local dealer plans to charge approximately $400 for this service. Does anyone know whether a service by a non-MB shop would invalidate the warranty?
  • I went to a dealer offering me $500 over invoice for black opal M1, M5, bose, smoked glass here on the gulf coast of Florida. Is that a good deal? Also, should I get any other must have options, like the xenon lights? What about the extended warranties. I don't drive that far, but intend to keep the car a long time. Thank you all.
  • wnielwniel Posts: 97
    I have done all of the servicing on my 98 ML and it did not invalidate the warranty. The only thing that the dealer has done on my truck is warranty work.
    I hope that this helps.
  • kenyeekenyee Posts: 738
    Don't do it! Don't post questions like that! They'll censor your msgs!
    If you complain about censorship, they'll delete the msgs!
    If you email them and complain like they ask you to, your email will be deleted!

    But, hey, it's not my forum.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    Take a look at this message:
    steve_ Oct 22, 2001 8:50am

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  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    Little-known High Performance Division Packs Extra Punch in Mercedes-Benz Cars

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  • mkwamemkwame Posts: 21
    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum. We've been shopping for an SUV we've narrowed our choices to the ML320 and the RX300. Ideally my wife prefers a 3rd row seat option; we've 2 kids 7 and 4 year old. We don't like the MDX the side looks like a mini van besides we don't want to wait 3month. RX may not be suitable for our long & hilly driveway on snowy nights (the wife works 2nd shift)We've spotted a 2000 model, black opal with charcoal leather interior w/ almost 15k miles at a Lexus dealership. It has the M1,M2 M7, Navi, Bose cd changer, chrome brush guard and running board or (step) for $37,900.
    I need your help, what is a reasonable offer for this vehicle. When I test drove it I noticed driver's sideview mirror vibrates badly, other than this it looks like a new ML.
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    One place to start is looking at the True Market Value and hopefully someone will chip in with values for the extras that aren't listed under options there.

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  • I own a 2001 ML320 with every imaginable option. Before, I owned a 1998 ML320. It is a very nice SUV, and drives like a car. Concerning the mirror vibration,let a Benz dealer check it. It could still be under warranty. If you want more sites to check for a decent price to pay for that SUV, you may also check the Kelly Blue book ( in addition to the Edmunds True Market Value numbers.

    Good luck. Addai
  • shaker58shaker58 Posts: 120
    37900 is very high you can get a 2002 with same options for 41000 and they just did a restyling on the ml320
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 38,968
    Here's a grumpy review to cap off your Monday.

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  • Hello everyone,
    I am looking at two used ML 320's. The 1998 has 44,000 miles and the 1999 has 43,000. They should price out in the $28-30K range according to KBB. Can anyone help me determine which is the better way to go? Thanks in advance. Stephanie
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