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Written on: 18/03/2016 by Atkinsonpb205 (1 review written)
I have owned an ML270 CDI since 2008 and it is a fantastic vehicle. It has been reliable, has good leg room and has loads of space. It has a proper low range gearing and performs very well in conditions of poor traction. I have taken it off road several times in very muddy conditions and it has amazing traction on steep hills too. The ride can be a bit hard and it jolts on speed bumps but overall a very competent car. I think this series has suffered unreasonable criticism when it actually… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/08/2015 by MacMillan407 (1 review written)
Not great. No rear leg room. Not great on power. ECP packs up and all the computer systems keep failing. The value for money is awful with no heated seats in the rear. We got rid of this and bought a range rover vogue instead which is a much better car and a greater value for money. Further think the styling isn't that good and its not a very attractive car as a whole and lacks the expected boot size for the size of the car you'd have the same room in a normal hatch back and in doing so save… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/08/2015
Had this car for nearly 10 years after first owner had it for 3. While getting on a bit now in the years and with 180,000km it does need some work done. It has had a few little problems over the years most being common faults that tend to be expensive. The most expensive being rebuilt gearbox which also went through a couple of speed sensors that broke and would send it into limp home mode. It has only ever left us stranded once due to broken coolant pipe and to be expected a few flat… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/07/2015 by Rescuepcie (1 review written)
Yes they are expensive for parts. Why? Its MB. But its a Star!!! Yes have to replace injectors but you have to do it with every car the are 100£ each. The fuel pump don't need to replace it it need just seal kit that worth 30£. Inlet moneyfoold yes need to be replaced every 100 000 miles, I get my one done 220£ work if you are a bit technician type than you can do all yourself or pay to mechanic. I get all suspensions all ball joints and all brakes with disks and pads replaced for 450£. The… Read Full Review
Written on: 24/03/2014 by Damari132 (1 review written)
I have had more trouble with this car than any other I have ever had. All I do is spend money on it, it is a disaster wouldnt touch another one if youpaid me, fuel injectors, inlet manifold, airflow meter you name it I have had to fix it, spent more money on it than it is worth. A complete disaster… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/02/2013 by unicornairborn (1 review written)
Best car I've ever had. Had it for eight years and has 108 k and still going well. Thought of changing to Lexus 4x4 but decided against after reading Lexus reviews over the top Japanese technology costly to service..Will be hanging on to my trusry 2000 ML 270 . Just won't use Mercedes agency's for my services… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/02/2013
Year 2000 model. Bought this car 3 years ago to ferry grand daughters pony around, now can't afford to sell it. Since I bought it I have had to replace Inlet manifold, 2 x fuel injectors, fuel pump, air flow meter, 2 x ABS wheel sensors, and now the dash lights up like a xmas tree when I drive.BAS/ESP, ABS,ETS,and EPC lights. Apparently, this is due to a faulty ABS control unit, but there are 2 of these on the car and the guy who did the diagnostics ( which cost 130 quid ) is not sure which… Read Full Review
Written on: 16/05/2012 by thehood (2 reviews written)
I bought this car from a friend 7 years ago and its one of the best cars ive ever owned perhaps a touch heavy on fuel but it is about 2 and a half tons of car so is to be expected. In 7 years of ownership i have had a turbo hose blow £34 for the replacement part and an injecter seal go the replacment part was £1.82 but £80 for reseating and fitting it so all in all not a great deal of problems with it. starts first time everytime and i dont think i will be changing it til it falls apart… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/04/2012
my ml270 wont start in the cold we have tryed everything in the engine apart from the conputer,any one has the same problem please put a coment… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/02/2012
Very unhappy, I own a 2003 Merc ML with 68000 miles and Ive just been told I need a new or reconditioned gear box. 1600 - 3000 Euro to repair. What a load of Rubbish. Stay away from them, Buy a Toyota!… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/04/2011
Excellent and secure in the route and not expensive in the fuel consumption. Excellent car. Very low maintenance and easy mechanic work when is needed, much better and less complicate than the 350 or 500 according the electronic system… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/12/2010
I use it as an urban commuter, a farm vehicle, a tourer and a kayak lugger. It is a brilliant car with very few problems. Good performance and excellent economy. I am amazed how well it handles the mud, grass, rocks and sand on the farm. It goes straight up the steepest slopes and the traction just keeps biting!! My only criticism is the clear coat on the two black plastic pillars on the rear is starting to peel. As a wagon and a four wheel drive it is great… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2010
We purchased the ML270 in 2002 to use driving to and from our farm, and around the tracks on the farm. After one year, we stopped using it around the farm as bits were falling off the bottom. The idea of carbonfibre splash panels underneigh, held on by plastic plugs is typical of this vehicle. Good ideas but poor execution.
The emergency spare tyre for Australia is a sick joke.
On Australian secondary roade, the suspension is inadequate. We had to replace the rear springs and shocks with… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/08/2010
The W163 is a tricky car, you either love it or you hate it.
If you put your hands on a good one ( lucky me ), it is a pretty briliant car!
In 150.000 km and 5 years I changed a clutch(which was my fault), some knobs on the central locking and the usual filters,brake pads and suspension bushes.
If you are a bit careful, it will not break down. I don't have any rust problems and the trim isn't falling off, even though I live in Romania and we don't have motorways and good roads. We only have… Read Full Review
Written on: 04/08/2010
i have owned my ml270 for a couple of years and have to say it has been a good overal car with no major faults,merc dealers need a kick up the backside sometimes but the car has been just as good as my other cars,i am a merc fan with also owning an a class and e class.but i find these cars are reliable/comfortable and great lookers.i have owned other 4x4s but these are loads better… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/07/2010
I service these vehicles on a regular basis. Lets face it guys one man's meat is another man's poison. It's not the best vehicle on the road by along shot but overall it is better than a lot of similar ones. I own one for 4 years and here's my observations what they are worth.
EXCELLENT TOWING CAPABILITY EVEN WITH LARGER CARAVANS (1400-1500KG)
EXCELLENT ACCELERATION ON KICKDOWN
STYLISH(ONLY WITH BULL BAR KIT)
GOOD TRACTION IN POOR WEATHER.
BADGE… Read Full Review
Written on: 20/03/2010
We bought an ML270 with 150km on the clock. It is luxurious and has so many extras however, it is high maintenance and very expensive to fix/replace parts. We've had seals, two injectors, pulley, leaking hose to turbo and door lock replaced. One stealership broke a perfectly good injector when taking it out to replace a seal and charged us for a new one. They couldn't get the faulty injector out but charged us for their attempt anyway (4 hours labour). My husband is mechanically minded and… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/03/2010
This is the worst car I ever had. Many problems… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/03/2010
I have owned this car for 3 months. It is a replacement for my Discovery which I had for 7 years.The difference is unbelievable.I had an engine remap (superchips) a couple of weeks after buying it,and the power is now so smooth,it feels more like a V8 petrol engine.
So far, the running costs seem quite good,(25-30mpg)mostly in heavy city traffic with about 25% motorway driving. Far less thirsty than the Disco.Service intervals are by onboard indicator,and seem to be around 15-18k/miles, which… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/02/2010
My ML270 has now done 170,000 km's .Living in south west NSW as a Stock/Station agent involves travelling a lot of rough outback roads.Sure the ride is a bit rough however never a problem re reliabilty.Fuel useage ave 7.5ltrs/100km's is great .Service every 30,000km's is very cost effective.Had the front discs machined once, a switch for electrc window fixed ,2nd cat.convertor repaired ,otherwise no other problems… Read Full Review
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