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 more)
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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... (read more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2010
This is the worst car I ever had. Many problems. (read more)
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,... (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 09/02/2010
Appalling vehicle. Atrocious. Everything has required massive remedial work: engine, transmission, electrics, brakes, paint work and internal trim. I wouldn't drive another Mercedes Benz if it was given to me.... They sell vehicles at premium pricing for sub-Korean quality. I recoomend you find yourself another manufacturer if you are seeking quality, reliability and low cost of ownership.
Written on: 19/10/2009
The Car has cost me a lot of momey it seems there is is a problem with the gear box just cost me £1000 the problem is the gearbox senser,I have had the air senser changed twice airfilter changed twice had the car on the computer.The car is a waste of money (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2009
i live in London so there are may speed bumps pot holes and this Mercedes Benz M Class ML 270 CDi does not take them well for a road car extremely
uncomfortable especially over speed bumps pick up little holes and the car shakes the people in the back seats feel it the people right in the back fell it the most (but as a offroad car fantastic in the coiuntryside)
i have had this car for 7 years now and had many problems the paint is peeling on the rear near the window the central locking has... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2009 by JohnnyBenz (1 review written)
Likes: Sound construction, the Mercedes Benz M Class ML 270 CDi drives well (better than other 4x4s) and has a real sense of security. Great for towing with the Auto box, a fully laden 1500kg caravan no problem at all off-road. Quality leather interior and good seven-seater accommodation. Good fuel economy; I reckon 26mpg towing and around 30mpg normal driving (to be honest I can't be bothered to measure it - not a big issue is it).
Dislikes: Body roll - must look at some upgraded springs.... (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2009 by alanabbey (1 review written)
The Mercedes Benz M Class ML 270 CDi is a very nice car refined, and agile for such a large vehicle (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2009
Mercedes Benz M Class ML 270 CDi diesel - worst merc I have ever driven - loses power uphill for no reason, and goes into limp mode with emergency transmission - then must be switched off, left for 1 minute, and then started again - then works fine for a while - have tried everything - changed the air mass sensor, the turbo pressure sensor, rpm sensor - no joy. (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2009 by go ml (1 review written)
A truly great carthe Mercedes 270. This is definitely NOT a "truck" as some might call it as it handles and performs extremely well. I have a 2000 model and live in Zambia. The ML has been brilliant and serves very well as a daily drive (as drives like a car and not a lumbering 4x4) and great long distance cruiser having done numerous 7 - 24hour non-stop journeys in it. It is just big enough to fit three child seats but not so huge that it would be difficult to park. It is also very... (read more)
Written on: 11/03/2009
I have owned my Mercedes M Class for 1 and a half years (35 000kms) and so far has been reliable.
Despite the bad rumors of these cars I have found it to be a very nice car to drive and very practical for what I use it for. Nice car to drive.
Very good long distance cruiser.
Reasonable economy for a permanent 4x4 (11-12l/100km).
Good build quality.
Loads of space. I find it is just massively expensive to maintain.
Since owning it have had to replace the following:
turbo - 100 000kms... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2008 by john2000s (1 review written)
Its roomy, got the 7 seater lux pack, evertything works and I can get 7 adults in without a problem. 30MPG not bad for a SUV! Also insurance was not bad cheaper than my Golf GTI!
I would but another one if had a chance! (read more)
Written on: 02/10/2008 by jonjnr007 (1 review written)
Would buy another one. Very comfortable, so far reliable first merc i have had towed my caravan down to italy via switzerland did 2700 miles excellent. The high cost of servicing but i do not go to mercedes go to a reliable garage not a back street one i was quoted £530 but my friends son inlaw who has another garage £200.otherwise have not found a bad point (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2008
Overall and great car - definitly NOT a "Truck". Feels competent both on the open road and deep in sand/mud. The new model seems to have compromised the off road capability and luggage space with lower ride and small boot. (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2008 by borrills (1 review written)
Out of the rest of ML class (98-05 models)the Mercedes ML 270 cdi would be the best choice for economy and to run, but does have the power there when you need it especially when the turbo kicks in, opt for the lux packs with the 7 seats and tiptronic, in general theses cars are not that bad as they say with certain reviews over the years they are still a brilliant luxury suv compared to other 4x4s on the market as these had the technology way before these new 4x4s are hitting the market,... (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2008 by GAK1 (1 review written)
I'd recommend to anyone. I love my car. Easy to drive, easy to park. It has been nothing but reliable and with 60,000 miles on the clock, it has only been in a garage for its service and normal wear and tear. (read more)
Written on: 12/06/2008 by ydolem (1 review written)
I own a Mercedes 270 ml CDi its a fantastic car its got everything you could ask for, fairly good on fuel, as good off road as on, but its got one problem. Apart from this one problem I love this Mercedes I always wanted one albeit its a 2000 and has done 80,000 miles its still my baby what more can I say? (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2008
Overall, The Mercedes M270 is comfortable, suitable for families with outdoor needs ie. enough boot space etc. Luggage space for taking relatives etc. to airports. (read more)
Written on: 24/02/2008 by james innes (1 review written)
I have just been in major crash with this vehicle, jeep total write-off, but I walked away with only whip lash. I totally recommend this vehicle for safety. Just bought another Mercedes ML 270 CDi. I would recommended this Merc to anyone who wants reliability space and comfort. (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2007 by WJMJR (1 review written)
Quality Control must be sporadic at best. Other owners love this vehicle, but I do not know why. Looks great, but this was a true disappointment. Chrysler should have sold off Daimler-Benz! (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2006 by mike j c (1 review written)
The Mercedes M Class is the worst 4wd I have ever owned. I would love to get rid of it but it has a very poor resale value. (read more)
Written on: 31/01/2006 by shack1401 (1 review written)
My Mercedes Benz M Class ML270CDi is now 5 years old, 82000 miles. I had a New set of Tyres around 50000, 3 services from new.
It has been without doubt the best vehicle I have ever owned.
It still looks good & runs well. (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2005 by Len Holman (1 review written)
I have owned my Mercedes Benz M Class ML for 9 months. During this time it has been nothing other than totally reliable and a real joy to own. I towed a large caravan with it across France and Spain and it did so effortlessly. All of the luxury accessories have performed superbly making this car a real treat. (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2005 by Chris Kaye (1 review written)
After the first month, I took it back to the garage as I could not stand the thing anymore, after a lot of pressure by me a replacement was offered but because of the amount of money I had already spent on the car for RFL, side bars, mudflaps, personal plate transfer, starshield warranty, I would have had to spend another £1K again on RFL, plate transfer/ handsfree install, so I foolishly decided to stick with it. A month after, I could not take it anymore and it had to go. The next 3... (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2004 by J hartley (1 review written)
The Mercedes M Class ML 270 CDi has to be the best in it\'s class. With every option going, comfort, economy, style and road handling. (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2003 by jbailey (1 review written)
I have owned my M Class 270 CDI for two years now and have loved every minute of it. It looks fantastic and has the capability to pull my horsebox with two big horses through the deepest mud, ice and snow with ease (while other so called off roaders and horseboxes are stuck). It's turbo diesel engine is smooth and surprisingly quiet. I was also surprised with it being quick to pull away and has no trouble up hill, as my previous experience with diesels have been sluggish and seemed to... (read more)
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