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★★☆☆☆

“Dont go there”

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

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“ Best car I've ever had. Had it for eight years and...”

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

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“Avoid this car like the plague.”

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

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★★★★☆

“Mercedeses 2001 ml 270 cdi”

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

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“my ml270 wont start in the cold we have tryed...”

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

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Dougle_1's Comment

Written on: 26/09/2012

try the 'O' rings the fuel pipes, I had the pipes replaced[ (included the O rings) and fixed it, took months to get to the solutions.
Symptoms I had was wouldnt start at cold temp, would have to jump start it or use jump start spray into the air inlet sometimes.

Once it was start at would reach normal temperature the car wouldbe fine for rest of the day

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Spannerrash's Comment

Written on: 23/03/2013

I had the same problem , mine was the fuel lines they are plastic and contract in the cold and draw air in , new lines problem solved

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“68000m on a ML 2003 and I need a new automatic gear box ”

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

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Mercedeslover's Comment

Written on: 09/01/2013

You know I have had two Mercs, my first is a 180 estate from 97, she has done 288000 kilometres and is still on the first exhaust. Total expense above consumables are 1 AFM, 1 rear window wiper motor, 1 front wiper motor (gearbox) and a steering arm from left to right. A box can be bought second hand, but do i trust a merc dealer, NO I don't get a second opinion always. My second is an ML 99000 miles on the clock and there are some faults but nothing I can't fix myself.

if your happy to pay dealer rates then 3000 is not going to cover it. DO IT YOURSELF. Oh and I have Toyota's too and they also cost BIG bucks to fix try 70 euros for TWO BOLTS and 146 pounds plus vat for a rear control arm, Stop winging and learn about the car you drive or are your brains limited to changing a wheel or do you leave it up to the ANWB.

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Ozwald11's Comment

Written on: 21/06/2013

My ML 270 2003 auto g/box failed at 59000 mls. It required a recon.unit . this happened on xmas eve 2012, as i had bought it in May 2012 I was not amused. Luckily I had bought it from a local reputable dealer and they repaired it under warranty. Prior to this I had a Toyota Landcruiser Colorado Diesel for 10 years which never let me down. Need I say More!

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★★★★★

“Excellent and secure in the route and not expensive in...”

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

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★★★★☆

“I use it as an urban commuter, a farm vehicle, a...”

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

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“We purchased the ML270 in 2002 to use driving to and...”

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

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1411944's Comment

Written on: 25/04/2013

An ML Benz is for Main roads...I totally agree - don't leave the bitumen, especially with that toy spare & plastic body/splash panels whereas a Benz. GE is for Global - it will go anywhere; and back again. The 4 cyl 230 could disappoint (without power steering you need Mike Tyson arms) , but the 280GE (with power steering) is much better story - maybe that's why 30 year-old GEs still bring big prices?

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★★★★☆

“The W163 is a tricky car, you either love it or you...”

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

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★★★★☆

“i have owned my ml270 for a couple of years and have...”

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

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★★★★☆

“I service these vehicles on a regular basis. Lets face...”

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.

Pros:
EXCELLENT TOWING CAPABILITY EVEN WITH LARGER CARAVANS (1400-1500KG)
ECONOMICAL
EXCELLENT ACCELERATION ON KICKDOWN
STURDY BUILD.
STYLISH(ONLY WITH BULL BAR KIT)
GOOD TRACTION IN POOR WEATHER.
cons:
OVERPRICED
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★☆☆☆☆

“We bought an ML270 with 150km on the clock. It is...”

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

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★☆☆☆☆

“This is the worst car I ever had. Many problems.”

Written on: 17/03/2010

This is the worst car I ever had. Many problems… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I have owned this car for 3 months. It is a...”

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

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★★★★☆

“My ML270 has now done 170,000 km's .Living in south...”

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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★☆☆☆☆

“Appalling vehicle. Atrocious. Everything has...”

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.

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★☆☆☆☆

“The Car has cost me a lot of momey it seems there is...”

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 Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“i live in London so there are may speed bumps pot...”

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 Full Review

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★★★★★

“Likes: Sound construction, the Mercedes Benz M Class...”

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 Full Review

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