2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class User Reviews

2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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PROS
"power" 10 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 8 reviews
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews

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Uproar13 writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 Review
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5

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Love the style love the handling. Great little low maintenance SUV ! Still really quiet for a 14 year old suv, easy to work on and parts are reasonable.

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Don't like the power steering whine, a lot of the older models do it and Mercedes should look into it. Could use a tad bit more power especially coming up mountains.

Uproar13
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The "bubble " / Aka The Chariot ! — This is a Great little SUV. We call her, the "Bubble" I was going to sell it for a moment and then looking at her and thinking about how good these are in the snow and off road I couldn't part with her. We bought her sight unseen from St. Louis, flew over and drove her back to Arizona the next day without a problem. We don't know how the previous owner took care of her but she was in pretty decent shape and they were Fantastic people that still keep in touch ,she's in good hands now and we will keep her forever. Going to do a few mods here and there but nothing radical. Low maintenance, decent gas mileage and comfortable for long halls, I'm 6'6. Great little SUV. They won't disappoint.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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junglist1souljah writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG Review
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5

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Serious power! Luxury. Manual Automatic Transmission.  Great Bose system, sub-woofer underneath driver seat.  Fog lights.  Moonroof, folding mirrors, privacy rear windows.

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Steering whines and it doesn't need fluid. Exhaust could have been done better and cross drilled rotors should have been included. MPG is not so great but, that's what you get when you want performance. When manually shifting, there's far too much of a lag, instead of an instant gear change.  My stereo was working in the beginning but, now it has frozen on waiting status, displayed on the screen.  I cannot figure out how to unfreeze it because it was working fine, played cd's and everything.  1 huge CON is the navigation system, an expensive cd is required to be purchased, in order for it to work.  Mine did not come with it, and if I did have it, I would not be able to listen to a music cd, if the navi cd is in, (single cd player).

junglist1souljah
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Sportcar? Almost. Super Utility Vehicle.....yes! — Front bumper could have been sportier, and so could've been the exhaust note. What's weird is that the rear fender flares and bottom of the rear hatch, are fading but, nothing else on the body's paint is fading. Finding aftermarket upgrades/tuning upgrades, is not as easy as finding them for newer models. My driver seat is tearing and I am not fat but, then again, who knows if the previous owner was. The back seats and rest of the interior is exceptional.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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mxphile writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 Review
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3

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Still peppy after all these years.  Decent cargo space.

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Electrical is an ongoing problem.

mxphile
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Overpriced — Electrical is an ongoing problem. Granted it's 13 years old but less than 100k miles. Seems like some sensor or solenoid goes out every 2-3 months. Still has decent acceleration. Good but not great cargo space. Bad mileage like most SUVs.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Bradley writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML430 Review
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Gorgoues looks

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Everything else is cheap

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Not The Best Buy — Gorgeous looks and amazing sound system, but the build quality is not up to par, the handling is atrocious, fuel consumption is through the roof, and Mercedes thought they could hide behind the badge. It didnt work. Not a good all round car.

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Alan writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 Review
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3

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Solid German hauler -- reliable and unstoppable (in snow)

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Expensive and high maintenance costs

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Satisfied The Wife — As my wife's vehicle (she liked having the MB star status) she was happy using the ML for everyday and we saddled it up for the kids on the weekends -- believe this one may have been made in Alabama or Mexico... would need AMG if ventured to MB again...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Mishelly writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 Review
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4

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Great heavy car, performs great in snow.

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A little heavy on repairs

Mishelly
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Good Solid Mid Size Suv — Fun midsize SUV. Handles great and has plenty of get up and go. Third row seating is good for small people, lacks leg room. We spend a lot of time up in the snow and it performs great! Great solid & safe car for family.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Kanyala writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 Review
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5

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its fast

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its too fast

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Nice — Performance-big car but great acceleration. very fast and stable in the right hands. good breaking distance. the doors sometimes act funny its nothing major. the car has good looks in and out but the leather seats feel slippery. it is good on gas if you are not constantly accelerating to 100km/h in 5-6secs in city driving. service is done at the cost of a leg and a kidney. overall, all at some point must get a chance to drive a car like this or better.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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CarKanGuro writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML430 Review
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4

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Excellent handling and 4x4 capability’s

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Gas Gasler

CarKanGuro
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I Like My Car — Overall, it is a good strong vehicle, I fell very safe in it and it has plenty of power. You can't win all worlds so it is expansive to maintain but other then that just a fun vehicle to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Max writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 Review
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it is a comfortable car and i feel like it is very study

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small engine

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German Cars All The Way — the acceleration is not all that great it is a big car with only a V6. the breaks work well but u have to get used to them, it also handles well and makes easy turns. it has not needed any major repairs just annual maintenance, no squeaks or rattles. i like the look of the interior...i would prefer to have another color that is darker on the outside. gas is somewhat expensive...i drive to school 4 days a week and to other places as well ans fill up every 1.5-2 weeks. the car has its moments of fun

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Eroll writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML55 AMG Review
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powerful, sexy, comfortable, safe

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expensive, fuel consumption very high, useless off-road

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Powerful And Classy Yet Rather Unreliable Offroad — this ML55 AMG, built in 2001, was bought by our family in late 2006. it has a 5.5Liter AMG engine, 347 horsepower, 510 newtonmeters of torque, 0-100 in approx. 6.5 seconds, top speed of over 230km/h. an amazing car for on road driving, but usless offroad due to only 18.5 cm of ground clearance. black leather interior with tinted back windows. an amazing car but not suited for the desert we live in.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class Reviews

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