Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1 Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1343 times:
Hopefully it will be better (quality wise) than the previous model which was horrible, to say the least.
Problems my girlfriend had during the first(and only) year she drove one.
-windows wouldn't go down anymore.
-all kind of bizarre interference with the sound system
-management computer broke down
-central lock refusing to work (4 times)
-dubious build quality (pieces that didn't fit properly, strange wind noises,etc...)
Flight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3328 posts, RR: 7 Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1327 times:
While the exterior and interior design does look much better, i'm not a huge fan of the Kia like fender flares. Hopefully they will have relibility issues that plagued the class fixed before it goes on sale.
Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1 Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1293 times:
I dunno what quality problems you had, but I put 75000 miles on my 2000 ML55 and never had any issues to speak of.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I believe your ML55 is actually an AMG version.
Maybe it has less reliability issues.
My girl used to drive a ML320 CDi and hearing from other people who also drove ,or are still driving it, she was not the only one with these issues.
I also seem to remember some comment I picked up in one of those English car magazines (TOP GEAR I believe) where they held a survey among their readers (JD Power) and the car scored very poorly.
Springbok747 From Australia, joined Nov 2004, 4387 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
My dad used to drive the ML320 CDi. It was a crappy vehicle, we had so many issues with it:
The automatic mirrors wouldn't work (most of the time).
Endless problems with the aircon (water used to drip down the sides of the vents!).
The boot wouldn't lock properly, and it swung open once when we were driving at 120 km/h! That was scary!!
The power steering fluid leaked once, and we had gooey stuff dripping all over the front cabin.
That was it, my dad just had about enough of the "Mercedes" quality and sold it.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39455 posts, RR: 76 Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
One of the most stupid useless vehicles on the market along with the bmw X5, Lexus RXseries and Infinity fx35.
Overpriced piece of $h!t.
This car-based unibody vehicle has no off road capabilities.
I'd much rather go with a E500 diesel wagon if I had to have a new Mercedes family vehicle.
UTA_flyingHIGH From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 51 Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1140 times:
As much as I like MBZ sedans, I would never consider purchasing such a Rhaa of vehicle. 80% if not more of these cars will never see off-road conditions and will pollute city centers with their higher emissions. What's the use of shift-on-the fly
4WD, higher ground clearance, etc..., if you don't use them ?
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Racko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4853 posts, RR: 20 Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1111 times:
"This car-based unibody vehicle has no off road capabilities."
It shares the same plattform with the next-generation Mercedes G-Class. I'd hardly call that car-based, or would you deny that the current G-Class is one of the best off-road vehicles one can buy (not counting off-road only vehicles that aren't suited for the street)?
Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1093 times:
Don't get me wrong, I also like the mercedes design lately, they make some beautiful cars (not all of them).
I only have some doubts about how they are handling quality and after sale services.
They start to look like some Italian (for all you Italians don't feel offended because I still have 2 Ducati's and absolutely adore these machines) car manufacturer, a car with a soul (how it looks,how it handles) but badly put together and that most certainly is a shame because a lot off these top end cars are being used in every day working life and they do have to be reliable in these circumstances.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39455 posts, RR: 76 Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1051 times:
That's the name of my friend's band!
This looks a lot like a Chevrolet Equinox too.
OK so it's based off a more substantial frame but it will never be used as a utility vehicle. This will be driven by high maintenance trophy wives in the suburbs. This vehicle is nothing to get excited about.
It's a shame that the company that's given us the amazing 6.9, Pullman limousine and 560SL is churning out this sort of crap now.
Whitehatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 1049 times:
Wouldn't touch it with a bargepole.
Mercedes build quality has gone to hell. Our local police force started replacing their Range Rovers with Merc M class vehicles, and rues the day they ever thought of it. The RR is now back on their shopping list and the Mercs are to be dumped as fast as money permits.