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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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25 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz M-Class 4x4.
  • ML320 CDI Sport 5dr

    Nigel Howard Date: 15/08/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have recently driven this car - it's the sister to the 280 CDi model - with a view to purchasing one in the very near future.

    The car is much more luxurious compared to the Range Rover Sport HSE Diesel and also has a more powerful engine. The dashboard layout and quality of the switchgear and materials are far better quality than those used in the Range Rover.

    The car however is not without critiscm - the car is very poorly equipped and the cost of options is just too expensive. Bi-xenon headlamps cost £1100, and Parktronic (parking sensors) are not standard and cost an extra £605. The Comfort Pack, auto-dimming interior mirror, heated windscreen-washer system and rain sensing wipers cost £460 - the list goes on.

    If you specify satellite-navigation Command APS, it costs £1760, and you must specify a CD changer or the satellite-navigation map will not be displayed if you play a CD.

    Sorry, Mercedes, this car is just to0 expensive and under-specified. It looks great, however.

    One last point - if you choose a Sport model, you cannot order leather. It comes only with Alcantara - man-made leather PVC to you and me.

  • ML280 CDI 5dr

    ISABEL MOONEY , STAFFORDSHIRE . Date: 05/04/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have recently test drove this car twice with a view to buying one and I must say it is excellent to drive.

    I was looking for a luxury 4x4, and it came down to either the Porsche Cayenne, the Lexus 400, the BMW X5 or this Mercedes and nothing compared or came close to the new Mercedes ML 280 CDi Sport.

    It has a smooth ride and everything you need is close by. I love the way the centre console is kept clear and the way you can drive it at high speed without that dreaded wind noise.

    In fact I loved it so much that I ordered one, and I can't wait to pick it up.

  • ML280 CDI 5dr

    Miriam Farid Date: 21/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I really enjoy riding in this car - it's very exciting to drive it and it's got lots of interest inside it, too. I would say it's the best of its type at the moment, especially because there are many other different cars in this sector.

  • ML350 SE 5dr

    Derek McCallum Date: 18/01/2006
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned a Mercedes ML430 for five years with no problems, I took an extended five-day test drive of the new model, and I am not sure that it is any better than the previous model.

    Yes, the fit and finish appear to be of a better quality, however I am not so sure of the overall look - it reminds me of a RAV-4.

    I have decided to buy a late-model ML AMG instead.

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