Long time Benz onwner rates his 2008 ML320 CDI
By bentleys antiques on Sunday, February 02, 2014
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000
overall rating 9 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Great engine technology, power, economy, style,"
Cons: "wish mine had memory seat"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I am a long time Mercedes-Benz owner for over 30 years.
I worked for Mercedes-Benz in the South-East.
I bought my Ml320 CDI in 2008 and from day one, I use it like a truck.
I do take care of it, and when something breaks, I see my mechanic immediately. Having said that, the key to happy ownership of a modern Mercedes-Benz is to have the right expectations of it going in.
The Mercedes-Benz line-up has always been over-engineered from the start, and you can put a million miles on one, but none of them will get there if you don't do maintenance.
So If you expect to drive for 5 years ad at the end you have only serviced it 2-3 times and changed the oil every 15000, is like feeding your child double cheese burgers very day till he is grown. neither of them are going to be happy with the outcome.
so, Change the oil frequently, when something breaks, get it fixed, buy good fuel, keep it clean, and it will certainly take care of you..
in 102000 miles I have had the turbo rebuilt @ 70k, changed a couple of serpentine belts, changed the oil @ 8000 and replaced the oil filter every 4.
I plan to drive my Diesel Ml 320 cdi to about 300,000 miles before I surrender it. an when I do, I intend to replace it with another!!
My first Benz diesel took me 275000 before vanity got in the way and it was nowhere near the car I have today.
So again, If you save and scrimp your dollars to save up for your 1st Mercedes Benz, and your expectations are that it is so well engineered that it will never break, You may be one of the owners giving Mercedes a bad customer report. however if you buy it, take care of it and enjoy it until it need service and then service it, you might jus might end up happy with it like me!
Hope this was helpful!
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