"For a V6 SUB gives very good fuel efficiency, on highway I can get upto 23 miles per gallon, No extra maintenance expenses besides regular annual services.
Only set back is the tele-aid service. This model came with an analog signal equipment and it has to be upgrade to digital to be activated, unfortunately is costly but great feature."
"I am 45 y/o and have owned many cars and this is by far the WORST !!!!!! Every thing broke on this SUV, every automatic door lock, the moon roof ,the CD player. I would get one thing fixed and not a week later something else would break. I put ALOT of money into this car and WOULD NOT recommend it to my worst enemy. WILL NEVER OWN ANOTHER MERCEDES !!!!!!"
"Purchased new in 2002. After 5 1/2 years and 70,000+ miles not a single mechanical problem. Fit and finish still very nice. Replaced Dunlop tires with Continentals and experienced a big improvement in ride and handling. Only thing I'd like changed is the mechanism for folding down the rear seats. It never worked smoothly from new even after dealer replaced cables. I would definitely buy this model again."