Great ride - handles very well for a SUV and still smooth on all road surfaces, great acceleration, seamless speed sensitive steering, great feeling breaks, good turning radius.
While the transmission is said to "learn" your driving style and adjust accordingly, when out of normal driving scenarios it is a bit choppy (i.e. traffic jams with slow moving traffic requiring up and down shifts, lot of start and stop if highway driver, etc.), expensive to repair - but normal for MB, plastic in cargo area tends to rattle a bit.
All in all a real pleasure to own and drive, plan on owning this one for the foreseeable future!"
"I purchased this vehicle as Certified and i have no regrets. Got a very good deal and have already made back the money i paid and can sell the car for. It is not like any other diesel that i have had. It is fast...oh my Gosh...i can take off in a jiffy when in traffic or pass another car. It is comfortable seating, remote operated and all the luxury that a MB provides. This is my 3rd diesel MB and would not ever go back to gasoline...the mileage is great and this is important...big tank and high gas prices will kill you. I was not really wanting a crossover but there was no other diesel i could get 2007 or 2008 so i settled for this and have no regrets whatsoever. Would highly recommend even to the person that never had a diesel before....you will not be sorry."
"This car is very classy. I get so many compliments and double takes when I pull up beside others. This car is my first luxury car and I couldn't have made a better choice. I feel safe and I feel the prestige it brings along with owning this car. I think it is worth every penny I am paying. The perks of owning this vehicle, far outways the cash spent."
"I bought this 2006 ML 350 used in 2010 with 40000 miles. Its a real classy SUV and drives great, but the transmission is really strange at very low speed and low rpm....very jerky. Other than that, its really nice. Mercedes repair gurus and Consumer Report say that this car is very unreliable and very expensive to repair, so beware!"
"I know I shouldn't be writing a review just yet since I got the SUV just a week ago, but heck I'm so pleased with it so far and get a pleasant surprise almost every time I drive it. I got a 2009 ML550 CPO with 11K miles with every conceivable package and options. Looks fantastic and a fabulous SUV compared to the 2004 ML350 that I traded in. Its the ultimate in performance and luxury. Looking to keep this truck for a very long time!!"