If it's a one-owner, with all the records, good tires and finish, no wrecks,
and you can verify that all the "usual" problems were resolved, then I'd buy
it for about $12K. As for the "usual problems", these might include
problems with the window switches, harmonic balancer, fuel sender, fuel
filter, fuel lines, cooling fans, transmission cooling lines, trip computer,
mass airflow sensor, excessive oil usage, door lock actuators, and excessive
wind noise due to insufficient door seals. As for its future value, it can
only go down, and I would not expect the same longevity from the ML (or any
late model MB for that matter) that you would have expected from the older
Last year I switched from 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee V-8 to 2000 ML430. I like
it very much. Totally difrent truck, and it is doing a great job with towing my
21' SeaRay, or Cargo Trailer with 2 full size ATV's. You can do better than
$16k. Look at Ebay, and look for one that is under 4 years old and 50k miles.
If you get one you can still buy extended warranty from Starmark ( MB warranty)
for additional 4 years or max 100k miles. You need service records,
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