My family's history with Mercedes has not been good. My brother has a 2001 and 2003 ML320. My dad had a 2004 ML320. All three had major issues. The 2001 had that oil leaking problem. Every two weeks my brother had to put another quart in. The 2003 has a bad differential, and transmission. Both within one year of the warranty expiring. Dad's 2004 - differential. One service manager at a BMW dealer said "Never own a German car without a warranty." Having said that, my question is, what are current Mercedes like in terms of reliability? I know all about their warranties. A warranty won't help me if I have to be somewhere, and the vehicle won't get out of Park - which is what happened to my brother and father's ML. It was like the comedy of errors. My Acura is older than dirt. Its time for me to start looking and I'm wondering if I should consider Mercedes. I'm in the USA, by the way; so I'm referring to the MLs available in North America. Just in case there are different versions for different parts of the world.
- posted 7 years ago