Mercedes-Benz M-Class (98-)

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In their own words

Owned from new for 16 years and 200k miles. A good car both on road and off road. Great for winter driving. First 150k miles had virtually no problems. From then had a few problems as you would expect with higher milage. For example some engine ancillaries (Alternator, A/C compressor, PAS pump) needed replacement along with some suspension bushes and brake lines. Most annoying problem was the 6 or so cases of injector leaks, which a cheap to repair, but make a mess of the engine and cause fumes in the cabin. This is known issue with this type of Mercedes diesel engine.
  • How they rated it

  • Reliability: 3 out of 5 3.0
  • Meets Expectations: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Overall Rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
  • Joe Girling recommends this car

About their car

  • Fuel type Diesel
  • When purchased July 2002
  • Condition when bought New
  • Current Mileage 199,000 miles
  • Average MPG 31 mpg