Mercedes-Benz ML320 Australia
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Mercedes-Benz ML 320 Q&As
Check out real-world situations relating to the Mercedes-Benz ML 320 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.
ML 320, ML 350 or Jeep Grand Cherokee for towing a boat?
As you say Mercedes generally cost more to service and repair, particularly if you have a dealer do the work.
They're not as expensive if you use an independent Mercedes specialist, and there are plenty around who can do that for you. They not only charge less for their labour, they usually have access to cheaper parts. Most of those parts are full factory parts, just sourced from overseas, instead of locally, so you don't miss out on quality or reliability by using them.
Jeep owners generally swear by the cars, but they have had issues over the years that should make you wary about signing on to the brand.
There's not much to split them, perhaps I would prefer the 'Benz.
Mercedes or Jeep for towing a boat?
You're correct in thinking the Mercedes would cost more to service and repair, particularly if you use a dealer. Going to an independent service mechanic with experience of Mercedes-Benz cars would save you plenty. The Jeep would be the cheaper of the two in terms of servicing, and of the two you are looking at that's the one I would opt for.
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class Towing Capacity
The Mercedes-Benz ML 320 has maximum towing capacity of 3500kg for the latest model available.
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