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    ML270 parking brake . . .

    Hi All, i have a 2006 ML270 which has just failed the MOT - "Parking brake efficiency below requirements" the MOT place have said it will probably need both rear disks pads and brake shoes replacing, at a cost of over £500. Surely if the whole lot needs replacing then it would have failed on...
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    Potential new owner - advice please

    Hi, i have seen a white one but it was quite an obvious repaint so to the best of my knowledge i don`t think they did . . . i`m sure someone will correct me if i`m wrong but i think all ML270`s are Austrian made but the facelift from 2002 is much better than the earlier model. There`s...
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    ML 270 power loss

    i had the same problem on mine, same fault code as well - turned out to be the CATs
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    New Member

    welcome to the forum and the world of ML270 ownership
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    cheap 2nd car - opinions?

    that`s a hell of a lot of car for the money, good call
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    cheap 2nd car - opinions?

    I hired one in Ibiza a few years back and loved it, there's something inherently cool about a small Fiat but unfortunately my wife doesn't agree
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    cheap 2nd car - opinions?

    my wife's first choice at the moment . . .
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    cheap 2nd car - opinions?

    i went well past my bedtime looking at the first two of those threads last - really enjoyed it so thanks for that! i like the idea of something classic/retro although the Mrs was asking how much Mini`s were these days so might take some convincing
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    cheap 2nd car - opinions?

    I`m moving soon which will mean a drive to the station in the mornings for my wife and to drop kids off etc so she mentioned getting a cheap run about as back up to the ML for emergency's and the odd occasion when a second car will come in useful. Here`s the criteria; 1) no more than about...
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    2001 or 2002 ML 270 ?

    my wife wanted the 7 seater, right up until she realized how much space is left when all the seats are in use so we went for the 5 seater which she loves
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    More Jokes

    A driver is pulled over by a policeman. The policeman approaches the drivers door. "Is there a problem, Officer?" The policeman says, "Sir, you were speeding. Can I see your license please?" The driver responds, "I'd give it to you but I don't have one." "You don't have one?" The man...
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    Tyre Size/brand Advice Needed

    unless, like me, you had 275/55 on a 8" wheel - it felt like there was just too much tire like they were flat almost, turn in response was slow it tram lined something awful and the road noise was much worse than it is now.
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    Tyre Size/brand Advice Needed

    if you are at all unsure about the shocks have them looked at, they will make a big difference to the ride quality. When you say the ride is n`t great what do you mean, just over bumps or tram-lining steering response etc.?
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    Tyre Size/brand Advice Needed

    i think yours are the earlier style 8.5" but i`m not 100% sure so i would wait for someone else to confirm . . . this is the 8"currently i have 235/65/17`s on and i have found them a huge improvement over the standard size so depending on how much you could sell yours for and how much 8" wheels...
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    Tyre Size/brand Advice Needed

    i think yours are the earlier style 8.5" but i`m not 100% sure so i would wait for someone else to confirm . . . this is the 8"currently i have 235/65/17`s on and i have found them a huge improvement over the standard size. I`ve not driven a ML with 275`s on the correct 8.5" rim but i would...
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