Just traded in 2012 GLK for 2012 ML...
We had an opportunity to trade in our 3 month old GLK for new ML350.
Wife thought the GLK was an excellent vehicle, but wanted the roominess of the ML. Also preferred the Black ext & tan int over the previous white ext & black int.
First impressions are that the ML is almost a totally different vehicle. Although the safety features & layout is almost the same, the ride & "presence" of the ML is vastly superior. Smoother ride, more room & higher view/sitting position. Love the paddle shifter, column Park, Brake, & Drive shifter (after a little getting used to) is nice, great backup camera, & signal changer at the 10 o'clock position is much better than 8 o'clock on GLK.
After changing over licence plate frames, parking stickers, & our accessories & "stuff" from old car over, it feels like home again.
Had to re-read the manual to customize our preferences again.
We changed the following:
- program garage door buttons
- decrease rear hatch height
- audible when lock/unlock
- easy entry/exit
- undo the auto side mirrors from turning in upon lock/unlock
Took us forever to find the dimming switch for the dash.
Had to take car back to dealer since they filled our tires w/ Nitrogen (bright green valve covers looks pretty cool), but the dash sensors keeps popping up that tire pressures were 36 psi all around. We looked at the door plate & it say it's supposed to be high 40's psi, so had to take it back to add more Nitrogen.
Still playing around w/ our nav, satellite, & radio features.
Just ordered wheel locks, McGuard 28023, at Amazon for $29, free shipping. Called McGuard, & that's the exact model they say fits 2012 ML.
Mercedes wheel lock part #B6 647 0156 is $95 + tax at the dealer.
Now, looking for cool accessories/parts:
- mud flaps
- side running boards
- chrome door handles? $85 at dealer
- chrome hood fins? $224 at dealer
- wheel hub inserts? what are they? worth it?
Any other suggestions?