This late W163 generation ML is about all you could ask for in a used Mercedes, with super low miles, very little visible wear, a single Florida owner, and a long history of dealership service. The powertrain here – the M112 V6 backed by the 722.6 5-speed auto – is as robust as you’ll find in a modern Benz. It’s not going to be a drag race champion but should be plenty for anything a rugged body-on-frame SUV is meant to do.
These MLs are so cheap these days that even one of the nicest examples out there for sale at a dealership is well under ten grand. If you could pick this up for less than $8000, I think it would be a great buy.