How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Mike Kelly Your Own Question

Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly, Mercedes Mechanic
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 5283
Experience:  17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
19374685
Type Your Mercedes Question Here...
Mike Kelly is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Hello, I am a 9-5 guy who want to buy his dream car "certified

Resolved Question:

Hello, I am a 9-5 guy who want to buy his dream car "certified per own" I love the Mercedes GL but was told that the Air suspension gives a lot of problem especially at 50,000 miles plus its very expensive to repair, the ML350 on the other hand gives you two options ( 1) Air or (2) Traditional Spring suspension, I only want to spend $45,000.00 on a 2010 GL or a 2011 -2012 ML350, i am leaning towards the ML350 gas or Diesel because of the Spring suspension...can you advise me on this decision. I normally buys a car every 12 years.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mercedes
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
Hi,my name is XXXXX XXXXX I will assist you with your question.
Definitely go with the ML350 and hoe with the non air suspension. The sir suspension on all Mercedes models eventually have tons of issues and can cost you a fortune to repair. I am also a warranty inspector for extended warranty companies and have to inspect the air suspension on Mercedes weekly. The ML350 is also the more durable vehicle in the long run and will be the better vehicle for the money and the time in which you want to keep it.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you Mike, is there other problems that I should be aware of when investing in such high end vehicle in-terms of price, your opinion on
ML 350 Gas or Bluetec
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
These are good vehicles that hold up well ,however I would go with the diesel as the fuel economy is better and the engines seem to have more power than the gas version.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
....is there any other problem that I should be aware of before diving in, since I will be keeping this vehicle over 100000 miles, reliability and low maintenance is key, what would you recommend ?
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
There is not anything that is prone to fail on these vehicles and nothing that you have to worry about,just keep up with the regular scheduled maintenance which the dealer can provide a free print out of all scheduled maintenance.
Mike Kelly, Mercedes Mechanic
Category: Mercedes
Satisfied Customers: 5283
Experience: 17 years experience as a auto mechanic, foreign and domestic.5 years running my own repair business.
Mike Kelly and 2 other Mercedes Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
One more question Rear wheel Or All Wheel

Thanks again for your help
Expert:  Mike Kelly replied 1 year ago.
I would go with the rear wheel drive as to me it drives smoother than the all wheel.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hi Mike, I intend to purchase a certified per owned 2011 ML350 with approximately 36,000 miles, what are some of the pit falls that I may not be aware of when negotiating a Warranty from Mercedes dealer, is it true that the warranty varies with each dealer? Any idea what $ to expect, I want to keep the car beyond 100,000 miles.

JustAnswer in the News:

 
 
 
Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.
 
 
 

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
< Last | Next >
  • I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry. Stephanie P Elm City, NC
  • used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future. David L. Richmond, TX
  • 9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much. Phil Marysville, CA
  • Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible. Charles Walnut Creek, CA
  • As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
    Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!
    Sue Charleston, WV
  • Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff. Jim Castleberry, FL
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C. Freshfield, Liverpool, UK
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • MB Paul

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    3450
    Qualified Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Technician - 20+ years experience - Workshop Foreman for Mercedes
< Last | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MB/MBpaul/2013-8-21_204936_paul.64x64.jpg MB Paul's Avatar

    MB Paul

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    3450
    Qualified Mercedes Benz Diagnostic Technician - 20+ years experience - Workshop Foreman for Mercedes
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/EU/eurotec/2012-6-11_13153_mpjaphoto.64x64.JPG Marty's Avatar

    Marty

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    22931
    Bosch Certified Master Tech. Over 35 years experience.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/RA/Racer76916/2012-5-8_6855_justanswerprofile.64x64.jpg Michael Warfield's Avatar

    Michael Warfield

    Factory Mercedes-Benz Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    2807
    Mercedes-Benz Master Certified technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/PE/peterpete190/2012-2-24_1274_20120215135406.64x64.jpg Pete's Avatar

    Pete

    Mercedes Mechanic

    Satisfied Customers:

    2556
    Over 15 years experience as a Mercedes dealer technician
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/CA/caprio23/2011-12-13_155550_20111213105344.64x64.jpg Anthony's Avatar

    Anthony

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    642
    MB Tech. since 1997. ASE Master. MB Factory Technician. MB Antique Specialist.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/promerc/2009-01-04_220431_ja_pic.jpg promerc's Avatar

    promerc

    mercedes diagnostic technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    487
    Qualified mercedes diagnostic technician & service team manager , ATA registered Master tech
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/73bbchevy/2009-12-8_232724_Picture_006.jpg Lou P. master tech's Avatar

    Lou P. master tech

    Mercedes Technician

    Satisfied Customers:

    418
    10 years master certified 100% fix rate knows mercedes like the back of my hand!!!!!