I have a new MB ML....I love it for hauling my sh*t around. I take it to Tahoe all winter long and does great in the snow, even had it off-roading last year on a camping trip way up north. The ML500 has a fairly powerful motor, but not on par with the X5 or Porsche. I think for the price, it's hard to beat. Look into the GL if you need even more room ( I beleive C&D named it best full sized SUV last year).
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