Go with a ML500. I have heard the older ML's, 2001 and earlier had more problems. Though I had a '99 ML430 never had a problem, traded it with 72,000 miles, only prob. I ever had was faulty rearview mirror. Even the Skyview roof worked perfectly and no leaks.
No problems on my 2003 ML500, 52000 miles, gas mileage around 17-18 avg.
ML350 gas mileage not much better, and you'll get Nav. w/ the 500 if thats something you need. A lot quicker than the ML350 too.
Just noticed this is my first post, been reading & learning here for a couple years, never really had time to sit and type.
Last edited by Chumlley; 03-07-2007 at 08:10 PM.