Hey Darkmann, I am in a little dilemma right now and hope you can shed some light for me. One time owner a 1999 ML430, traded in for 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT in 2004. I traded that in for a new 2008 Escalade, for the wife, now I am looking to purchase alittle something for me. I was leaning toward the BMW X5 4.6is, but still pricey. So a thought, "How about the ML55....?" I have not driven one, because I can not locate one close by or at the dealership. So, I am stuck to surfing the web, looking at pictures and reading posts about the ML55. I was able to locate a 2002, silver/blk, 86k, chrome AMG rims, who wants $12,000. The pics are perfect, alittle wear on the driver's seat cushion, but the rest of the truck appeared to be flawless. The VIN# checked out perfect. He seemed firm on the amount. Is this still an exclusive truck and worth the purchase consideration, or should I explore esewhere?