Not really. In 02, MB basically redesigned the vehicle in and out and changed from a ML430 to the ML500 with a bigger V8 and, I believe, wider tires. The ML500 got heavier and peppier and, though I have not driven a 430 that much, the 500 does not handle any much better than the ML430. It's ergonomics are better, it rides better with the wider rubber, but with no suspension changes that I know, those extra pounds don't do much for handling depsite the larger V8.mbeclass - 4/3/2005 1:41 AM
is there a big difference in handling/driving
between the V8 models between those years ?