This is from an engineer who designs products that are required to be absolutely fail safe - I'm tired of the sickening problems with the ML. For the love of the product, I got rid of my MY02 320 in Dec. 04 and purchased a MY05 500, hoping that the problems I had with the 320 were resolved - wrong!!!!! As an engineer with conscience, I thought all the small nagging problems were addressed, given the popularity of the ML - afterall they had to expand the factory due to demand!!!! Now, last night, in the pouring rain after some mild shopping, the darn thing came up with every brake related warning light it has installed - ABS, BAS, Pad Wear, You Name It and XYZ. Darn, I thought all these would have been resolved by the end of production of the W163. To make matters worse, the thing wouldn't shift from P as long as theeeeeesssssseeeee "faults" existed. This, just after that same day and a couple of days earlier, I had spent trips to the shop to stump the techs (including the MB SOS recepotionists)with a mysterious TeleAid problem still unresolved - maybe the techs screwed something up!!!!! Now, I don't care who the manufacturer is (bare with me, I'm getting pissed off here), but if you can't resolve reoccuring problems through the lifecycle of a model year, you're not worth a dime and that's exactly where MB is in my books right now. This shouldn't happen, especially at end of the lifecycle of the W163; mine is new and based on the past four months, I find it extremely dificult to keep on defending MB. This is an extremely capable vehicle, but for goodness sake, when are these issues going to stop happening???????? MB has me wrapped around their fimgers and it seems like they don't give a rat's [email protected]@ what I think otherwise they'd have resolved these numerous issues raised to date. 'Know what, I'm beginning to lean towards the Nissan/Infinity/Volvo camp, afterall, it's my $$$$$$$$$$$$$ and the Nissan I traded in for the 320 had zero problems through 180K miles. Get it straight MB 'cause I'm sick and tired of these nagging issues!!!!!