2002 Mercedes-Benz G-Class G500 4WD SUV (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
After about 2,500 miles, the G500 is perfect: comfortable, extreemly capeable off road, built like a tank and civilized enough that I have to fight my wife for the keys. On road performance is adequate in all respects with acceleration good, braking very good and handling, surprisingly, also very good. Moreover, it has remarkably good NVH isolation. The COMAND system is complicated, but I like having access to a GPS.
BUILD QUALITY! good cargo space. very nice seating.
A bit more horsepower wouldn't be a bad thing. A bigger fuel tank would be agreat thing!