The ML is designed from the ground up to be a superior performing light truck in all weather conditions. My experience to date with the vehicle has been superb. Performance is strong, handling is tight, and traction is amazing on dry or wet surfaces. All Wheel Drive is a *must* in my book. It is part of what makes this vehicle a superior performer. So is the Independant suspension. It seems to get better when you go off road or load the vehicle with passengers or cargo. I drive this car 120 miles day to and from work. I average 80mph on the freeway. This vehicle rocks! It has some design flaws on the interior mostly but these things have been corrected in the 2000-2002 models.
V8 power, AWD, traction control.
Move the cup holders. Seats can be more comfortable. Cruise control 'controls' suck. GPS system needs a reset button. Dashboard is too reflective in front of the driver. Heater does not warm your feet. Brake rotors should be larger in front.