Much better than a minivan.
By BCWatty on
2002 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML320 AWD 4dr SUV (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Needed all wheel drive and 3rd row of
seats. The small turning circle
diameter is great. This was the best
handling and most nimble suv we drove.
The interier hardware is fragile and we
have replaced rear cupholders/vents 5
times (all under warranty). The
moonroof had broken twice and the power
steering feels underboosted when making
sharp u-turns. The accelerator pedal
is s-l-o-w to inputs. Our dealership
does not have enough loaner cars. Our
local BMW dealership is much more
responsive but X-5 does not have 3rd
row of seats. We tow a boat with this
and it works much better than our
Tundra pickup truck for towing.
Turning radius, relatively small size,
features like a swiss army knife.
Hyundai-like interior hardware needs to
be redesigned. Too many CHEAP PLASTIC
parts! The drivetrain is bulletproof,