2007 Mercedes-Benz M-Class ML350 4dr SUV AWD (3.5L 6cyl 7A)
This purchase was a no brainer. I previously owned a Hyundai Santa Fe and although happy with it I was ready to move up and experience the best. A peasure to drive, handles well in town and just cruises along at 65/75 on the interstates. Fuel mileage is very good, over 26 MPG on the open roads. Around town it can muster up 16/17.
The audio system is awesome. The navigational screen and DVD info amaze me with all that's available. Overall the entire vehicle has impressed me with all of the bells and whistles. The heated seats are a necessity in the northeast here. Well laid out instrument cluster.
The electronic transmission shifter is a bit noisy during operation, however that's only a second when it engages a gear. After seeing the R class and its chrome exhaust tips I wish Benz had thrown a pair of then on the M class. Maybe next year!