Definitely recommended! Don't be too put off by the whiners :-). Quality has steadily improved!
Most of the problems were related to the electrical system, e.g. passenger seat motors and passenger seat airbag sensors.
Replaced rear corner plastic trim (cracked).
Replaced read brake pads and rotors at 16000 miles. This seems to be typical for the V8 ML.
The V8 has effortless power.
Cabin is a very comfortable place to be in.
Bose radio sounds great and has tremendous bass.
Truck is great on the beach and for the light off-roading I've tried so far.
Road-holding is very good for an SUV.
Safety features unrivaled.
Good space for 4-5 people and lots of luggage space.
Navigation system is wonderful!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th October, 2003