Hi all, I have owned my ML 270 for quite a few years now. It has been a mostly happy relationship, if a little costly at times! We have have covered many miles together and I use her pretty much every day to get to different places of work. I am now facing the fact that it may be time to have to look for a replacement car at some point in the not too distant future and was wondering what everyones thoughts were on the later model (164) ML's. I have been advised that the ML 320 is the best bet but I don't know much about the different models in the range in terms of fuel economy, reliability VED costs etc. I cover about 10K a year and I'm getting about 25 MPG on average. My ML is a 2003 model so the VED is not horrendous at just over £300. I know that everyone slates the 163 but it has proved to be an extremely versatile and pretty reliable car despite its age and milage. I just want a newer replacement which could give me another relatively hassle free five years or so. I get the impression that the 164 may not be quite as robust as the 163? Any advice would be much appreciated.