Q5 vs MB ML350 4matic
The wife likes SUV's (I have a TT) . Yesterday traded in the MB for a '12 Q5 3.2 Premium. So here are my observations.
MB was taller and always felt top heavy especially in turns, Q5 is definately more agile. The '09 MB was $4k more, although fewer creature comforts, like auto dimming, memory seats, no leather, no Xenon, more difficult to use personal settings & less of them. MB seldom got over 19 MPG with the 3.6 V6 in average driving. MB made in Alabama. Don't know about you folks but when I buy a European car I expect it to be made in Europe! On the light side the MB had no warranty issues whatsoever (TT hasn't either). MB's Harmon stereo was great vs Q5 standard Nav w/MMI is pretty good. Q5 takes up less space in garage! Wife got the Black pearl which isn't a plus as I am the b*stard that has to wash it constantly LOL. I've had lots of Audi's (A8, A4, 100CS) and had good results with them and their dealers, hope I haven't jinks this one.