I've run a few Jeep Grand Cherokee V8s over the past 15 years or so and they have been a really good fit for my needs. First, it needs to be able to tow a car trailer with rally car on it. A high towing capacity is therefore a requirement. Also a right bugger that the C63 isn't type approved to have a tow bar fitted :-( All-wheel-drive is a strong preference, definitely not keen on fwd cars. Dog-friendly load bay, hence an SUV or Estate. Some comfort is appreciated, so not an old Land Rover or similar. Decent space in the boot area to hold set of wheels, tool boxes, trolley jack, axle stands, water, fuel jerry cans (usually 2x20L), tarpaulin, tow straps and various other sundry service and spares. Vehicle needs to be able to lug all this stuff whilst towing, preferably with performance to cope with hills, long inclines, and grunt to make it easy. When not loaded up, would like to have something I can still enjoy driving. Won't be looking for a new car, want something with depreciation hit already covered but without straying too far into 'needs maintenance' mileage history. Oh, did I not mention, I don't care for oil-burners, even really good ones. Large capacity petrol motors are what I like. Not keen on Range Rovers or Disco's, nor on BMW X5s for this. Newer, but not latest, model of Jeep GC might be what I'd plump for. Maybe stick my neck out with a Cayenne, fugly or not. Boring option could be a VW Toerag (sp) though with fair-sized engine. There are some Mitsu/Nissan AWD choices out there, though some are more truck-like. I don't really want anything larger than the Jeep for regular use. Now that I've joined the Mercedes fold, have to consider if an ML would be a reasonable alternative the the Heep. Aware that changes in build quality for Merc had been reported for many years since the 'good old days' of engineered cars, and have a feeling the ML was part of the reported decline. How true is that likely to be? Any experience and recommendations for a fun vehicle to occasionally tow with? I suppose the other options I should sound out may be some other C-class estate, that is towbar-legal, so non-AMG. What about those, any thoughts? Thanks in advance for any comments.