I agree with sidecarnutz. My gas PM (159 WB) is far better handling than the 2 Sprinters I have owned. Front wheel drive, the responsive tranny, and the tight turning radius are the key features in my opinion.
I might add that this winter I had only one chance to drive my PM in snow. It was only a couple of inches but the front wheel drive PM handled as well my FWD Ford Escape. My Sprinters did not handle well in snow.