Purchased Dec'06 about 17000 miles so far. Only 2 issues, battery died first month, and heated seats didn't work even though cooled function worked, both fixed without further incident. The interior is user friendly and car-like, exudes luxury, huge improvement over previous generation. Very comfy seats. AC strong and cold in 100+ temps. 11mpg mixed 19mpg highway. My particular truck doesn't suffer the excessive wind noise but did notice it on the loaner. Changing from a CLK55AMG overall pleased with the vehicle. No vehicle is perfect, everyone has different needs. For overall combination of size, power, handling, luxury and utility, this is currently the segment leader.
Exterior look, power liftgate, electrolumenescent guages, smooth V8/tranny/403hp, touchscreen DVD nav surround system, remote engine start, handling/ride/turning radius, large side mirrors, heated/cooled seats, rear backup camera, 22" wheels, heated steering wheel, OnStar when address not on DVD
XM Nav traffic, heads up display, fold flat 3rd row without sacrificing cargo height space, power tilt/telescoping steering wheel, 2nd row legroom, express up/down all windows, more storage, MP3 integration/hard drive based NAV, console big enough for laptop or cooler for drinks, push button start
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