2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: Smooth

December 26, 2013

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

This might be my current favorite long-term test car. I only drove it one night so far but I'm smitten.

I love its smooth acceleration. But you gotta watch out. After merging onto the freeway I looked down at the speedometer and was shocked at how quickly I had gotten up to speed. The car feels like it's doing 30 when it's actually going much faster.

Someone quite a bit taller than me was driving the car before me. When I first got in I had a hard time finding a comfortable seating position. And the automatic seat controls would not work until I started the car. I'll never understand why Mercedes puts these controls on the door instead of the seat. It feels so unnatural. But once I got comfy I was in heaven.

I'm looking forward to getting to know this car over the next 12 months.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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