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By nmotb
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I am just weeks ahead of my 2nd year of ownership and this has been a great car, and I have not had any troubles with it that required a dealer visit. It's my first Mercedes Benz and I am impressed with how solid the car feels, it feels as though it will feel new and perfect for a long time.


Best Features

I bought it because I was overwhelmed by the over-the-top styling and its impact, along with the very sumptuous interior and I take delight in the luxury of the interior every time I get in it.


Worst Features

I would like to see some slight change to the front end styling, I liked Mercedes more rounded headlight styling than the blown back tear-drop look it favors now.


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Beauty is only skin deep. Prototype woes
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By JP
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Very disappointed with quality and road reliability. Has me seriously questioning ever owning a Mercedes again. True, looks and sumptuous cabin turn heads. Very comfortable on long cruises, even in back seat. Exceptional responsiveness. A blast to drive, but many miles have been logged going back 20+ times for maintenance, electronics, accessories, suspension and wheel repair in 36 months. Ball joints should outlast 70000 miles. Brake pad sensors disconnected to keep static off the radio when braking. Dry and wet road handling is fabulous, but just a dusting of snow incapacitates it. Simple items like cup holders failed and finishes are peeling. Sadly, like the Mona Lisa with big red zit.


Best Features

Incredible integration of eye-catching looks, handling, acceleration and cabin comfort exceed expectations. The car responds like its an extension of your thoughts. The exterior styling is nothing short of breathtaking and always elicits street comments. Interior lighting creates warm atmosphere.


Worst Features

With so many squirrely glitches in sensors and electronics, it's hard tell what's real and what's just another bad circuit. Suspension has zero durability and can't handle even small highway bumps or holes. Though driving it elicits excitement, much of it is wasted worrying what will fail next.


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Stylish Sedan
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By alegrats
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Have owned the CLS500 for almost 3 years and has been everything i have expected - great sedan for family of 4 with school aged kids - a lot of head turning looks with this car - just enough truck space for active family - only complaint is the challenges in accessing a drive up ATM through the smallish side window - every facet of this car speaks quality


Best Features

Exterior Styling, interior wood appointments


Worst Features

Cup holder design could be improved with better quality materials -


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Nice car, few challenges.
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By Richie Etwaru
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I have had the opportunity to own and drive this car for an entire year now. Overall the experience has been enjoyable. I have owned Mercedes and BMWs in the past and while this car is marketed as a combination of a sedan and a coupe, I would submit that it also delivers a combination between a BMW and a Mercedes. The car performs very well, it manages its multiple personality disorder very well and is able stay under the radar as a chameleon transforming from executive luxury during the week in the employee parking lot to sporty/sexy transportation for a Saturday night out in New York City.


Best Features

Style, performance, comfort, multiple personality & handling.


Worst Features

If you are a smoker and it is raining, a small crack in the windows to allow your smoke to sneak out of the car opens way to downpours of water sliding off the roof right into the car (no ridge to prevent this) Visibility when turning is a bit cumbersome since the side mirrors in directl


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Awesome
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By dct
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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Sedan CLS500 4dr Sedan (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Great car to drive if you can afford it. Hope it last like a Benz should. This is for the buyer that likes to drive a car for 5 years plus.


Best Features

Ride with excellent power.


Worst Features

The rear of the car needs some design improvements. Merceds should include maintenance at the price you pay. Like BMW! Don't nickle and dime the customer.


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