2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class Consumer Review: Beautiful but extremely inconv

2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class - Consumer Review

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Beautiful but extremely inconvenient
By Jack on


2007 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class CLS550 4dr Sedan (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


The CLS is the most stylish 4 door sedan ever! But extremely not user- friendly. Navigation entry relies on arrow keys and enter button to choose words from list instead of touchscreen keypad. It is maddening! I find myself avoiding using it. Headlight control/indicator placed too low and out of sight. When in full on position, it does not turn off automatically when engine is shut off. Center console storage too small. No coin holder. Door pockets blocked by seats. Wiper control on turn signal lever requires twisting instead of simpler up/down motion. No rear view camera available. I am very disappointed by my first Mercedes. I will not buy another Mercedes again.

Best Features

Exterior styling, power, smoothness, handling, build quality. I drive quickly, but find no use for all that power on speed limited roads.

Worst Features

Touch screen navigation system, better headlight control placement, right mounted wiper control, more responsive downshifts, rear view camera, better looking headlights, better looking interior, lower instrument cluster placement, coin holder, more powerful AC fan.
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