Expect to pay high repair bills when any service is needed. I have owned my car for about 1.5 years and the car has been in the shop for several repairs. I do not drive fast or hard and maybe that is the problem with a car like this. I have replace all oxygen sensors and now they tell me it is the catalytic converter at a cost of $5000, much more than a standard converter for another car. The radio only works on one side, said it may be the wiring. The ABC light comes one and will go off if I simply restart the car, another several thousand dollar expense. I love the way the car drives and looks, I only wish it was as reliable as my other cars, jaguar and jeep. Even with the problems I still enjoy driving my CL55 AMG and I love the way it looks.
Just boght a used 10,000 mile CL 55. Drove it down from New York to South Fla. and never experoenced such a comfortable drive. Quiet, powerful, comfortable, and a great sound syatem along with 21 mpg economy. Best car for the price. Love the looks & performance
I have owned 3 other Mercedes & this is my favorite over my previous CL600. The understated styling & great performance are favorites. Handling is good for a heavier car but not in the Porsche range. Reliability has been good but one electrical problem which the dealer solved. This is my every day driver so I plan to put on a lot of miles & I keep my cars for several years. I purchased the extended warrantee based on my experience with my CL600. I would buy this car again & highly recommend it for performance, style & luxury, only I would get the voice activated controls, I miss the hands free calling on my previous CL600.
Great performance, very comfortable seats for longer trips. This car is so much fun I need to think whether to drive my Porsche on the weekends!
For F1 shifting, I prefer paddle shifters on the column rather than buttons behind the wheel, less elegant but more functional. I would like a six speed automatic. I would prefer the NAV system of the new Lexus which doesn't rely on an out dated CD which needs to be updated regularly.
Owned this car almost a year for now,
no problem at all, fast, fast, and
fast. Cornering? no problem, speed? no
problem, COmfortable? Yes, Reliable?
Yes, so far. Gas mileage is not bad if
you drive it moderately, only a little
bit different with my S500. 493 hp and
516lb/ft of torque? It is enough. I
can live with it.
performance, comfort, relaibility,
Need a wider and bigger rim, not the
18", 19" would be perfect.