2005 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class Consumer Review: Incredible for the money on th

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Incredible for the money on the used market
By syberfilm on


2005 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class CL65 AMG 2dr Coupe (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


I have about 150,000 miles on my CL65. I always wanted a 65 but was told not to get one because of the expense to work on. Let me tell you this is ultra reliable and way cheaper then my Ferrari. I have only had to issues in over 100K of driving. I bought it used with about 50K on it. First issue was a coil unit went out and I had to replace it. Cost about $2,500.

The other issue, the ABC was drooping. The shop wanted over $3,000 to fix. I found a video on youtube and did it myself. for about $400 US. I am not very mechanical at all. It took me all day to do. But saved some bucks.
Other then those two issues. The car has been a dream. I just do the scheduled maintenance and drive.

New update at 185K.. Just got out of the shop for a B service about $900. They found a small leak in the cooling system and fixed that for $450.

Still runs strong. Burns about 1 quart of oil per 5,000 miles.

Drove it from Chapel Hill NC to California for a nice road trip. Looks like I will hit the 200K mark soon.

Best Features

  • Outward visibility
  • Active safety
  • Headlights
  • Climate control
  • Purchase cost

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