No Interior Rattles or Squeaks - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG: No Interior Rattles or Squeaks

May 26, 2014

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG

After approximately nine years and 60,000 miles of use, the interior of our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG still looks great and is holding up well.

Sure, there are a few cosmetic marks and scuffs, and we're living with the instrument panel buzz because getting rid of it would cost $1,275 to fix. But the interior's overall construction is still tight. Nothing is warping or fading. And when I've driven the CL65 AMG down the highway and around town, I don't ever recall hearing any consistent panel rattles or squeaks.

Whether or not this impresses you likely depends on your expectations. On one hand, this was originally a $181,240 Mercedes. For that kind of money, you'd darn well expect it to not have any rattles, right? On the other hand, nine years is still nine years of use, and who knows how hard this CL65 AMG was truly driven previously or how well or poorly it was taken care of?

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 63,802 miles

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