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Cons: Lumbar seat controls and size of windows
Advice: Drive it and you'll see what I meanLove it. Picked it up this weekend. Chose a cool color. Everyone stops, stares and admires it. Its definitely a looker. There are a few detail things Mercedes could have done better but overall its wonderful.
Pros: Comfort and performance
Cons: Better sound system - does not come standard with a CD changer
Advice: NoneHave owned now for about one year. Had a few problems within the first month, fuel leak and faulty stop lamp switch. Has been great ever since. I have driven both the 350 and 500, the performance that you get out of the 350 along with the better fuel mileage and lower price is a better deal.
Pros: looks and handling
Cons: xenon lights optional?????????
Advice: get the AMGThe air ride is absolutly awsome, the 7 speed transmission is great, great gas mileage but who cares about that...
Pros: To many favorites, but I'd have to say its overall appearance.
Cons: Parktronic and power lift gate should be standard.
Advice: Parktronic, to help with those tight spaces and the power lift gate, especially if your shorter than 5' 6'.Overall I give the R350 a 9 out of 10. The suspension, power and handling are definetly not what you'd expect from a vehicle whose size is comparable to the escalade. I forget that im drivng a truck most of the time, that is until I have to parallel park. One word describes this car best 'smooth'.
Cons: transmission - this is a noisy car
Advice: Wait a few years until they perfect the transmission and airconditioningI have owned this vehicle since Aug 05 - IT is horrible! I had to replace the transmission 3 times! It still is not right - the shifting is noticable and unacceptable for a car of this cost. ALso beware of the sound coming from the engine when the air conditioning is on full blast -
Pros: style meets ride
Cons: the rear end - does anyone remember the oldsmobile aurora? extra $ for xenon? Nav system not as user friendly as others i have
Advice: shop around for the package you wantExtremely responsive and handles well. check out the turn radius! acceleration is good even at highway speeds though there is an occasional lurch. Visibility is slightly dimminished compared to other cars in its class. definitely gets looks wherever you go.
Pros: Keyless Go and Distronic
Advice: noneWell, i am a first time MBZ driver. Leased my first ever MBZ CLS500 fully loaded with MSRP of $81K+. However, i managed to get $73K OTD. The problem, everything MALFUNCTION Less then 48 hrs later. All the lights were on, SRS, check engine, cruise control, control unit, navi not working, everything not working. It makes me thing maybe the dealer knew about the problem and that is why they sell it cheap. I heard around that it's hard to get CLS500 and no dealer will let it go so much below MSRP. I also felt the transmission was jerking went i go from 1st to 2nd. I don't know but maybe i am bad luck. The sales guy drove my car and onto the pavement and scratched my Wheel!!!