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Cons: Worrying if tires will hold up in city drivivg
Advice: I love it in whiteMy 3rd Benz all very good this one great
Pros: seating of six
Cons: lack of cargo area and shift controls
Advice: see the vehicle and drive it before buying.Vehicle had ample power, smooth in every aspect in handling. Did not particularly like the steering wheel controls, especially the shifting to manual from automatic. You can accidently change. WAS VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE LACK OF CARGO AREA WITH ALL THREE ROWS UP AND OCCUPIED. You seem to be between a wagon/suv and crossover. I did not buy it because of the lack of cargo area.
Pros: Beautiful styling
Advice: Please don't buy one...I want my exclusivity!I've had my CLS since June and have put 5k miles on it so far. I've owned 7 MBZ since '92, an 400SE, 2 CLKs (320 & 430), 1 SLK, an ML430 and a G500. This car is by far the best of all. The preceding comments say it all, great style, better than average handling, great quality, outstanding performance. On two trips of about 2000 miles, I averaged 71-73 mph (car computer) and still got 23mpg. The seven speed transmission is a wonderful addition and rewards you with the best of both worlds...0-60 in 5.5 sec. and exceptional mpg for a car this size and weight. I couldn't be happier with this choice.
Pros: Smooth, Powerful Engine
Cons: I'd like a thicker steering wheel
Advice: Put all the goodies in it... it makes for great entertainment.I have had my CLS 500 for about 4 days and have driven it in many situations. I've had 15 cars in the last 8 years and this car is by far the highest quality, sexiest, and an overall acheiver. I love the Distronic (I splurged and glad I did - even in So. Cal. driving). I put on the AMG wheels and it they look and feel great. I love the ability to select my own suspension settings. The upgraded stereo is excellent and love the Sirius Satellite Option. Don't walk, run to your nearst Mercedes Dealer! Good job Mercedes, I was a BMW fanactic and this new CLS has me come to the other side!
Pros: Agressive Styling
Cons: Radio Controls
Advice: Shop the priceOther than the air ride suspension malfunction, which caused me to wait 3 days before actually getting the car, it's awesome. Great styling, performance and comfort all rolled into one package.
Pros: Looks, the way it handles, safety, cost...... everything!
Cons: not applicable, I like it all.
Advice: Just do it!!!Have driven Mercedes for years and they just keep getting better! I think this year they have hit an all time high....... better looks and performance than ever before! Keep it up Guys.... and gals.
Pros: Distinctive looks on an already proven chassis and drive-train
Cons: Radio controls could be improved
Advice: Skip the 'keylessGO' system. It's not worth the extra $1100.00This my fifth MBZ. Nothing else comes close! It does everything and does it well. Everybody just gawks at the car and says, 'What is it?', always a fun thing. I'm glad this is a limited edition car so I won't see myself passing myself all over the place. The exclusivity it what makes it so special. But looks aren't everything. Workmanship, fit & finish, dash set-up, seats, and of course, driving performance and speed are what you buy this car for. And you get it all.