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Pros: Retractable hardtop.
Cons: Airscarf. I'm short, so the airscarf blows into the back of my head instead of my neck.Bought the car preowned, drove it when I bought it. No test drive whatsoever. When I saw it I said that's 'me'. It's a looker with the AMG /sports package. very responsive & fun to drive. Gets a lot of attention. seats are a bit firm for my taste. This is my feel good car.
Pros: The look
Cons: Everything about the car but the look
Advice: The Mercedes brand is going down.The car has been in the shop 57 days since March'05 for problems ranging from a faulty EPS light to a pinging noise in the engine. It's a beautiful car (Launch Edition, brown Nappa leather on Pewter) but a piece of junk. It was my first experience with Mercedes and a big mistake. Sign me in when the marketing campaign for the Mercedes brand is 'Hate what you drive.' Shame on Mercedes Benz for putting a poor quality car on the market and charging premium price.
Pros: Vario-convertible top
Cons: floor mats
Advice: Add HK sound system, premium pack, convience pack, leave off sports suspensionMercedes has a hit with this one. The car overall is a pleasure to drive. The fit and finish are top rate. Overall the new style suits the performance of the vehicle. Great turning, acceleration, and improved driver feedback are the hallmark of this new car.