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You Gotta own a Merc...
Pros: GPS, Bluetooth
Cons: I can't think of anythingThis is the second Mercedes that I have owned and is by far the better of the two...The first being a 2006 S-Class...This car has the correct balance of economy, handling and luxury an extremely comfortable road car that can corner and averages 24 mpg...I have most of the options and the sport package...I would buy another and I don't think that I will ever have anything but a Mercedes...Dick Butz
My favorite Benz, ever.
Pros: that Mercedes look and feel
Cons: smallish backseatThis is my 5th Mercedes since '84 (2E-class, 2 C-class and 1 T-class [wagon], and I keep them forever) and this one is the best all round for style, size, creature comforts, performance. It seems quite a bit bigger than the last C-class, although the back seat can be a bit snug. When I first saw the large Mecedes logo in the grill I was a little turned off, but it really grows on you and now I really love it. The AMG-ish touches are really dramatic and dare I say, cool (I'm dating myself I believe). And I got the 4-matic which is really, really a must north of the M-D line. I can't imagine a better car.
Pros: Mercedes is the safest automobile on the road!
Cons: The navigation systemFast, agiile, comfortabe, economical, handsome styling with every ergonomic creature comfort available. That sums up the E-350 Mercedes. Combined with the 4matic transmission it becomes the perfect car for the Pacific Northwest. A consistent 26 mpg on the road and 19-21 around town makes this luxury car competitive with the Accord and similar models. The nimble feel and smooth ride combine to make this a viable sports-sedan for drivers like me. The 4matic never lets me down in winter driving, and provides tiger-like grip on rain soaked roads or patches of gravel. The interior is perhaps the most attractive passenger cabin in all of automotive history. The silver exterior is complemented by the dove gray leather of the interior. Heated and cooled seats is a touch of pampering not found in earlier Mercedes automobiles and is most appreciated. The navigation system is a bit more complex that those found on some other makes of automobiles, but with a short course on the MB system is is both useful and accurate. In sum, the E350 is the perfect balance in automotive engineering.
Best vehicle ever
Pros: Overall ride and handling -- and its a great looker also.
Cons: power window button for the driver's side window is awkward to accessHave owned BMW M3 for nine years -- but this M-B is tops in my book. It cruises the highway at 2000 rpm (doing 77 mph) and still has the torque to get up and go higher from there. The ride is firm and reassuring. I'm disappointed that M-B has discontinued making the CLK.
2006 CLK350 Cabriolet
Pros: Black rag top with Capri blue body and stone interior
Cons: wish it was the v8I bought this car used and it is smoother and quieter than any new car I have been in. The lines are beautiful the car accelerates great and I have not had any trouble with it.