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Mercedes-Benz CL CL600 Bi-Turbo 2d Auto (2003/03)

Mercedes-Benz CL CL600 Bi-Turbo 2d Auto (2003/03) - Owner Review

Leaves everything standing - including some Ferraris. Combination of sport and luxury.

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Review submitted by
William Swanney on

Mercedes-Benz CL (00-05)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Likes performance cars

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think I am rich! Want a run in it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes - Not a lot can compare. The AMG versions do not offer a lot more if you want to keep your licence

What are you likely to buy next?
Same again - or consider an SL600

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
February 2006

Did you get a good deal and why?
Reasonably good. They were on the lookout for a replacement for my CL500 on my request. Purchased "blind" since I live 600 miles away!

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Had a CL500 wanted the bigger engine

What was the dealer like?
Large English south coast main dealer with several outlets. Good enough - not exceptional.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?

What's it like to park?
Fine, if you can find a double slot

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
SRS red warning (airbags). Local main agent changed module under warranty. Engine diagnostic (yellow) warning. "Misfiring on cylinder 1" Module changed under warranty. Minor spots of through corrosion ( aluminium) on doors. Merc accepted partial responsibility under 30 year warranty. Had a main agent 80% respray including stone damaged bonnet for a total of £700. I was quite satisfied with that.

What's most practical about your car?
Leaves everything standing - including some Ferraris. Combination of sport and luxury.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The lot - especially soft close doors and double glazed glass.

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