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Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe CLS500 4d Tip Auto (2005/55)

Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe CLS500 4d Tip Auto (2005/55) - Owner Review

4 seats!! Good size boot, especially for a coupe!!

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Review submitted by
Simon Bermingham on

Mercedes-Benz CLS Coupe (05-10)


4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Well the old dears in the street think Im great because I have it. With the Porsche the age group of fans was 30 years younger!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Think its wonderful, with only limited amounts on the road it retains a little exclusiveness

Would you buy this car again and why?
Tough call the A8 is better inside, very well finished and much better to drive, but looks like a big A4. Hmm either another one or a Range Rover Sport! Hang on just bought an A8 as well. Yes its much better in side, the quality shows, the drive is better, probably the quattro, but id say the CLS is slightly more fun, mind you the A8 engine is 2.0 smaller

What are you likely to buy next?
Hmm either another one or a Range Rover Sport! Bought an A* as well. Range Rover, hmm think you are being branded as the anti-christ by the government if you have one of these

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?
October 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Good part exchange, mind you it was a Porsche! Plus discount on the actual price so overall a decent deal

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted something that looked like it had a little style rather than the bland looks of most exec cars

What was the dealer like?
Usual, not great, all over you initially, but then follow and issues not resolved. Follow up from Mercedes UK was good, but again issues raised were not solved. Poor when you pay this for a car!!

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Very nice, great drive, smooooth power, but not the road to steering wheel feedback youd hope, a little lack of feeling can be un nerving, but when you are used to it you can still scare you wife and child to death knowing you are all safe!!

What's it like to park?
Under no circumstances purchase one without parktronic, unless you want one that looks like a bumper car

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
HRW still not working, no call regarding service plan and bought phone cradle myself after tired of waiting. Ended up going to another dealer rather than Bedford. They were hopeless!!

What's most practical about your car?
4 seats!! Good size boot, especially for a coupe!!

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
tv, a must for the kids!!

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