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Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG, Mercedes-Benz, Coupe
#34 of 52 Re: CLS 550 Diamond White [bmlexus]
May 05, 2009 (4:58 am)
Congrats, I just bought my first Mercedes Mar 28. 09. I live in north of Chicago and I was looking for an CLS 550 2008 with the Keyless go and all the other toys . I was working with a few dealerships close by but none were too be found. I went on the internet and found one in Annapolis Maryland, they made me a deal I couldn't turn down. My wife and I flew out there, they picked us up from the airport and treated us very very well. I guess when you buy a car like that it's to be expected We drive it home the next day, which the drive back in the CLS550 was wonderful. Good luck on ours. -Bob
#35 of 52 Rear lid spoiler or not?
Aug 04, 2009 (5:40 am)
I just acquired a 2007 CLS 550 (Silver iridium) and am thinking about adding a rear trunk lid spoiler in the OEM style (a slender lip). Curious what other owners think about adding that styling element. I suppose there is some aerodynamic functionality as well but guessing that is extremely minor.
Aug 04, 2009 (2:51 pm)
two thumbs down, can't believe you would even consider it
#37 of 52 Dedicated CLS Owner
Aug 10, 2009 (10:50 am)
I own a 2007 CLS 63. After 3 years of ownership, this is the best car I've ever owned. In fact, I just put a deposit down to order a 2010 CLS 63. Hoping it will be here in November. The AMG version of this car is just awesome, but the normal 550 is no slouch either.
Regarding reliablility, I have had no problems, other than a few bent rims from the severe pothole problem in the Milwaukee area. Everything else was normal maintenance. Admittedly, this is a bit expensive, but not unexpected for a $100K+ vehicle and with synthetic oil, its only once a year.
I would recommend to anyone who considers this vehicle to "flip" the summer performance tires that come on the vehicle for dedicated winter tires if you live in colder climate and get any snowfall. There are lots of great winter tires that give up little in performance but that allow the car to be driven in inclement weather. The combination of a different compound and special tread design on winter tires make the car very drivable in winter. I have never been stuck or even come close.
My experience may be helped by the fact that I have a trendous dealer here in Milwaukee. My son lives in Chicago, owns a CLS 500 and has had miserable experience at two different dealers.
Glad to answer any questions of anyone who is seriously considering this car.
#38 of 52 Re: spoiler [schlute]
Aug 10, 2009 (5:31 pm)
OK, that would be a "no". Anyone else have an opinion?
#39 of 52 Re: Dedicated CLS Owner [clsclass]
Dec 10, 2009 (12:34 pm)
I'm strongly considering leasing the CLS 550 but i'm a bit concerned about not being able to use the car during snow/winter weather. Can anyone offer me any advice or opinions on the subject?
#40 of 52 Re: Dedicated CLS Owner [clsclass]
Dec 24, 2009 (5:22 am)
Hey, did u receive ur cls63amg yet? I think you should have looked at something else, owning the same car twice is not exciting. Also there will be a completely redesign cls sometime in 2010 end.
#41 of 52 Re: Dedicated CLS Owner [bmlexus]
Jan 24, 2010 (9:20 am)
new owner of a 2008 CLS 550 and totally loving it. bought my car on ebay from columbus, ohio and had her shipped down to texas. so far so good!!! i switched from the 7 series BMW after 12 years of leasing a new one every 3 years and wish i'd made the switch much sooner!!! any recalls on the car anyone may know of? i was recently told the clear plastic tape on rear panels in front of tires has been recalled. anyone know about this?
#42 of 52 Re: Dedicated CLS Owner [glorrious]
Jan 24, 2010 (9:54 am)
You must have purchased a lease return! My 2008 is almost done with it's lease, and I have to make the tough decision of keeping this one, or purchasing a 2010 CLS! I absolutely LOVE the car.
I haven't heard about the recall, but my car is about to go in for its check-up so I will ask at the dealership and reply.
This car has so much power, drives so well, I am just still, after two years totally in love.
#43 of 52 Re: Dedicated CLS Owner [mccrarym]
Mar 26, 2010 (11:30 pm)
Hi, I am considering getting a 2007 CLS 550 as I have heard only wonderful things. What recall are you referring to? Also, is there a difference (or more problems) in the 07 versus 08?
Thanks in advance.