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Date registered: Sep 2002
Vehicle: CLS500,07 Cayman S,04 Ford Ranger Edge
Location: Tybee Island, GA
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RE: CLS Forum?
[:)]I have driven the CLS500, Irdium silver, ash leather and have ordered an alabaster white with cashmere beige nappa, premium & lighting packages, keyless go, partronic, trunk closer (wife), and sirius satellite to replace my G500.
Looking at the comments, I sense some sour grapes. I've owned an S-class, 2 CLKs, an ML 430 and an SLK 230, in addition to the current G500.
IMHO, the CLS is one of the best looking designs to come out of MB in a long time. And I greatly disagree (as do most of the auto journalists) with disparaging remarks about the interior. It is stunning compared to the E or S/CL. That's not saying the others are bad, but the CLS' wood dash is gorgeous and it has the best cupholders ever put in a Benz, bar none. I grant that it is not the most practical of sedans, but that is part of the lure to me. I almost never have a need to haul 5 people or even four. I'd bet that other than those with numerous offspring, rarely have the need for more than four. Hence, it is a four seater, just as is the CL. How anyone who has or now owns a Benz can say this is a cheap car simply does not know what they are talking about. Except for the exterior styling and the dimensions, this car is an E500 throughout. Same engine, tranny, suspension, switchgear, etc. This car is among the first that moves back to the direction of building cars to a standard AND then deciding a price. That has been the biggest problem since the prior S Class...letting the accountants/marketeers control the car's design/content/quality...building to a "price" instead of a "standard" Other web sites indicate that this car will be a huge success for Benz since almost all of the initial allotments are already sold out in the US. And I've yet to find a non-Benz owner who has seen the car, say anything but "WOW", that is one beautiful car.