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Date registered: Sep 2008
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I did not in fact tell the "whole story" of my 07 CLS550 odyssey.The car was in the shop 39 days in 15 months.Service department surprisingly blase about power loss problem when it first happened as though if it doesn't show in the codes and they can't reproduce it in a five mile drive,then the problem doesn't exist.
I refuse to believe that,when I spend more than 75K ,I should put up with any problems of this nature.The Cad CTS is,in fact(not sour grapes)superior in every way.Everything works,it handles at least as well as the Benz,has more features and amenities that actually function as designed.I can easily give up the one half second difference in 0 to 60 and the cachet of the Mercedes name for a beautiful vehicle that works flawlessly.
The Mercedes marque is becoming ever more tarnished.I have a German born friend who refuses to own another MB.Of course this is anecdotal,but his 05 CL had a total failure including engine,brakes,and lights as he was exiting the freeway.