Based on 97 Ratings for the 2000 - 2006 models.Review this car
By ollie on Thursday, July 14, 2011
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 51,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great highway driving comfort and excellent turing radius for parking"
Cons: "Room in the trunk and back seat. Not much wiggle room in the back seat."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"To evaluate the CL 500 I have compared it to the other Mercedes that I have owned. Mercedes since 1961,great reliable car,perfect body and mechanics for eight years. My 1969 was not great the body rusted out after 5 years. 1974 coupe great driving car but not agile in turns. The E classes were great sedans and were reliable and body work held up and most electrical problems take care of by the factory warranty. My other German car were not a trouble free as the M-B's. This car has over 50,000 miles and I have had only one problem with the SRS system air bag. The other repairs were do to wear, rotors, brakes, and tires. I would move up to a new model but there is no reason to trade the car. My other Mercedes E350 has the same maintenance record, only wearable parts have been replaced. I always preform maintenance recommended by Mercedes with all my cars, learned early on that is the most economical path for all my German cars"
15 people out of 17 found this review helpful
By Anonymous Reviewer on Monday, May 02, 2011
overall rating 8 of 10rating details
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By eyeconoclast on Friday, April 29, 2011
overall rating 5 of 10rating details
"My 2001 CL500 is a beautiful car with a great ride. However, it is very overpriced relative to the alternatives. The back seats have surprisingly poor leg room - I'm only 5' 11" yet have to scoot up my driver's seat to accommodate somebody of my height in the back. Lots of little things (ignition switch, trunk release, ABC system) have gone wrong in only 68000 miles and NOTHING costs less than $2000 to fix. Mercedes parts costs are absolutely abusive. I fell in love with the looks and ride of this car but now I've "gotten it out of my system," I would never buy another one."
10 people out of 14 found this review helpful
By landus on Monday, March 07, 2011
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
"I own this car and cant stop driving it!!"
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Stev01 on Thursday, January 20, 2011
overall rating 4 of 10rating details
"The car is great when its not in the shop! I love the style of my cl600 very sporty/classy and an elegant interior. But for the past 2 years it has been in and out of the shop for the same problems! ABC suspension kept giving out then the torsion bar went bad and then the radiator & oil pump cracked. Finally gave up on it and sold it to carmax"
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful