"This car has it all. Good looks, excellent quality and reliability and can smoke almost any car on the street. If you can afford to play, then you can afford to pay, it guzzles the gas when you drive it hard."
Pros: "Great road feel, Styling, defintly a head turner."
Cons: "Lack of touch screen, Nothing else wrong"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"My 2009 CLS 550 is a great car. Missing a touch screen for a car that started off at 75K. My 2003 MDX at least have a touch screen navigation, but hey Everything else is great, Finally back to a great quality car. As of 04/2014 I have 60,000 miles. I had only one issue that was covered by the warranty at 45,000 miles [ Parking Switch }. I got 54,00 miles out of the original set of tires. More exciting than a Lexus, and now just as reliable."
Pros: "Sharp looking, good fuel milage, very comfortable."
Cons: "ABSOLUTELY NONE..NONE THAT IS !!!!"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"Bought it in Atlanta couple of months ago, drove it to Charlotte and got 28mpg with its V-8...
Car is the beast on the road, very sharp looking and it was my dream car and i cannot believe that am driving it.
I could have went with 2010 FX35 with 30K miles locally but i went with my Benz and it was the best decision i made..
I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT IT...."
"Undoubtedly the best looking car I have ever owned. Sometimes the looks draw more attention to the car then I want. The cars engine as well as its airmatic suspension are top notch. The “COMMAND” system requires lots of button pressing, this, combined with the navigation screen placement on the dash draws your eyes off the road more often then I would like. Overall visibility is great despite high beltline. All four seats are comfortable for long trips and the trunk is large enough for whatever you could want to bring with you."
"Wife had a 2000 S Type Jag, transmission went out at 78K, she wanted a MB. We found a 2006 CLS500 repo at the dealer with 6K miles. Long story, she had to have it and got it, of course. Absolutely stunningly beautiful car, she loves it. To me the car is too complex, you have to use the computer just to check the oil or adjust the clock. The navigation system cannot be used when driving without being a hazard to everyone on the road. I just hope the extended warranty covers future break downs, so far no problems. It is not as quick or fast as my Ford Lightning, but has enough zip for her. She loves it therefore it is a great vehicle and value."
"Luxury and performance abound! I fell in live with this MB model the first time I saw it. I knew it would be expensive, but test-driving it helped me forget about the price-tag! As the driver of a CLS550, you will be delighted by the luxurious ride and WOWed by the exceptional performance of this well-designed head-turner! The Capri Blue with light interior is a gorgeous combination!"
"This is definately a 4 passenger vehicle. Great comfort for the driver and passenger with buckets that have near infinate adjustments for comfort. Highway travel in a complete environment with great sound from the Command system and still get 24 mpg. Navigation and bluetooth are dated but functional. Nav even allows input in motion. Decent acceleration from the 5 liter V8, but does not compare to my CLS63."
"I like the car a lot. Some parts of interior looks and feels cheap perhaps because when I leased it MBZ was part of Chrysler. Overall a great car, plenty of room and very comfortable.
The front break wore off after 10K miles even though I am not an aggressive driver. I had a Porsche prior to the MBZ and that was an amazing car and the customer service at Porsche was second to none. I will get another MBZ in future. I like it a lot."
"This car was more than I ever thought it would be. It is a good car if you are looking for something sporty but can also carry 4 people. HAs more than enough power - a matter of fact too much but it is nice to have it whne you want it. I would buy another one again."
"Incredible response , handles like a race car , gorgeous looking ,still always turns heads and it's 8 years old...
A dream to drive and FAST !!!
Has become to hard for me physically to get in and get out of these last few months and I hate to sell it , I had planned to drive it until I expired...
It is the best all time Roadtrip car ! Holds two overnight bags and two sets of golf clubs in the trunk with room still left."
"Had an 03 BMW M5 before it and I miss a few things from the Beemer. Sound system is good but lacks the punch the BMW had from the factory ten inch subs. A/C is anemic in this car and the dials to control the flow are flimsy and confusing. The cupholder has cheap plastic trim that flakes off all the time.
Now to the good part. Torque unlimited! Its a total head turner, BMW was stealth. I have the 030 track package rims and they are sweet. Its been a pretty reliable car so far. Brakes are ridiculous in price - about 2 grand for the fronts only. Didn't figure on such steep parts prices. No spare tire - take a nail and its a major headache."