I purchased my 320 CDI 4 dr in June 06 and have found this vehicle to be absolutely fantastic. The drive is smooth, comfortable, relaxing and basically a pleasure. The looks you get from other road user, especially on the M-Ways make you feel great, even my kids laugh at how many people just look in total awe!!! Personally speaking I am not one for recommending a restaurant let alone a car purchase (especially in this bracket) but on this occation I cannot recommed it enough. I have owned many BMW's, Audi's and Mercedes but the 320 CDI 4 dr Coupe really is the business. Go out there and buy on!!
I am more than pleased with this car although I am nervy about leaving it anywhere public as it attracts attention in every way. I got a blow-out on the M27 at speed (was over the limit due to a boot hugger annoying me and I just had to show him some dust). This backfired in so far as I got a puncture. The only reason I knew is because warning lights came on and slightly more road noise. The car handled great on 3 tyres. The problem though is getting a replacement. Nobody had a Micheline pilot Sport 275/35 R18 Y as they were on "back order". More like "out of order" for a £55K motor. It seems they only make one for the Merc and most go to the factory. If you buy this car get a folding moped for the boot so you don't get stranded. (spare supplied is size of a 50P)
Undoubtedly the most fabulous car we've ever had in the family - it looks simply stunning, the quality is flawless, and the interior has the ability to make every journey feel like an event. It was purchased in the summer via Broadspeed, through a franchised dealer, and although delivery was slightly delayed the service has so far been excellent and we managed to get a decent discount. As a car for covering long distances it's superb (although the seats could be more supportive), the 7th gear is made for high speed cruising and means the engine is barely idling at 80 or 90. This makes it whisper quiet, and remarkably economical. The engine is continuing to loosen up, even after 8000 miles, and just seems to get quicker and sweeter. Admittedly, the back is too small to make it a genuine limousine, but think of it as a coupe with an extra set of doors and it makes much more sense - comparable to a BMW six series or Jaguar XK8.
Definitely recommended, if only for the feel good factor that it creates and the attention that it gets!
I have now owned my CLS for about 3 months and done 3500 miles with all the toys it cost £56,000 which I thought at the time was a lot to pay for this car. However it looks and feels like a car worth much more, and I get asked all the time how much it cost, and people are usualy surprised it cost so little. My ownership experience has been fantastic, the car is used as family transport mostly at the weekends, my ten year old twins find the back very comfortable. It truly is a great car without any rivals at present.
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owned for 3 years Pro engine, performance, size, looks Cons Service cost (BMW in general), folding rear seats is an option - annoying, no spare…
Even after 8 months I still look forward to driving this car. The handling is superb, the 8 speed gearbox a dream. There is a bit of lag when you…