Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mercedes CLS coupe?
Cars built before the end of 2005 were subject to a recall to adjust the brake system, so if you're looking at one of these, make sure the work has been carried out.
The problem also affected the 2002-2009 E-Class saloon, the model on which the CLS is based, and a car that has been far from Mercedes-Benz's most reliable. There have been electrical problems, so ensure that all of the many gadgets on the CLS are working correctly.
Interior build quality has also been an issue on the E-Class, but the CLS is generally better in this regard.