This is my second CL 55. The first one was stolen and has never been seen since.
My first one had 144,000 miles on the motor and transmission. It started and ran as if she was new. It performed as if it became faster over the miles. The car is amazing, and that is why I purchased an almost identical one.
There is some talk about the driveshaft crank pulley being defective on many of these cars, however after speaking to the dealer and a few 'experts', I have been told that this car is not applicable to that issue. It is primarily on the 1998 to 2000 models of Mercedes, but not this one.
This car is like launching out of a rocket at light speed, and it brakes as impressively.
The gas mileage is terrible and I don't care. I'm not rich, but when you ride in this car, you will forgo something else just to keep on driving. If you're going to go to point A to point B, have some fun, enjoy life and spend a few bucks to get this car. The smiles in return are well worth the cash spent on gas and otherwise.
Surprised to say that the reliability on these cars is amazing. I have not experienced any major issues other than the center console light went out. That was a $400 repair. I'm sure it will hit the fan someday, but until then...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th February, 2010