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  • Summary

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What does this car say about you?

    No idea!

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    People love the looks, the comfort, the uniqueness (the high list price means that there aren't very many about), the prestige-yet-sporty feel, the smooth drive and the refined power it delivers.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Probably; it's handsome, unique and brilliant to drive. Its also a great value used-buy (I paid 50% of list price for a car with just 15,000 miles) and good on fuel consumption.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    No idea; not planning to change the CLS for some time, but another CLS would certainly be a main contender.

  • Buying experience

    5 out of 5 5.0

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    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    October 2014

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Pleased with the deal; was choosing between 2 cars of the exact same spec, which helped get a good price.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Needed a 4-door sallon, but wanted something different to the usual E-Class/5-Series options; great looks; superb to drive; very good value 2nd hand.

    What was the dealer like?

    Very good; offered a very good discount from the get-go (month-end sales target to beat, no doubt!), which made buying easier.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Glorious!! Tons of power, incredibly smooth and extremely responsive; its an absolute joy to drive.

    What's it like to park?

    Parking aids (including rear camera) make parking very easy.

  • Living with it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    Nothing apart from the metal dust-caps sticking to the valve; needed to get these removed and replaced with rubber caps.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Loads of room for 4 people. Very good on fuel (averaging 44mpg); boot is surprisingly big.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Airmatic is great (so much more comfortable than the non-Airmatic versions. Dynamic seats are fantastic; everyone who sits in the car loves them!