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Mercedes-Benz CLS550 Coupe



  • schluteschlute Posts: 12
    my 09 cls550 is great and a real head turner. no problems at all. would like to find chrome wheels but so far no luck. only want the ones just like came with it only chromed because they changed the style for 09 and it's one of the few cues that it is a 09. people talk about the sight line out the rear sides but it's never been a problem for me so i guess you get used to it.
  • Thanks for the quick response! I guess I will just have to drive one to see if the rear sight line is a problem. I love the look. :D
  • I have a 2008 and LOVE it, I have had ZERO problems. I would definitely recommend it.
  • I have the same problem, even used the button in the car to call the Mercedes help people and they couldn't do it. If you figure it out, tell me. My friend has one and hers' works.
  • I am at about 13k, and it is time for my first maintenance. It is a leased vehicle, any chance it will be free? I'm afraid it is going to kill me!

  • I have a 2009CLS550. The COMAND System is equipped with Bluetooth and it synced seamlessly with my cell phone and uploaded my phonebook. The problem is that COMAND automatically reversed all of my entries. I enter names as First Name, Last Name and the system recorded that as Last Name, First Name so I have to speak the names backwards. What's worse is that it also garbled entries that contained a name and location such as John Doe Home. It recorded these randomly as Home John Doe or Home Doe John or Doe Home John so that that there's no uniform system for such entries. When I discuss this with Mercedes the initial reaction is that they never heard of such a problem, something I find hard to believe. After getting a long runaround calling different service centers I finally got someone who also never heard of this but, after discussing it with his colleagues, got back to me and said that this is the way the system works and it can't be changed. The whole thing is idiotic - why would you design a system that defeats the customer's preferences. Has anyone else run into this problem?

  • schluteschlute Posts: 12
    My 09 CLS 550 is at the dealer now for its first service, called level A and it is supposed to be done at 1year or 10,000 miles. They told me that it will be aprox 269.00 which is basically for an oil change. They use synthetic oil and a special oil filter which is how it can go so long before an oil change. They also check a lot of things. It is spelled out in the maintenance book in your car. Mine also had a recall to update the "tele aid" module" at no charge but it ads an hour to the service. Don't know if I will keep going back but since it's so seldom it is probably worth it for resale etc.
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755

    Did you ever go and test drive1?

    My friend just told me today that his friend bought a cls63amg few months back,I think in 2009 and he already wants to sell it!
  • rhansen1rhansen1 Posts: 2
    Just leased a 2009 CLS550 with AMG style package, prem package and parktronic. 83K+ msrp, 7k discount, 39 mo 12k miles for $1,084/mo (inc. 9.25% sales tax) and $6K down.

    Tried a BMW 550i that was loaded loaded and they wanted $5K down and $1,169/mo but the car was a dealer demo and had almost 3K miles. Also looked at a lexus GS350. They were talking $900+/mo with $1,500 down for a vehicle with msrp in the low $50k.

    The MBZ was so much better looking, couldn't pass it up.
  • byczyrdbyczyrd Posts: 5
    Congrats, I just bought my first Mercedes Mar 28. 09. I live in north of Chicago and I was looking for an CLS 550 2008 with the Keyless go and all the other toys . I was working with a few dealerships close by but none were too be found. I went on the internet and found one in Annapolis Maryland, they made me a deal I couldn't turn down. My wife and I flew out there, they picked us up from the airport and treated us very very well. I guess when you buy a car like that it's to be expected We drive it home the next day, which the drive back in the CLS550 was wonderful. Good luck on ours. -Bob
  • marcosimarcosi Posts: 3
    I just acquired a 2007 CLS 550 (Silver iridium) and am thinking about adding a rear trunk lid spoiler in the OEM style (a slender lip). Curious what other owners think about adding that styling element. I suppose there is some aerodynamic functionality as well but guessing that is extremely minor.
  • schluteschlute Posts: 12
    two thumbs down, can't believe you would even consider it
  • I own a 2007 CLS 63. After 3 years of ownership, this is the best car I've ever owned. In fact, I just put a deposit down to order a 2010 CLS 63. Hoping it will be here in November. The AMG version of this car is just awesome, but the normal 550 is no slouch either.
    Regarding reliablility, I have had no problems, other than a few bent rims from the severe pothole problem in the Milwaukee area. Everything else was normal maintenance. Admittedly, this is a bit expensive, but not unexpected for a $100K+ vehicle and with synthetic oil, its only once a year.
    I would recommend to anyone who considers this vehicle to "flip" the summer performance tires that come on the vehicle for dedicated winter tires if you live in colder climate and get any snowfall. There are lots of great winter tires that give up little in performance but that allow the car to be driven in inclement weather. The combination of a different compound and special tread design on winter tires make the car very drivable in winter. I have never been stuck or even come close.
    My experience may be helped by the fact that I have a trendous dealer here in Milwaukee. My son lives in Chicago, owns a CLS 500 and has had miserable experience at two different dealers.
    Glad to answer any questions of anyone who is seriously considering this car.
  • marcosimarcosi Posts: 3
    OK, that would be a "no". Anyone else have an opinion?
  • I'm strongly considering leasing the CLS 550 but i'm a bit concerned about not being able to use the car during snow/winter weather. Can anyone offer me any advice or opinions on the subject?
  • bmlexusbmlexus Posts: 755
    Hey, did u receive ur cls63amg yet? I think you should have looked at something else, owning the same car twice is not exciting. Also there will be a completely redesign cls sometime in 2010 end.
  • new owner of a 2008 CLS 550 and totally loving it. bought my car on ebay from columbus, ohio and had her shipped down to texas. so far so good!!! i switched from the 7 series BMW after 12 years of leasing a new one every 3 years and wish i'd made the switch much sooner!!! any recalls on the car anyone may know of? i was recently told the clear plastic tape on rear panels in front of tires has been recalled. anyone know about this?
  • You must have purchased a lease return! My 2008 is almost done with it's lease, and I have to make the tough decision of keeping this one, or purchasing a 2010 CLS! I absolutely LOVE the car.

    I haven't heard about the recall, but my car is about to go in for its check-up so I will ask at the dealership and reply.

    This car has so much power, drives so well, I am just still, after two years totally in love.

    Have fun.
  • napsternapster Posts: 3
    Hi, I am considering getting a 2007 CLS 550 as I have heard only wonderful things. What recall are you referring to? Also, is there a difference (or more problems) in the 07 versus 08?

    Thanks in advance.
  • mmm1mmm1 Posts: 54
    I have the opportunity to buy a low mileage, 07 CLS at a very good price from a good friend. He loves the car and has taken great care of it. I have driven Lexus' for the past 17 years and am absolutely sold on them mainly because they have bullet proof reliability. The reason that I am considering the switch is that I think the Merc CLS550 is the most beautiful car on the road and for that reason am considering buying this '07 despite future reliability concerns. I would appreciate any comments on the CLS reliability and the manner in which the dealerships address problem areas (I realize that dealerships vary significantly in customer service are). Guess I'm looking for the comfort zone here. Thanks.
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