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Mixed Feelings - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited June 2014 in Mercedes-Benz
imageMixed Feelings - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

Here is what we did to replace the battery on our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG.

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  • so you just don't fall in love with GT coupes or is it an issue with the AMG in particular is what you are saying? i don't follow.

  • doss1doss1 Posts: 4

    What about the money spent on Edmunds' Ferrari 348 (was it a 348)? What ever happen to the history of that Long term car? It disappeared like you all never owned it. Did Ferrari make you take it down?

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490

    Well you know, these cars are for silver-haired prosperous gentlemen of a certain age.

  • quadricyclequadricycle Posts: 827

    @doss1 said:
    What about the money spent on Edmunds' Ferrari 348 (was it a 348)? What ever happen to the history of that Long term car? It disappeared like you all never owned it. Did Ferrari make you take it down?

    I contacted Edmunds about past vehicles not being accessible, here is the response that I received:

    "Archived long-term road tests weren't immediately migrated over to the Edmunds site once Inside Line was retired. We definitely plan on adding all of this archived content, but it's being restored manually, so it's taking a while. You'll notice that some of the cars have already been added, and we expect to continue adding cars in increments of five."

    This conversation took place March of 2013. They may still be working on this, but you might be better off contacting Edmunds Support to get a definitive answer.

  • doss1doss1 Posts: 4

    @quadricycle

    Thank you for the clarification. You would think that that would be one of the first write-ups they would start working on.

    Glad to know they're working on it.

  • nsxnxsnsxnxs Posts: 1

    I drove a Renntech modified CL600 for 3 years as a daily driver. The power output was approximately the same as the CL65. The smoothness of the V-12's power was superb unlike any V-8 I have driven. The refined coupe styling and brilliant silver/light grey color combo screamed class. The car was purchased with 6000 mi. at 3 yrs old. The vehicle cost me 64K - a great deal unless you were the original owner who lost 90K. The only issues That I had with the car was a throttle/engine vagueness when involved with aggressive driving. The engine also overpowered the wheel(s) limiting power to the ground as a result of traction control. The CL65 has a limited slip diff which may mitigate some of that. Oh yes, then there was the repair frequency. Many and expensive and I mean very expensive for those without extended comprehensive warrantees. I was fortunate to have had one purchased thru my local Mercedes dealership. I can't wait for the new S Class Coupe - in 3 years or so!

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