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Road Trip Ramblings - 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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

Edmunds.com conducts a long-term test of a 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG and takes it on a road trip to judge its ride quality, power, and star power at the valet stand.

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  • bankerdannybankerdanny Posts: 1,021

    Better yet, find a vintage 300SEL and build a retro-mod SEL6.3.

  • doss1doss1 Posts: 4

    After you take that big motor out of this thing, I'll drop in the proper engine for this portly beast... A diesel. That would vastly improve its cross country aspirations.

  • miedenmieden Posts: 75

    Im with @bankerdanny on a 6.3!

  • diigiidiigii Posts: 156

    Don't forget to add the quarts of oil with your fuel bill.

  • Of course it cruises easily at high speeds, it was engineered for the autobahn. I knew someone who owned a MK4 VW Jetta and it was not even close to being quick, but it had really long legs. It took a while to get up to speed but once it got there it was more stable at high speeds than even the best luxury cars from the US or Japan at the time. The Germans may have their problems but they know how to make cars that you want to drive.

  • to me rediculously fast luxury GT coupes are where it is at for road driving. driving a vehicle you literally OWN the road you have to slow down just a slight bit on a corner but who cares when you can make up all that speed and then some once the corner starts straightening out? Plus most of these vehicles the limits are way over your willpower it would seriously take some balls of steel to reach this cars limits in the dry (or just genuine recklessness.)

  • @doss1 said:
    After you take that big motor out of this thing, I'll drop in the proper engine for this portly beast... A diesel. That would vastly improve its cross country aspirations.

    or an LS engine ...

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