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2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Mercedes-Benz

image2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG Long-Term Road Test

Our 2005 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG is so smooth and powerful on the highway that it's easy to imagine you're driving on Germany's Autobahn.

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    allthingshondaallthingshonda Member Posts: 878
    The Big Body Benz was engineered and built for the autobahn, no doubt about that. But I've found that most cars today can cruise easily at faster than legal speeds. Not autobahn speeds but a 80 and 90 mph all day cruise is nothing for most cars.
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    benson2175benson2175 Member Posts: 68
    All around speed limits on High ways should be raised in light of how safe and stable modern cars have become. However the CL65 is overkill however you slice it and a CL500 would be a more reasonable choice.
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    goaterguygoaterguy Member Posts: 64
    @allthingshonda, very true, even my wife's Fiat 500c can easily cruise at 90 mph. But the real problem is not the cars, is the drivers education of Germans vs. Americans.

    Can you imagine the death toll of people doing 90 mph and texting at the same
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    duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    @benson2175: Only for certain stretches of highways. Some portions of the US are still antiquated, with short merge on/off ramps, exits on the left side, narrow shoulders, poor sightlines, bad drainage and the like. If you ever drive on say, Ontario's 407
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    quadricyclequadricycle Member Posts: 827
    @duck87: Well said, and you're completely right of course. Some stretches of road are completely suitable for higher speed limits but a very large percentage of U.S. highways are not. We also fantasize about having a higher speed limit much of the time (l
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    agentorangeagentorange Member Posts: 893
    I'm going to have nightmares thinking about US drivers trying to go 100 mph on some of the concrete slab interstates in the desert SW. Consider the joints, the resonant frequency of the suspension and how much time the rubber would actually be on the road. Scary.
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    skw0123skw0123 Member Posts: 33
    It is more fun to drive a slow car fast than to drive a fast car slow.
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