It's interesting you say that, as my previous 530d was much the same - great wafting, crap for hoofing...There are, in my humble opinion, only two CLS; the 320 CDi and the AMG.
I mean this with the greatest of respect to some forum members, but the V8 500 is what you buy to waft along and if I was doing this I'd go for the diesel.
Really...I'm not sure I can stomach the 170 mile drive to find out its been on the market for ages for an obvious reason.This one has been around for a long time now...
I haven't - hopefully going to go and test drive this one tomorrow as it's on my way home from work - we'll see what it's like too.Silver paintwork on black leather is the default Mercedes choice and that's why there's so many.
If you are unsure about the specifications etc, get the vin from the seller and post it up on the forum and someone will post the data-card.
Have you test driven a 55 AMG yet?
A word of warning: don't take your bank details because you will end up putting a deposit on the car.
She will be, but only to get me home after a few brews so I would think she would be ok with it after a few trips (she's not too great with big cars, but I love em!)A word of warning: don't take your bank details because you will end up putting a deposit on the car.
Will your missus be using the car that you buy as well?
Not really my cup of tea - I can see the appeal, but a bit too much of a barge for me.What about a CL55?? 4 seater cruiser although 2 door.....
The CLS is more like the CL than the CLK - if that makes sense!Not really my cup of tea - I can see the appeal, but a bit too much of a barge for me.
Also the only real comparison is the CL55K, not the CL55, which is much rarer, and at the prices they are at it would also end up being much older ('02), falling into the dark times of MB poor reliability (correct me if I'm wrong?!)
Those are some serious curveballs you've thrown!I'm going the throw in a few curveballs here:-
How about an E63 for £21.5K
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS E63K 4DR TIP NAVIGATION
2007 MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS E63K 4dr Tip Auto Amg Saloon
2006 MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS E63K 4DR TIP AUTO TIPTRONIC F1 SAT NAV E63 AMG
E500 Sport 2007 for £18.5k
2007 MERCEDES-BENZ E CLASS E550 AMG SPORT 5.5 V8  SPECIAL SPEC E500 AMG
How long do you expect to keep the car?Guys I'm still trying to keep an open mind and having seen this I'm really confused now.
Obviously I need to drive these cars and get a better idea of what they are like behind the wheel, but this CLK is so intriguing given its price, it's hard to justify spending so much more on a CLS55/E55/63.
Real world performance? Not sure 367 bhp will feel like a slouch compared to 467; obviously it would side by side but would I really feel diminished day to day? Not so sure...
True - might be an idea.How long do you expect to keep the car?
I only ask because you might want to 'build' your way up? As in, buy a CLK55 then get a CLS63 in a year or two?
That CLK that you've linked is from a forum member on here: Jaymanek.