I'm out the 'lounge!

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  1. Doodle

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    John, you're not helping here. Those idle musings through autotrader and eBay classifieds are taking on a more serious tone.

    Next you'll be telling me it's quite reasonable on fuel too.
     
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    CLs are just lovely. It's an elegant and timeless shape too.
     
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    Cool story John. The Lounge awaits your return.

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    I've no idea. I just cater for them albeit it's mostly a work and home car, so I don't really have any issues there.

    They are soft-closing though - which is great. Just halfheartedly shut the door and let the car do it for you.

    Indeed. I'm very much about avoiding something before it happens. A house alarm installer once said to me "what's your story - broken into or?". Er no, I'm getting one installed in case...

    Love the S. I nearly did buy a black 2010 S500 early 2016. They were not willing to give me the deal I was after so I walked away.

    Great wheels - they look fantastic.

    When I went to see the car at MB Gatwick, it stood out like a beacon in and amongst all the other Mercs. I felt a small but noticeable wave of excitement as I had a good look round the car whilst my sales lady was inside the dealer doing whatever she was doing.

    Mine averages around 24mpg albeit that is a mix of urban and combined. It runs up to much higher on a motorway at sensible speeds (early 30s IIRC).

    Very impressive all things considered.

    Yah well, that's what we are all doing here. Purveyors of the kind of cars we all want but sometimes don't do the man maths properly.

    And on the fuel front, I wasn't even planning on mentioning it (don't read the paragraph above).

    Forgot to mention above - I love the double glazing. Not something I've ever had before and it really does kill outside noise well.
     
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    Yep we have that on the w215 too.
     
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    :D

    The man maths has already worked out that I've commuted in the SL (avg 19mpg) and a Toyota Amazon (21mpg on diesel). I'm sure it's more efficient, and the new office is 5 miles closer. It'll be fine! :rolleyes:
     
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    Quoted by JohnEBoy:-

    'Mine averages around 24mpg albeit that is a mix of urban and combined. It runs up to much higher on a motorway at sensible speeds (early 30s IIRC).

    Very impressive all things considered.'

    I would hasten to add my onboard computer states an average of 16 MPG over 900 miles

    I agree about the double glazing, my Phaeton has it too. It's strange when a car goes past you because you hardly hear it then when it gets in front of you the single glazed windscreen allows more of the sound to be noticed took a while for me to get used to.
     
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    That one looks to be a nice example, price wise I'm not sure. The other CL65 on Autotrader in the Grey/Purple colour looks to be well looked after except for that wood, I'd pay good money to get rid of that.
    I wouldn't entertain a car that didn't have a full MB main dealership service history as the big services can bring water to the eyes of the most steely of men.
     
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    What don't you like about the wood?! That's the best part of the interior!
     
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    I think the light wood on a dark interior just looks wrong. Far too much contrast for my likings. I imagine removing the wood be a major job so I would buy a replacement full leather steering wheel and get the wood wrapped. I think the all leather wheel and dark wood looks so much better, personal taste I agree.
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    Mine has black ash - including half the steering wheel.

    It's not something I would choose but I do like it.

    Fits the character of the car.

    Strangely, I quite like the contrast of a dark interior with Arizona Sun / Yellow Birch type wood on the trims (think these are BMW trims).

    Must be getting old.

    I've had carbon fibre effect wrapped trim for 5.5 years in the my last car so I was sick to death of that.

    Chrome or Piano Black would be preferred but I am happy enough with it not to want to change it.

    Is the stuff in the CL actually wood then on the trims and steering wheels?

    I thought it must be but feels like plastic when you tap it.
     
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    It's wood in the 215 so must be in the 216.
     
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    I'm glad to discover I've got wood.
     
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    I think if you look at the cost of these cars new it would have to be proper wood or at least a high quality laminate.
    Still not keen on it though although I can live with the black ash. The carbon fibre in my SL 63 was really nice and looked the part I have to say. Don't think I'll spoil mine and change the black ash to carbon though but I certainly would if it was anything else.
     
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    It is proper wood? Veneer, lacquered and polished.
     
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    Love the CL in any guise, a '65 is definitely on the to-do list...
     
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    I can only apologise to those who thought I was being serious in my last post. :D

    Well that's what I thought but there's a definite "plasticy" tap sound to it. It's been a good 10 years now since I last had a car with cheap plastic-effect wood trim (1996/P MK2 Mundano). From what I remember, it was awful but it's been a decade and I'm not sure I've been in a car with real wood trim as I've previously avoided it up until this CL.

    I think this kind of thing suits certain cars. Bit like older Jags, it's just right.
     
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