2005 CL-Class

Consumer Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

$2,775 - $27,675  MSRP Range
2005 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

9 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.9 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.9 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.9 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.4 out of 5 stars Reliability
5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.9 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Excellent

by Brit in the USA from New Yprk, NY on Tue Jul 28 2009

This is one of the best cars I have ever owned. It has poise, power and reliability with enough toys to keep the most bored driver out of mischief. Petrol costs are extortionate - but the performance makes every penny woth it. The party piece is winding down all the windows. No B pillar makes it completely open.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

CL65 is amazing!!!

by Granite Bay from Sacramento, CA on Fri Mar 23 2007

Huge power! Huge torque! Total comfort! This is the real ultimate cruise mobile. The Mercedes quality is hard to beat especially for an every day driver like the CL65. I sold the CL55 to get this and think this is twice the car as the CL55.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

2005 Mercedes cl55 amg

by jet 1 from Ca on Wed Jun 18 2014

This car is just about the best buy available at the present time. The combination of performance, elegance, handling and braking is INTOXICATING! You only need to drive one to understand. As with any car you need to do your homework and cars.com is one of many resources available. Also I HIGHLY recommend having ANY high end performance vehicle checked by a dealership so you know where you stand. Silver State Imports in Raleigh NC was most helpful in helping me with this and I recommend it and them. It will cost you $150.00 to $200.00 (more or less) but its money well spent on a used high performance luxury automobile.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

2005 Mercedes CL 65 AMG

by ldangelo from Dallas on Tue May 15 2012

I ended up purchasing a 2005 Mercedes CL 65 AMG. I never imagined myself owning a Mercedes but I am loving this car. It is a flat out rocket ship! Has great comfort, handling and space. The audio system is a little dated (has no aux input). Parts and maintance are crazy expensive for this car so if you don't have a warranty find a good independent mechanic or get ready to turn some wrenches yourself. All in all an awesome car and there are some GREAT deals to be had out there. -LeoD

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Perfect Car

by MRasansky from Dallas on Thu Nov 30 2017

Full AMG Package Never seen the rain Same owner for 11 years Dallas Car well maintained and serviced regularly

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

Collector Car

by joeh from Ottawa ON on Mon Jul 17 2017

This model will be a collector car. When you drive down the road you get respect and jelousy. Sometimes being a Mercedes it will fascinate lunatic manic personality traits in other vehichles. Overall the hydraulic pump for the ABC is 2800cdn installed and the struts are 875.00 aftermarket cdn. You do the math.. 8k to completely redo your suspension or buy this super cruiser for 15k and put 8k into it, way less than the depreciation on any car. Most American cars lose 40 percent of initial value after a couple years and are rusted. My car has no rust, no depreciation and just requires patience. The CL being an S class is also one of the safest cars on the planet to drive. In a catastrophic accident the engine and transmission are designed to break away from the car at over 150mph. Top speed is 260kmh and they all will do it effertlessly.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Near perfection

by concretebrew from Provo, UT on Tue Dec 06 2011

This car is simply AMAZING. I could write a book about the joy that it has been to own one. I did not give it five stars on reoiability becaust a car that costs barely this side of 200 Grand and it as meticuously maintaned as mine, should never have anything go wrong it even if when it seldom does, you are nor fully stranded. And to make marrres worse, the repairs and/or replacement parts cost as much as those of a space shuttle. Alsp, beware of the dealers; you would thimk differently but they more often than mot treat you with arrogance and as if to you, money means nothing. Find a trustworthy independent garage; you will be a much happier owner. The cars are luxury to the max, but don't scream "look at me; I am cool". And the performance...undescribable! Particularly when it weighs more than 5000 lbs. If you buy used, beware; DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

stupid fast but very heavy

by Porsche and Audi fan from Dayton, Ohio on Tue Sep 18 2018

My cl 55 amg is a 2004 with 62,000 miles on it. I have done fuel system upgrades, cooling upgrades, ECU STAGE 3 upgrade, and methanol injection. I got rid of the rediculously expensive to repair ABC suspension and went with adjustable coilovers. The car is stupid fast and incredibly heavy, so the huge AMG brakes and the new Michelin 4s tires are the only thing keeping me alive so far. Incedibly beautiful 16 mpg car, but the physics of weight (4500 lbs.) and high speed will bite you if you aren't a skilled driver. Do not be overconfident in your abilities with this car. It is a beast. But, BUY ONE !!!!! NOW!!!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

CL 600

by LBLTWO from Linden PA on Mon Oct 15 2018

I have owned several Mercedes in the past. The CL600 is truly a European Supercar. Driving it brings resources to your fingertips and feet that simply do not exist in most other cars.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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