Mercedes-Benz CLS 350 2011

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Kilometres travelled

25,000 - 50,000 km

Did you buy this car new or used?

Used

If used, what year did you buy it used?

2018

How much did you pay? (including all on-road costs)

$32,500

What were your needs when you bought this car? Has it fulfilled those needs?

I wanted a nice car after driving my ute for nearly 10 years. It has certainly been a very comfortable ride. Surprisingly economic too. Trips from Auckland to Kapiti coast, that I was doing a couple of times a year, were breeze. Effortless power. Fuel consumption of 6-7 litres per 100Kms.

What were your initial thoughts about the car? Tell us why it appealed to you.

I loved the colour combination. It has light tan leather interior. All the others I have seen in NZ have black interiors, which I loathe.

What have you discovered since owning the car?

People get very envious and snarky when they perceive that you have something better than them. Even when what they drive costs 2-3 times what my car is worth.

What do you like/dislike about the car?

I love the colour (Gold), the comfort, the quietness, the power to overtake. I can't think of anything I dislike. It has done all that I wanted. I would have liked it to have more options, but when you buy pre-owned you are buying someone else's original choices.

Reliability

5

Features/technology

4

Performance/economy

5

Value for money

5

Overall rating

5

Lastly, would you buy this vehicle again?

No

Why would/wouldn't you buy it again?

Not now. I am getting too old for a large car and no longer do the road trips I used to do. The car is for sale as I am getting a smaller vehicle.

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