Long term tests

Mercedes CLS 350 CGI

Our Merc's electronics have developed a sense of humour

Odd but true. Recently, whenever I select reverse to manoeuvre into a parking slot, the nearside door mirror has taken to angling itself skyward instead of helpfully pointing towards the kerb as it was designed to do. At first it was quite funny (as in I’m driving the first Mercedes-Benz in history with a sense of humour). But now it’s just annoying (as in the CLS is hard enough to park anyway and the comedy’s wearing a bit thin). I’ll be interested to hear the explanation at the first service.

This is rather overdue now but, as usually seems to be the case with cars that overrun their official slot by a few miles, I’ve never known the CLS run more sweetly or more frugally.

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I’m spending a fortune at the car wash, though. Don’t know what’s in the rain round hear but it looks an awful lot like cement dust. And black shows it off to perfection.

Running Costs

Date acquiredDecember 2006
Total mileage12,745
Costs this month£0
Mileage this month1169
MPG this month28.8

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