Agree with rockerguy, was in the same phase and was quite tempted by the Cls and even a 05 merc c180 but then it led to the following conclusions (merc was out...didn't want high profiling in khi these days):
CLs...well it sort of is 2 shapes behind (technically)...so you are spending 2 mill on a couple of year old car which is also 2 shape behind, would not have mattered so much if both shapes would not have been here. Mark X ka bhee purana shape hai but I haven't seen the new one here yet...so for here it still is 'in' and 'new'
How many years do you plan to keep this car...I wanted to buy one which I planned to keep for 5 years...I calculated...hmmm 5-6 year old car...keep it for 5 years...well by 2016 it will be an 11 year old car...so today do I like a 2000 model CF3...nah!
Resale...again same thing...how hot is a 2000 CF3...most probably the same level of hotness will be for the CL by 2016
How much do you plan to use it...my upper ceiling is 15K kms a year...so in 5 yrs my car would have been driven 75K...a five year old car (when I'll sell it) with 75K on it is reasonable..but if I would have gotten a CL with 40 or 50...well...a car with 120K plus in Pakistan will have given me its share of workshop visits before I would have gotten to the stage of selling it....Infact with a zero meter car...it would take me 3 years to get to the point where I would be today if I would have gone for a 40-50K chalee hoee CL...
To sum it up...nice car...temptation filled...but today only...
I am now a satisfied Civic owner