Did Times automotive critic Dan Neil like the 2008 Mercedes CL63, with its $137,775 price tag and a rating of 11 miles per gallon in the city? Why, yes, albeit guiltily: "A veritable neutron star of gas-burning evil, this stupendous, beautiful two-door ... has the power to corrupt, oh yeah, absolutely. I honestly believe if you loaned this car to Ralph Nader and Ed Begley Jr. for the weekend, by Sunday night they'd be doing doughnuts in a Ralphs parking lot."
Stephen Osman / Los Angeles Times
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