Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class (2002 - 2009)

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reviewed by Anonymous on 30 June 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 28 May 2020
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reviewed by Anonymous on 22 August 2019
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reviewed by Andrew A C Clark on 18 April 2018
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reviewed by Anonymous on 31 October 2017
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reviewed by Boon Tan on 3 May 2017
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reviewed by GlassHalfHull on 6 November 2015
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reviewed by ace35 on 1 May 2014
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reviewed by dads army on 1 May 2014
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reviewed by alastair kirk on 18 February 2014
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reviewed by Doubledeclutcher on 23 January 2014
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500 Avantgarde Auto Open Car

reviewed by locque on 30 August 2013
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Overall rating
5
How it drives
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Fuel economy
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Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
4
Experience at the dealership
4
How practical it is
5
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

Awesome car

The car is much fun to drive - gearbox is old 5 speed with smooth changes and nice response time, engine is perfectly matched to it. I've got every option I really need - electric seats with memory, keyless entry and start, bluetooth when I installed Viseoo in the phone cradle, sat nav, etc. The CLK500 is very fast - easily achieving speeds up to 250 KM/H (156 mph), nice acceleration, very good turning cycle.
I've replaced some of the front suspension components, front shock absorbers and the combination switch for lights/wipers. Other problem I had is that the front locking cylinder of the roof failed - so I've sent it to the US for recycling and they did a quick and fast job (1 week with shipping) as in Germany the part was on backorder with waiting time up to 3 months and I needed it fast in the middle of the summer.
Parts are relatively cheap and easy to find. Check well before you buy because thrashed examples may have a lot of components to replace and some repairs are tricky.
If you buy a cabrio check the roof very well as repair is slow and sometimes quite complicated.
I bought the car for 10K EUR with 50k miles on the clock and the fun is worth every cent of what I paid. so I highly recommend this as a fun car.
But if you look for economy, please look elsewhere.

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reviewed by Doubledeclutcher on 12 June 2011
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reviewed by 098pierre on 14 December 2010

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Price£29,887–£68,923
Road TaxH–K
MPG19.3–44.1 mpg
Real MPG89.4%

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