2001 CLK-Class

Consumer Reviews

2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

$1,980 - $11,908  MSRP Range

Review Score

4.8 out of 5 stars

4.8

19 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.5 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.8 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.5 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.6 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.8 out of 5 stars Performance
4.9 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

CLK 55 AMG; Absolutely amazing

by ematz from Naperville, IL on Fri Jul 27 2007

I recently purchased this car. It came fully loaded with everything Mercedes offered that vear. Navigation, voice command, even a aux. input for an MP3 device. The first thing you will notice is how blindly fast this car is. All Mercedes seam to have a sweet spot @ around 3500-5000 RPM in 3rd gear. This car will melt your face in that range. When it hits... hold on you won't believe it. The car only has a few down sides. Since it an AMG the suspension is very stiff. It does take some time to get used to, but with performance like this you need it. There were also several electrical problems like seat motors, A/C system, etc. Don't forget, MB parts can be expensive and when yours says AMG add even more to the price. If you get the chance drive one, if you get a second chance buy it. That's if you can pry the car out the owners cold dead hands.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best Mercedes I ever owned

by convertible fan from Cape Cod Mass on Thu Feb 25 2010

I have owned 7 Mercedes over the years, including 450SL, 380SL, 240D, 280S, etc. Most were admission to the 'Mercedes Repair Club' (although I loved every one) This vehicle was purchased with 93K miles from original owner. It now has 155K miles, all trouble free. Routine maintenance, a minor issue with top ($300 at dealer), some pesky electric issues with interior, and now some rust from NE winters, but all in all a great car. Plus 29 MPG!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

POWER HOUSE !!!!!! CLK430

by Richard from Washington, DC on Fri Mar 16 2007

What can be said, this thing is powerful. Mercedes did a wonderful job at tuning this car for performance needs. This engine has the feel of a Chevy small-block and it is smooth is its operation. 0-60 will take only 6.8 seconds or less. Shifts are quick and faultless. Handiling is great and the steering wheel lets you know whats going on, and it lets you know that you have alot of steel to turn. Its kinda heavy. No tilting steering colum though !! This is a 2+2 , so dont expect alot of room. Front seats are very supportive and offera wide range of adjustability. Controls are legibly marked and are easy to manage. However, these cars are expensive for the avereage person, so beware of repair costs w, should you inwuire about purchasing one.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

A pleasure to drive.

by Aiida from Arlington, Virginia on Wed Jul 05 2017

The car looks great. It is a pleasure to drive this car. I have owned this car for 7 years. Every time I get to drive it, its performance amazes me. The CLK 430 has 8 cylinders but it is still excellent on gas. This model's styling is great.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

The CLK55 AMG (W208) is a timeless classic

by WR75 from Los Angeles, CA on Fri Sep 15 2017

The CLK55 AMG (W208) is a timeless classic that continues to look better than the current year models. It is a masterpiece work of art and performs like a fast and furious beast.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

CLK55 BLACK on black

by CLK lover from San Jose, CA on Tue May 16 2006

Unbelievable car... rides like te beauty and accelerates like the beast... Bought it used and it runs like new. The is the most beautiful car Mercedes has ever made. Its too bad that the they changed the style of the body for their newer Mercedes

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

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5 out of 5 stars

/ ///AMG: True German mussel car

by Mercedes dream car from San Jose, CA on Wed Nov 20 2013

The 2001 CLK55 AMG (W208) is a very special car. Driving it today I get nothing but looks and thumbs up as it still holds its ascetic value. The car has a naturally aspirated 5.4L V8 That was hand built in the AMG factory located in Germany. It can produce 0-60 in less than 5 seconds and nothing beats the 20+ mpg (when driven respectively). The interior of the car seems almost factory new and all electronic features function normally. The ride is very sporty yet still comfortable. Practicality is not the cars main point as it only has 3 passenger seats and limited leg/ head room in the back. The engine is the cars most prominent feature and is notorious for being extremely reliable when maintained properly. I myself have never seen another CLK55 in my area so it's nice to know that the car stands out from all the BMW's and Audi's.The CLK55 is an everyday drive that competes directly with the e36 or e46 bmw m3. The CLK55 blows the m3 out of the water when it comes to ride quality and brute performance for a lot less of the cost.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

She's a Beauty

by mtavel from Indianapolis on Tue Aug 29 2017

My 2001 Mercedes Benz CLK320 is a driver's and open air enthusiast's car. It is so much fun to drive, looks so good and is such an incredible value. As Ferris Buehler said, "I recommend you get one."

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

great car

by Jesse from on Tue Jun 13 2017

Gorgeous Convertible ....An Excellent ride both comfortable and beautiful!! ABS (4-Wheel), Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Bose Premium Sound, Cassette, Cruise Control, Dual Air Bags, Dual Power Seats, Leather, Power Door Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Side Air Bags, Slip Control, Telescoping Wheel, Traction Control

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Fun with the top down

by Trev from Tom's River, nj on Tue Jun 06 2017

It was a fun car handled great and the 4.3L got excellent 21+mpg highway mileage. Repairs are costly and issues can be difficult to diagnose unless you have the proper equipment definitely recommend.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

I used to chuckle at Mercedes-Benz drivers. To me, the sight of the cars either meant a rolling midlife crisis or something comparable to a weekend duffer bringing a $6,000 set of clubs to the public golf course. I mean, do you reallllllly need all that?

Now, after having driven a string of Mercedes-Benz automobiles, I've become one of those motorists I used to laugh at. It must be some kind of Mercedes virus -- either that, or prolonged exposure to the automaker's luxury loaded cars prompts a bizarre addiction to the point where you find yourself saying things like, "What, no navigation system in this one? How gauche!"

At any rate, those who long for Mercedes' storied engineering happily... Read More