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Pretty Good

by from Balt, MD on March 8, 2011

This is a good convertible with lots of power. It is also spacious for what it is. I have owned this car for two years and it has been reliable. The pros are: 4 people can ride comfortably, great pick...
This is a good convertible with lots of power. It is also spacious for what it is. I have owned this car for two years and it has been reliable. The pros are: 4 people can ride comfortably, great pickup, classic styling, and affordable when purchased used. The cons: the top can rattle, the seats squeak, one cup holder, expensive tires. I have had MB service look at these issues and they correct them but always return in a few months. If you can live with some quirks this car will please.
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Mercedes CLK500 cabriolet

by from Florida on September 25, 2010

I was looking at this model for the longest time and finally found one at the right price with 35K miles and a one year Certified MB warranty. I'm not disappointed with my decision. So far, it has per...
I was looking at this model for the longest time and finally found one at the right price with 35K miles and a one year Certified MB warranty. I'm not disappointed with my decision. So far, it has performed as expected. It takes off smooth and strong. It is comfortable to sit in. Everything functions as designed and I get the looks from folks that I expected. With the top down, it looks like a sports car though it will seat four comfortably. I can even put my golf clubs in the trunk if I put the woods in separately. Buy this car with the realization that servicing it doesn't come cheap. Tires are expensive. The Service-A will cost you some. It only has one cup holder(let her hold her own cup) though newer models have come out with dual cup holders in the arm rest. Also, if you like Sirius radio, better be sure it's already installed. Germans don't think like Americans and after market add-on are expensive if they are even possible. The controls in the car are connected via fiber optics so an add-on must be compatible or you may lose some other features. All in all, a real beauty and I hope to keep this car for a very long time.
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CLK convertible

by from Fort Lauderdale, L on October 24, 2011

I have owned three CLK convertibles, starting with a 2001 clk 430, and lastly a CLK 320. I have had absolutley no problems with any of them , never had any expensve issues pertaining to maintaining th...
I have owned three CLK convertibles, starting with a 2001 clk 430, and lastly a CLK 320. I have had absolutley no problems with any of them , never had any expensve issues pertaining to maintaining them--contrary to what some people say. Yes, you have to use more oil than a "regular car," but this car is so worth it. Very comfortable, never had any "wind noise" from the convertible, and you can be fooled at how fast you might be driving as it is so comortable and quiet. I am in the market to buy my forth as I miss the car so much. I am disappointed that Mercedes has discontinued the CLK convertible, replacing it with the E350 convertible, but I will not hesitate to buy a "pre-owned" CLK convertible. It is one of the most comfortable, responsive cars I have ever owned. You will not be disappointed if you find a nice, clean pre-owned unit.
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I'm still loving this car!

by from Palm Harbor FL. on October 9, 2009

I bought this CLK500 in late 2004, and after 63,000 miles, I still love it. Yes, it would be great to have two cup holders, but the car has never given me any trouble or left me stranded anywhere. Tir...
I bought this CLK500 in late 2004, and after 63,000 miles, I still love it. Yes, it would be great to have two cup holders, but the car has never given me any trouble or left me stranded anywhere. Tire wear, especially the rear tires, is every two years but I had Porsche 911s with the same problem. I have no intention on getting another car for a couple of more years.
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First Impression on my used 2005 CLK

by from Sourh Winsor, CT on June 20, 2010

Just got a used CLK500 coupe for fathers day. My first impressions are WOW, what a car!. I have been shopping for this car for at least 9 months and this one just fell on my lap. It is difficult to de...
Just got a used CLK500 coupe for fathers day. My first impressions are WOW, what a car!. I have been shopping for this car for at least 9 months and this one just fell on my lap. It is difficult to describe how impressed I am with it. The adjectives that best describe it are; Solid, Strong, Powerfull, Quiet, civilized. The exterior look of the car has great lines from every angle. The interior exceeds by expectations. The seats are amazingly confortable and all the controls are just well placed for access. Still trying to learn all of the center display menues and function. The engine power is simply breath taking in full acceleration yet very civilized if you just cruise along and very quiet. Sound system is excellent. I love driving with all windows down and the sun roof open, that has to be the closest to a convertible that one can get. Minor issue with the center console top lid closing. Hopefully it will be reliable. Time will tell but I could not be happier with my selection.
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I look (and feel) soo good

by from Denver, CO on July 25, 2009

I only knew I wanted a convertible. I drove 9 other models before test driving the Mercedes 2005 CLK 320 and that was it. My only gripe was that at first I kept holding down the cruise control instead...
I only knew I wanted a convertible. I drove 9 other models before test driving the Mercedes 2005 CLK 320 and that was it. My only gripe was that at first I kept holding down the cruise control instead of the blinker when changing lanes and felt the cruise control was in a more convenient spot than the other more often used controls. Now that a month has past my hand has adjusted. The exceleration is awesome even going up hills. After 17 years of driving a stick I'm very please with the power of this automatic. The seats could be a little more cushy but with all the adjustments are very comfortable. I love my car and the top is never up while driven, at least for now while it's summer.
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Fun driving, Sleak Modern Cpe!

by from Temecula on May 10, 2011

This is my 4th mercedes and I can't believe how much it is improved over last model. The options are amazing, the ride is so quick and stable. Controls and climate work like magic. It is almost like c...
This is my 4th mercedes and I can't believe how much it is improved over last model. The options are amazing, the ride is so quick and stable. Controls and climate work like magic. It is almost like covertable when no center bar windows are down! At first I was not sure, but you fall in love with the car every time you drive! You will be going to garage just to sit and play with it! It is so luxury!
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Great convertible

by from Littleton, CO on August 24, 2009

After 5 different convertibles (SL320, SLK320, SLK350, Vette & Miata), I love this one and will keep it forever. Two seaters are fun for a while but the ride is questionable and you can't carry anythi...
After 5 different convertibles (SL320, SLK320, SLK350, Vette & Miata), I love this one and will keep it forever. Two seaters are fun for a while but the ride is questionable and you can't carry anything. This car has class, an excellent ride and quality to match. In V8 form it's pretty quick. I have to laugh about the "dislikes" listed in Cars.com. Like tachometer too small, like it makes a big difference in an automatic. Or they don't like the V8 gas mileage. Hello, it's a V8 in an 4K lb car! Actually I avg 19-21 in my mixed driving. Not bad considering all factors.
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Great car for the money

by from Naples on December 22, 2010

The 2005 CLK is everything I thought it would be. If I had the money I would purchase a new one. Great way to buy a car.
The 2005 CLK is everything I thought it would be. If I had the money I would purchase a new one. Great way to buy a car.
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A Treat for Buyer and Others

by from Tx on September 6, 2011

The most striking thing about the car is obviously the exterior look. I've had kids in the street giggling and poking each other to look at the "cool car" when I'm pulling out of my garage. It's just ...
The most striking thing about the car is obviously the exterior look. I've had kids in the street giggling and poking each other to look at the "cool car" when I'm pulling out of my garage. It's just a really gorgeous car. I've owned my fair share of "boy toys" over the years but this by far is the most "head-turning" toy I've ever owned. With that said, again, those "boy toys" are not reliable for heavy day to day use and long-distance traveling. The Mercedes have so far proved to have been a great investment. I bought it with about 50k miles on the odometer and I haven't spent a dime on it more than gas and oil change. Comfort wise, I've driven it on road trips for up to 500 miles on a stretch, it drives heavenly and when I sat on the passenger seat when my wife was driving, it felt even better. Lots of space for the front seats (not real space in the back seat but enough to take the children in comfort...adults are a bit crowded). The one major fault in the cabin is the lack of sufficient cup holders, with a single cup holder in the whole car, the passenger will be holding their drink for the whole trip not to mention children in the back seat. All in all, I'm very happy I bought this car and I'd definitely recommend it for singles from both sexes and newly married couples who like to travel in style.
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