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2006 Mercedes Benz Clk Class

2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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Fantastic daily driver CLK500 coupe

by from Gainesville, Va on October 17, 2009

I was looking for a nice daily driver to replace my old Explorer and I couldnt pass up the excellent deal. First of all it came with Michelin Primacy tires which are very smooth riding and quiet. (Or ...
I was looking for a nice daily driver to replace my old Explorer and I couldnt pass up the excellent deal. First of all it came with Michelin Primacy tires which are very smooth riding and quiet. (Or maybe its the car that is quiet) The cruise control is the easiest to use also. I have the bi-xenon HID headlights (a MUST HAVE) and when you are going around 20-40mph and turning, they turn with the car which is an excellent feature. Not to mention how well they light up the road. The seats are quite comfortable but I have sat in better. The interior design is also nice, second in place in all the vehicles ive owned behind my Audi S4. Power with the V8 is incredible for the fuel mileage you get. It will throw you back in you seat if you romp on it. The shifts are silky smooth as well. Only gripes about it are the EXTREMELY SENSITIVE intermittent wipers, even with just a tad bit of rain, if you have the intermittent on they go crazy. Brake dust on the front wheels can also get pretty bad. Also maintenance is very hard to do on your own. You practically have to take apart the entire engine just to get to the TWO air filters which are not cheap. Finally the steering wheel doesnt go as low as most cars. I do about 60 percent city and 40 percent highway, and I average around 19mpg if I do nothing but city driving, and if you are cruising at a steady 65 you can get about 24mpg.
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Ty Moore

by from Houston , Tx on June 6, 2006

I drive a CLK500 CABRIOLET , it is luxurious with nice features such as keyless go, power seats, mirrors , convertible top, trunk ,windows and an auto seatbelt extender. The stereo is clean and powerf...
I drive a CLK500 CABRIOLET , it is luxurious with nice features such as keyless go, power seats, mirrors , convertible top, trunk ,windows and an auto seatbelt extender. The stereo is clean and powerful with surround sound and a subwoofer, also cd changer and Sirius satelite. The leather is very comfortable and there are beautiful wood accents. Women love this car! There lyes a little minor quibble, it sometimes looks less masculine from the rear. Thank goodness I got black obsidian. The V8 is excellent and the smoothest I have owned. I wish the car came with 19 inch wheels, which may make it just about perfect. More trunk space would help also. For 67k plus I got the V8 power of a Mustang GT and a smooth ride like my 530i. It's as close as I could get to an SL500.
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Best Value for Medium price cars

by from Destin ~ Florida on February 27, 2007

I lease a 2006 2006 CLK350 Coupe, great driving ability, super acceleration, very good sound system, good size trunk, the styling is perfect for me, not everyone is driving the same boring car and lim...
I lease a 2006 2006 CLK350 Coupe, great driving ability, super acceleration, very good sound system, good size trunk, the styling is perfect for me, not everyone is driving the same boring car and limited back seat but no ones sits there any ways. Only gripe was my car was build early in the year has an inconvenient location for the beverage holder but all the new CLK’S have a much better location. Thank goodness. Good resale value.
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2006 CLK350 Coupe

by from Washington, DC on May 15, 2009

Excellent handling as high speeds - beautiful body and interior - high quality - responds to driver's demands - I love it!!
Excellent handling as high speeds - beautiful body and interior - high quality - responds to driver's demands - I love it!!
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CLK 500/550 Cabriolet with AMG Sport Package

by from Australia on October 1, 2007

This review is for the Australian CLK 500 (which is the equivalent of US CLK 550). This is the latest 5.5 Litre, 4 value, 7 Speed model. It replaces the prior 5 Litre, 3 Value, 5 Speed model. Car is A...
This review is for the Australian CLK 500 (which is the equivalent of US CLK 550). This is the latest 5.5 Litre, 4 value, 7 Speed model. It replaces the prior 5 Litre, 3 Value, 5 Speed model. Car is Avant Garde with AMG Sport Package which in Australia come standard 17" AMG Monoblock wheels which I replaced with 18" AMG Monoblock wheels. The new model 5.5 Litre 4 Value V8 now producing more power than outgoing CLK 55 AMG and has 7 Speed Automatic with 3 settings: Comfort, Speed & Manual. Manual is operated via wheel based paddles. The manual does not blip the throttle on downshift so you have to do this yourselve to get nice smooth manual downchange. Car has massive acceleration (0-60 is in 5.1 seconds), and with Avant Garde/AMG Kit, provides lowered suspension, and so has very good handling and road feel. To be perfectly honest I do not see how anyone could justify spending extra on 6.2 Litre AMG version, when the 5.5 Litre model is so good. The engine does not over power the car and in 5.5 Litre guise there is a great balance between performance and comfort, with excellent chassis rigidity. Only reason for not getting all round 5 stars is because you have to pay so much for things like: not getting 18" wheels as part of AMG kit, distronic, key-less go & lingo tronic. I cannot really provide a reliability rating at this point as car is only 1 month old.
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CLK 320

by from Naples Florida on July 13, 2006

I have this car and love it . Love the look how it handles and comfort. Not a car you would want if the rear seat is something you need. Space in the rear seating area is limited. And getting there i...
I have this car and love it . Love the look how it handles and comfort. Not a car you would want if the rear seat is something you need. Space in the rear seating area is limited. And getting there isn't easy . But it's a joy to drive.
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I would buy it again

by from Ohio on October 10, 2010

I have owned a 2006 CLK350 Convertible for a little over 3 years. I bought it used (Certified). It has been a great car and has had 0 problems in the time I have owned it. The performance is very good...
I have owned a 2006 CLK350 Convertible for a little over 3 years. I bought it used (Certified). It has been a great car and has had 0 problems in the time I have owned it. The performance is very good for a 6 and the handling is outstanding. Even though it is a 2006, it looks like a new car and has the same appeal as the 2010 E-Class. The only issue I have is that the NAV system is hard to program (not touch screen). I have a 2010 SRX with NAV and it is very user friendly. I looked at a 2010 E-class Convertible and decided that it wasn't different enough to justify the difference in price. I would recommend buying a CLK (leftover or used) before an E-Class.
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Outstanding

by from Nashville, TN on April 23, 2010

Second CLK I have owned. Great car. Excellent power. Awsome interior. Great value. My 2000 CLK had a better stereo but this will do. And oh yes, a cup holder. There is not a better looking sport luxur...
Second CLK I have owned. Great car. Excellent power. Awsome interior. Great value. My 2000 CLK had a better stereo but this will do. And oh yes, a cup holder. There is not a better looking sport luxury car on the road.
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Expected better from Mercedes

by from Washington, DC on August 21, 2012

I've had a 2006 CLK350 convertible for 2 years and I'm not sure that I'd buy another. The plusses: it is very stylish and a fun car to drive - excellent handling, nice pick-up, a quiet interior, and d...
I've had a 2006 CLK350 convertible for 2 years and I'm not sure that I'd buy another. The plusses: it is very stylish and a fun car to drive - excellent handling, nice pick-up, a quiet interior, and decent gas mileage. Negatives: the leather interior isn't very plush, the front seats are hard and not very comfortable (even for an average-sized guy like me) and some of the controls are weirdly placed. For instance, the buttons to lock or unlock the doors (one button for each function) are located in the middle of the dashboard above the radio, and the power window buttons are located down low on the driver's door. I've also had two expensive repairs before the car had 55,000 miles on it - one involving the transmission and one involving an engine belt tensioner.
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EXCELLENT SERVICE....EXCELLENT ACCESS

by from MEMPHIS on February 25, 2013

THIS WAS AN AWESOME BUYING EXPERIENCE FOR ME. PARAMOUNT HYUNDAI WAS JUST AWESOME. THEY WORK WITH YOU 100% .... THE PURCHASE WAS AS EXCELLENT .... THE CAR WAS SO CLEAN WHEN I SAW IT...I WAS AFRAID TO D...
THIS WAS AN AWESOME BUYING EXPERIENCE FOR ME. PARAMOUNT HYUNDAI WAS JUST AWESOME. THEY WORK WITH YOU 100% .... THE PURCHASE WAS AS EXCELLENT .... THE CAR WAS SO CLEAN WHEN I SAW IT...I WAS AFRAID TO DRIVE! EXCELLENT EXP FROM CARS.COM
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