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Pros: The instrument panel reads out the direction you are heading and the street you are on.
Cons: The navigation system, though very well done, is overpriced at $4k.
Advice: If the CLK you are looking at does not drive like new, find another.Owner 2009 CLK350 Cabriolet 22000 Miles So Far Outstanding in every regard. Fit and finish are superb, elegant in every way. Not as fast as the CLK550, but much faster then what the critics have to say. I would say the ride is much more comfortable then a BMW 3 or 6 series, and the handling for my daily driving is much better then it needs to be. Regarding wear and tear, which was a major concern of mine, all of the leather, glass, top, instrument look as good as new...and I have compared with new.