2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
2006 CLK350 Cabriolet
Pros: Black rag top with Capri blue body and stone interior
Cons: wish it was the v8I bought this car used and it is smoother and quieter than any new car I have been in. The lines are beautiful the car accelerates great and I have not had any trouble with it.
- Recommend this vehicle to a friend? Yes
- How long have you owned this vehicle? 1 year
2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - CLK350 Convertible
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.
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - Convertible
Pros: Styling, safety features
Cons: Storage space
Advice: Good choise for a classy uniquely styles vehicle..Bought new in 2004. Have driven 44,000 trouble-free miles. Car gets looks everywhere I go, people I don't even know in my local area know my car. I get complements about it's styling waiting on line for coffee! Is fast enough, but not a rocket (the 500 is), seats are very nice. I drive in snow, just change to snow tires. I find it an excellent winter car. Convertable top operation is fast and convienent. Has actually been quite cheap to maintain needing only routine services.
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - SL550
Pros: overall feeling of well being when behind wheel
Cons: i am not a gadget guy and car has many gadgets
Advice: buy buy buyrecently purchased new this 550sl is all that it is advertised to be.excellnt power ,handling and overall supremelly regal.have owned porches,vettes bmw's this is the best.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - CLK550 Coupe
Pros: The exterior design.
Cons: The seats were not comfortable
Advice: Bypass this vehicleI test drove this vehicle and I was say that I wasn't as impressed as I usually am when I test drive new Mercedes Benz. This car just was not comfortable to drive.
2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - CLK550 Convertible
Pros: The POWER of 396 ft pounds of torque
Cons: slow shifting very smooth transmission, most people will love this, but not the enthusiast.
Advice: If you want to be able to put the whole family in a car that will smoke a standard Porsche 997, (on the street, not the race track) this is it.My 2007 CLK 550 is the greatest all around road car I have ever owned. Understated, and underestimated. 8 hour days in this car are not unusual for me and I still don't want to get out of it. 8 hours in my 2004 BMW 525i and I was looking for a pain killer. The CLK's suspension is a little soft for a sports car, I replaced the stock springs with a stiffer set from H&R. They compliment the valving of the sport suspension very well, lower the car about an inch, and don't make it too stiff. The power from the 5.5 engine is stunning. Faster than my 996 Porsche Carrera S. The brakes are very good, they do require a little more pedal force than I expected though. The transmission is great if smooth is your thing, I wish it shifted much faster, as you really can't control the timing well enough to use it in 'race car mode'. After 100k in the Porsche and only 1 track day, I have come to the conclusion that my priorities should be a little more realistic and in tune with real world driving. Make no mistake though, there are very few cars that can beat a CLK 550 from 0-100mph. The 2007 BMW M5 that I stayed side by side with from 5 - 120 mph, can attest to that.
2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - SL500
Cons: built-in GPS cup holers
Advice: Don't buy it, unless you willing to pay $7100 or more to replace the GPS for each liguid spill.Do not buy SL500 (2006) or any model with cup-holders built in to the GPS command unit, it is unsafe to drive with one hand on the wheel and have to use the other hand to hold the drink in order to prevent automatic spilling when the road is not smooth or over the bumps or making the turns...it is a very bad design and the replacement of the GPS unit could cost $7100 and more each time... according to Mercedes Benz 'any liquid spill is not covered under the warranty'. Why? It is caused by the car it self and why do we have to pay more for the problem they have created? They should RECALLS all cars with that design!