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Pros: Retracting roof, smooth as silk power, comfort and safety.
Cons: Wish the front was more Formula 1 inspired as in the new SLK.
Advice: You cannot go wrong in owning this vehicle.Almost every major carmaker wants to and claims to make vehicles that take one's breath away, by their presence or their performance. The Mercedes Benz S-class in genral and the SL-class in particular leave one panting for air, with their looks AND performance. Few cars can come near the quality, image, prestige, performance and overall experience of driving in one of these incredible machines.
Pros: Performance (acceleration and handling)
Cons: Could use a better sound system.
Advice: Be careful driving it, it's super fast!I've had this missile for 3 weeks now. It is truly magnificent. Blisteringly fast. Great handling. Beautiful fit and finish and a very cool interior. This is a car I am truly in love with. The sound of the monster V8 is intoxicating. I find myself driving it with a big grin. It's also great to drive quietly and slow. You gotta drive one. I chose this over a BMW M5. Mercedes dealership service has been great so far.
Pros: the amount of options- convertible roof, in dash phone etc
Cons: mercedes does not stand behind their cars
Advice: hope you don't buy a mercedes with chronic problems. they will not stand behind their carsnot a test drive. i am an owner
Cons: broken axil
Advice: don't crash on the first day you own itabsolutely loved the car for the first 80 miles (even took a day off of work to drive around the city). Later that same day I then crashed it into a curb and broke the front axil! Maybe I should have stayed in Canada...
Pros: Cruise control-when it worked
Cons: 8 trips to the dealer for warrantee repairs
Advice: Look elsewhereThis is far and away the worst vehicle I have ever been associated with. I have had it in for repairs 8 different times in 15 months. One of the times was for major engine repairs that took 2 1/2 weeks to complete. Service writer told me that CLK model has many serious issues, I found most of them.
Pros: the Chrome around the car
Cons: No standard cd player
Advice: If you've got the money go for it!Awesome power,luxory, and designing. Clk500 is a perfect all round car.
Pros: Appearance & power (I can't list just one)
Cons: The radio controls on the steering wheel do not operate your pre-set stations
Advice: I think the 500 is well worth the jump in price for the more aggessive look and increase in power.I absolutely love this car. The power of the 500 is wonderful. The exterior and interior appearance is breathtaking. It has more room inside than you would expect in a two door car. This car is head and shoulders above the competition (in this price range). Just drop the windows and open the moonroof - the look is amazing. Go get it immediately.