2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - Base
Pros: Keyless start
Cons: Phone has been troublesome.
Advice: Don't buy the voice activated phone.The car handles and drives extremly well. The steering lacks some on feed back. The car is very quiet.
2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - Coupe
Advice: If style and handling are more important than reliability, get oneThe car is beautiful and handles very well. Comfort was below average until Goodyear tires were replaced with Michelin..at our expense. With the new tires road noise dropped dramatically and comfort improved to C+. Unscheduled service in 40,000 miles has been TWICE that needed by our Cadillac with 110,000 miles and SEVEN times our Nissan with 242,000 miles. The Nissan gave up the ghost...after being hit by a Mack truck.
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Base
Pros: Retractable Hardtop
Cons: The doors are very long!
Advice: Buy it! In comparison with the competition it definitely gives the most car for the buck.This is an amazingly fun car to drive. Mercedes knew exactly what they were doing when they designed this car, it has all the right elements of a roadster (especially if you get the V6 or AMG). I have had many other roadsters, and this is by far the best one yet. And with the built-in hardtop you have both a coupe and covertible, all in one car. If you have ever owned a sports car this is something that you always had to decide between. This is a great car, I will be keeping this one for a while!