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Pros: Watching the roof open and close
Cons: Accelerator needs a heavy push
Advice: An awesome second carI ordered my car in 5/02 and received it in 9/02. It's by far the best car I've owned, and handles very well. The engine is very powerful, as are the brakes. The CLK is a very good looking car with the top up, and beautiful with the top down. It turns heads everywhere it goes. The back seat is very small, but can be used if necessary. This car makes me look forward to sunny days and nice weather. It's very solid, and relatively heavy for its size, giving it a very safe overall feeling. ABS,ESP and Brake Assist only add to this feeling.
Pros: Appearance Package
Advice: Buy ItMy wife is loving her 2003 Ice Blue CLK320 with the appearance package and NAVI. It took 8 months to get it. Well worth the wait. The appearance package with the aluminum replacing the wood and the Charcoal Leather makes the interior. The metal pedals are radical too. This car drives fantastic and handles like a true German sports coupe should. No negatives except only 1 cup holder in the front.
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.
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.
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!