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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.
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.
Pros: one touch top
Cons: sight out of the rear view mirror
Advice: Buy it, drive it, and love it.This is the perfect car for the person with kids up to the age of 14 or so. GREAT CAR and enough back seat to make it practicle too. Truely a great car and ride.
Cons: Mileage is a bit low, owing to the 302HP engine.
Advice: Don't drive one unless you want to buy.I was blown away by the appearance and performance of this car. It was my first new car purchase, and has been a truly incredible vehicle, even in comparison to a used CLK55 I drove for a bit. The engine is smooth and powerful, and the syling incomparably gorgeous.