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Mercedes-Benz CLK Convertible 2005‑2009(14 reviews)
Jeremy59 | 10th March '18
Had the 2007 CLK 280 Soft top Elegance for six months. Very pleased with the overall package and quality. Surprisingly easy to maintain. Servicing including plug change is easy DIY stuff. 7Gtronic box is best serviced by a specialist. The driver experience is a little soft for me but it is much loved by my wife. Plenty of power, box is a bit lazy and dim compared to a modern BMW but still good and smooth. Really can't fault the build and for an older car is holding up very well in all respects. I can't think of many other cars you could buy that give so much back for the money involved. Buy a nice one with history and you'll be as happy as we are with it, either for a run to the shops or a nice long road trip. Take your wallet because they are quite thirsty .
Mercfanatic | 20th February '17
Mercedes are all great cars, I've owned Mercedes for the last 25 years ,E class,C class,S class and for the last 8 years CLK's (one which I owned for approx 13 years) I can't bring myself to buy any other make of car!
ScottLloydAmey | 15th February '17
After months of searching I finally found a stunning 1 owner, V6 350 Sport with low mileage and, the spec I wanted.....Great
But, 18 months later...... I have Grandchildren!.....
Unfortunately she has to go for something we can get a baby seat or, two in without too much drama.....If I could I'd keep it.
Full size 4 seater with a decent boot (roof up).
Good on fuel for what it is. 30-35 on a long run and, 21-23 around town.
Amazing heater and, heated seats.
Harman Kardan stereo sounds fantastic.
Ride quality and seats. (pneumatic support bladders).
Engine sound with the AMG exhaust.
Looks the business even at nearly 9 years old. Paint work is very good quality and NO rust on these as they are galvanised!
Effortless acceleration (275bhp) and powerful brakes.
Not so good points:
Difficult to use the ISO fix points in the back because of the heavily contoured rear seats.
Big doors make getting in and out tricky in a car park.
Power seat buttons don't feel the highest quality although, the have never been a problem.
Not a lot else I can think of without being really pedantic.
Overall a beautiful looking Mercedes that I'm proud to own. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending one of these to anyone looking for a full size convertible.... Fantastic value for money on the used market if you can find a well cared for example that hasn't fallen into the hands of a Boy racer!
Nysrat | 6th October '13
If you want heads to turn, this is the car for you. The sheer size of that car reminds you "you have arrived!".
An effortless drive yet equally powerful when you need it to be. Envy of your friends as its fully loaded plus more. Spacious considering its a convertible and amazingly smooth, suave and velvety.
stevem51 | 27th August '13
Compared with its predecessor, this has nowhere like the solidity build quality or reliability. Since its purchase from a Mercedes dealership two years ago, it has had a major engine management component, new alternator, new power steering pump and the water pump is on the way out. This on a car that has still not done 50,000 miles. All services and repairs so far have been done by Mercedes main dealerships.
Many of the plastic interior parts are flimsy: the buttons on the seat controls, the housing around the seat belt holder, the grommets where the wind deflector sits - even the wind deflector itself. (Plastic, rather than the metal frame of the older version.)
You can tell that this model was made to save money - I admit that if you haven't had the older model, you have no basis for comparison, but this is the fifth Merc I've bought and is by far the worst.
If you do buy one and have the option of the Tier 1 warranty, take it - this is a good warranty. You may be lucky and have a reliable car, but you may get one like mine, and regret not taking the assurance the warranty gives you.
But after 15 years of Mercedes ownership, I have decided that this is the last one I will own. I hate to admit it, but I think used BMW and Audi cars are now better buys.
mikebushnell | 16th August '13
Have owned this car for over 2 years, and it has been totally reliable and a fun car to own and drive. Bought from the original owner who specified the car magnificently..Running costs have been good. She does 35 mpg on a run and mid twenties driven locally. Would recommend this car for any one who wants a convertible, and can still fit two adults in the back.
simon-bullock | 9th November '12
This car has never missed a beat i loved it i had it for 3 years and never played up ounce fuel cost were good to for a 3L i highly recommend a low mileage clk 280 to anyone i am now buying a e class i hope it is as good as this car was even the service costs were good well done Mercedes
STZ13 | 10th April '12
Firstly i would advise people to buy from a Mercedes dealership.
If you don't make sure you give the car a good looking over and take a test drive on a more demanding road this will show up any unwanted rattles & knocks, better still take a mechanic or a representative from the AA/RAC which will cost very little for peace of mind. I purchased from a non Franchised dealer after looking over the car taking it for a test drive and getting a vehicle check done. Unfortunately i later found accident damage which was not recorded on the vehicle check and botched repairs but had no success in getting repairs done from the car dealer from where I purchased the car and I've already had to replace the battery after only 600miles.
Now for the car itself, this is an absolute pleasure to drive whether it be twisty bits or motorway cruising the car handles both effortlessly and very comfortable too. The power from the 3.5 ltr engine by my reckoning is just about right considering the cars weight, If you intend to do a lot of driving with the top down try to buy a car with the Wind Stop included as it's a bit blustery without and you won't loose your shopping off the back seat ! Otherwise a pricey £500 to purchase.
Nothing I don't like about the driving experience altogether a very nice car.
michaelL | 4th August '11
I've had a 320 cab for 2 years and never had any problems. The car drives like a sports car but can seat four people and looks great with the hood down. Drives well, looks good, well built. Feels safe and can handle 4 passengers
justinS | 13th June '11
Drives well, looks good, well built. Feels safe and can handle 4 passengers unlike others in its class that has a parcel shelf as rear seats.
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