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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class User Reviews

2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews

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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK55 AMG Convertible Review
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5

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Fast, Fast, Fast
Handles Great
Turns Heads
A blast to drive

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It is a MB so expect repairs do cost you, but if that was an issue buy a Toyota. MAF sensor needs to be cleaned when you change your oil and changed from time to time which takes about 10minutes and costs less than $100 online. The brakes on the CLK55 AMG could be firmer (upgrade to stainless steel lines and better rotors fixes this)

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The Perfect Gentleman's Hot Rod — The CLK55 AMG does not shout "Look at me!" But when you do, you whistle said one article as well as calling it the perfect gentleman's hot rod which is my taute to my friends driving Corvettes, Porsches, Vipers and the like. The CLK55 AMG combines luxury, power and performance with looks and innovative technology. Something akin to if a car was James Bond in a word. It is a CLK that has been hot rodded by AMG, Mercedes' high-performance partner and the group that builds and campaigns the sports racing cars. Note here that the CLK55 AMG was the Formula 1 racing series' safety car 2 years running. It takes a lot to look good in the lead of a pack of F1 Series speed demons and the CLK does it in style. It has a 5.5-liter V8 built and hand-assembled by AMG, producing 342 horsepower and a more than ample 376 foot-pounds of torque. What you cannot see under the black engine cover is a super-stiff forged steel crankshaft inside the pressure-cast aluminum block of the chain-driven single overhead-cam V8 with two intake and one exhaust valves per cylinder. It also has 16 coils and 16 spark plugs if you ever are inspired to take the engine cover off and give it a back yard tune up. The dual-resonance intake manifold with tuned runners is responsible for most of the torque, which requires a manlier differential and four-bolt driveshaft that's four inches in diameter and has a 10.5:1 compression ration that quickly responds when pressure is applied in vigor to the accelerator pedal. There is a five-speed automatic transmission from the gearbox used in the V-12 S-class models, because that gearbox can accept all the torque coming from this sleeper car. Along with that you have an upgraded suspension, with stiffer springs, tighter shock valving, thicker stabilizer bars and firmer suspension bushings. It rides on AMG alloy wheels, 7.5" front and 8.5" rear, draped in 225/45ZR17 and 245/40ZR17 rubber. The front vented discs are 13.2 inches in diameter and the rears 11.8, which increases the braking area by just over 7.5% over the standard CLKs with pin-mounted rotors. Note, this technique is used in racing to keep the system cooler. The CLK55 AMG is worth the price of admission if you never turn a corner at breakneck speed if nothing more than to exercise your right to put your foot in the gas tank when entering an on ramp. Zero to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds will do that for a car and 10 times out of 10 you will be breaking the speed limit before you can actually get to the expressway. The 6000rpm rev limiter comes up in a blink with peak output at 5500. You can hit the rev limiter at six grand in a heartbeat so let the automatic do the work until you are in 3rd gear as you can barely shift fast enough to keep up with this car. The thrumming of the 5.5 liter V8 is audible, and quiet delicious to the ear even if its not the size of your grandpa’s Cadillac for it will pull twice as hard. When you tromp the pedal, it will light the tires up in in traction control mode so roll it from a stop or be prepared to buy lots of tires. It likes to be flicked into a turn, meaning it’s fun to flick it, but a hard flick doesn't always end exactly at the end of the flick. On an uneven surface in a sweeping corner, the CLK may twitch just enough to keep you honest and under control and more importantly… out of jail. If there were a flaw in the CLK-55 AMG it is it does everything well. Yes there are faster, yes even ones that corner better but to do so in a Mercedes, with the top down… right before you pull up to the valet is hard to match.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Josh writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK430 Convertible Review
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I like it

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none

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Great Car To Drive — I like this car and it runs and drives great and I would tell anyone who would want a car that does not look like a cookie cutter car to go get one like this one, It turns heads everywhere it goes

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Andrew writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK430 Convertible Review
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Ultimate driving machine

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not fuel efficient

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Best Car Ever Driven — So solidly built, very tuetonic in stance and performance, not for the faint of heart the acceleration is wonderful. This is a fabulous road car and the fact that it is a cabriolet is a bonus. This was the last of the masculine body design before the CLK whimped out.

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Mario writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK55 AMG Coupe Review
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Excitement!!

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None

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Love It — Can not complain, I love her! great performance and great looking! Customer relationship with the MB Dealer is excellent, lot of fun to drive over tracks and for every day use! decent gas mileage even when you drive hard, can not talk about quality since you just know it, amazing interior colors and materials!!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Ted writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK430 Coupe Review
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every day driver at home at vir

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need stick to keep gear - auto trans will kill you on a track

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My Clk — wish it came in manual then i'd be keeping it longer. good torque - extremely good acceleration from 40 to 80 great build quality for a newer mercedes great styling-much better than new clk since ownership i've spent less than $2k on maintenance but have bought 3 sets of rubber - best tire so far is bfg g-force no rattles but pretty rough ride compared to reg sedans - low profile tires dont help i've tracked this car for 2 years and it keeps up with a lot a more track worthy cars

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unitedauto15 writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK320 Convertible Review
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Sleek and smooth ride, a lot of fun and really powerful for a sports car. Gotta love the convertible, but not in the rain!

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Pricy fixes, it's a Mercedes, what can you say. Any damage to this car costs a lot more than the average.

unitedauto15
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The Rich Man's Car... — I love the handling and performance of this vehicle, the interior is sleek and well done...definitely German engineering. The cost for maintenance and gas can be taxing, but it's definitely a luxury car...very smooth. Overall I enjoy it...for fun.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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CLloyd writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK430 Coupe Review
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Very stylish car. Excellent power and pick up. Handles well

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Eats tires. Trunk mounted C/D changer that skips on every bump.

CLloyd
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Very Classy Hot Rod — This by far is one, if not the best car i have owned. Beautiful in styling, performance is powerful and responsive. Just a blast to drive. Many folks admire this body style. I plan on keeping this car for many years as it still drives like new. Great investment.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Wayne writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK430 Coupe Review
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fast, sleek, draws attention

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VERY EXPENSIVE TO REPAIR

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Clk430 — Its extremely fast and draws alot of attention, that can be good or bad. The gas mileage is also pretty good, 24 mpg on the highway and about 18 to 20 in the city. I love driving this car and the only way I'm going to sell it is if get a newer one or a convertible one.

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Sean writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK430 Convertible Review
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Everthing

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Feul

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Sexy Convertable Beast — Its a Droptop to start with, far more Beautiful than a BMW convertable.A monsturously powerful engine that just sees off those GTI`s, STI`s, 330`s etc you get the point. The roar of that big V8. It`s legendary build quality, it rides like a dream, its a blast to drive. If u gata ask the price move on

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Vic writes:
2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class 2 Dr CLK320 Convertible Review
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Quick and confident with amazing looks

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It is very thirsty!!!!!!

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I Love Driving This Car — Have had it nearly a week now and have had a smile on my face constantly.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

It Is A Great Car, It Manages Very Nicely, Its Quiet, No Exterior Noise.extremely Comfortable. By pearlharbor5000

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Love It And Love Driving It By perkins75

It's beautiful sitting at the curb. It's graceful and sleek. The car is well crafted and runs very soothly. I am getting about 25 mpg going to and from work including city streets. On a trip from San ... Read More

I Love It. By arunr76

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2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

An Affordable Dream Car. By Luger

Love the comfort, the good visibility, the response. It handles like a sports car, but handles like a luxury sedan. Definitely a car I can enjoy for many years to come. Only problem will be keepin... Read More

Unique And Memorable By HaroldG

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Best Car I've Ever Owned By glutes33

This car is awesome. It looks good, runs awesome and with 68000 miles, still runs like it did in 2005 when I purchased it. With the exception of scheduled maintenance and 2 sets of tires, this vehic... Read More

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Maintenance cost is expensive. She is a beautiful car. Sexy, sleek, and smooth. In return you get great performance for speed and power on the streets. You can drive at an amazing speed and still h... Read More

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2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Never Thought I'd Own! By pgwg

I pretty much love everything about the car! It shifts smoother than any transmission (auto) that I've ever driven. Leather interior makes it feel even more quality. It goes kind of fast though...I've... Read More

Amazing Experience Driving This Mercedes-benz By Anbarasu

I really like this car very much. This is my first car ever in my life and what a way to drive the first car :) Stylish, powerful, good control, amazing in freeways & lot more Will sell soon, to buy... Read More

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