2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class User Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Review Ratings

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  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 15 reviews
"handling" 7 reviews
"beautiful car" 6 reviews
"speed" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews

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pgwg writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK500 Convertible Review
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4

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Power! Convertible!

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Gas mileage isn't so great....only had for 2 weeks and CD changer went out on me so I had to put over $700 into another system.

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Never Thought I'd Own! — 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 already gotten my first speeding ticket! ;)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anbarasu writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 Convertible Review
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5

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Stylish, powerful, good control, amazing in freeways & lot more

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i couldnt see much negative on this.

Anbarasu
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Amazing Experience Driving This Mercedes-benz — 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 a sedan to accommodate our new baby :)

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ms_Jackson writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 Coupe Review
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5

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Beautiful looking car that's fun to drive.

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Uses premium gas only.

Ms_Jackson
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Gorgeous — This is an awesome ride. The handle and suspension are high quality and once you get into the the drivers seat, you know your driving not only a high end luxury vehicle, but a Benz. Well kept and clean on the inside and out!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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PopsBenz writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK55 AMG Convertible Review
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5

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For anyone looking for a practical exotic convertible, this could be the best. Yes, it can seat four adults, though those over six feet tall may not want to get in the rear seats, and it can be a challenge to enter and exit the back seats with the top up. But everyone who does fit will be comfortable in the luxurious leather. This car is wonderfully proportioned, sleek and classy. People notice it. It also is quick, with 370 hp. The transmission is amazing, with comfort, sport and manual settings. The last allows you to use steering wheel "paddle" buttons to shift for yourself. Handling and braking are exceptional, even with the superb ride that is firm but not harsh. The fabric top is three layers thick and can turn an open-air sports car into an amazingly quiet coupe. The AMG modifications transform a very nice car into a world-class ride.

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This is an expensive vehicle from day one. It is very sophisticated and built for high performance, and parts can be costly, though not in the same stratosphere as those for a Ferrari. More like a Porsche. It also is a convertible, which leaves limited trunk space when the top is down, though when it is up, capacity is good for a sports car. Fuel mileage is mediocre: around 17 mpg in town but as much as 24 mpg on the highway if you exercise restraint with the speed. This is no luxury sedan, and it isn't the full-blown sports car that an SL model is. So it's sort of a compromise, and for some that will always be a negative.

PopsBenz
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A Four-passenger Exotic Sports Car With Mercedes Quality And Class — A used CLK AMG Cabriolet with low miles could be the best sports car bargain out there. They are rare, but any Mercedes dealer can service them, and the driving experience will make you smile every time you get in.

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Drmcgruder writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 Convertible Review
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4

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Great value for convertible!

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Slow acceleration, No iPod or Aux input without expensive dealer assistance

Drmcgruder
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Fun Car To Drive Sexy With The Top Down Or Up — I bought this car for my spouse and she looks great in it. The CLK 320 is a great entry level car for a convertible buyer. Handles great ride is smooth and the gas mileage is on par with a vehicle in this class with a six cylinder engine. Horsepower could use a boost for a car of it's size (215hp).

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Renate writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK500 Convertible Review
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5

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one-button top down, beautiful, great handling, fast car! need i say more?

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small trunk (what do you expect?)
seat belt rides a touch too high on me (5'4" tall)
only one cupholder--and its kind of far away,
and no good place to set phone where you can easily reach it

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Sweet Clk! — one-button top down, beautiful, great handling, fast car! need i say more? Oh, and $19K for a 5-yr old MB that originally sold for over $60K, its a bargain! Quiet with top up--other than occasional squeak of the top when going over big bumps.

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Merc3 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 Convertible Review
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4

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A headturner with power. Has a functional back seat

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Not a family car

Merc3
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A Once In A Lifetime Car — Loved the car. It made me smile everyday. Unfortunately, I need an sUB for the family. Car was a beautiful, handled like. Was a dream with very little extra upkeep. Was comfortable in all weather with a family of three.

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Habib writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK500 Coupe Review
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5

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Buy the 500, it has plenty of power...car felt like it had more power than my M3. It's a luxurious ride that handles like a dream with tons of power.

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Nothing really...I had aftermarket xenon headlights which kept going out.

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Awesome Mix Of Sport & Luxury — Car drove like a sports version of a S500. It was a fun car to drive on longer trips. It was very reliable and never gave me any problems. the clk500 has plenty of power and handles like a luxury sports car should. I recommend this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Colby writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK500 Convertible Review
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Style,Power, Name

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Great Car! — Mercedes-Benz CLK 500 Convertible, what more can you say!!?? It has the power, the handling, the appearance, the fun factor, everything you Would want in a car, its right here. Performance-5.0L engine, produces 302 HP, not too much, but not too little, Great amount for this car, as acceleration is QUICK. Handling and brakes are Top of the line1 Build Quality- It's a Mercedes! Build right, no repairs at all Appearance-Interior is top of the line with leather, heated, memory seats, with all Power options inside with wood grain. Exterior is sharp, this will get heads Turning! Cost of ownership, Gas mileage can be better, only about 25MPG's, but it’s a Mercedes. If something goes wrong under or outside of the hood, it’s going to Cost basically twice as much as you would say as a ford or Chevy, due to the Name and recognition it receives. Fun Factor-GREAT CAR, very fun especially since it’s the convertible!

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Nick writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK55 AMG Coupe Review
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Corvette lilke performance, with a well... Benz ride!

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Repair Costs, Limited parts outside of dealer. Gas =(

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If You Want To Go Fast And Still Have A Good Back In 20 Years... — So after 2 C6 Corvettes I happened upon this gem of a car... Performance - feels heavy, and consumes gas like no other (ok so 20MPG isnt that bad) Build Quality - Just about perfect, no rattles or noises. You dont cringe when you hit a bump in the road Appearance - Decent, the AMG helps. Could still use a slower valence in the front, and maybe a different hood. Cost of Ownership - GET A WARRANTY GOOD GOD. Here is a small list of prices for parts: Rotors: $2500, Pads: $600, Tires: $1000 to 2000, Oil Change: $190 - these can be cut in half usually if done yourself or by another shop. Fun Factor - Handles good, doesn't feel as fast as an M3 or Corvette, If you have the cash spring for an SL.

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2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Best Car I Have Owned! By JoeMillican

Mercedes really does build a very nice car. It looks great and very comfortable and exciting to drive. I loved driving it on the winding hilly roads with the top down, if your a convertible fan then t... Read More

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

The thing I did not like about this car is when the tire sensor came on, which meant that one or more tires was low on air, so one has to be precise on the amount of air in the tires. It is a nice... Read More

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Clk 350 Is A Masterpiece! Quality All The Way Around! By txsmoke

I purchased this vehicle used from Mercedes as a used certified trade in. Since owning it I have not experienced any major mechanical issues. It is a very powerful vehicle with immediate response to p... Read More

Beautiful ,fast ,powerful By captkp

Nothing bad i can say about this car. Its a coupe so the limited rear seat legroom is not a drawback. It is a very comfortable great handeling good looking reliable car that is a pleasure to get in an... Read More

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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 feels like a luxury sedan. Definitely a car I can enjoy for many years to come. Only problem will be keeping ... Read More

Unique And Memorable By HaroldG

draws oohs and ahhhhs from everyone, a driver's car, seats four, unsurpassed surround sound, near new chromes are beautiful and attention grabbing, only an average of 5500 miles per year on the speedo... Read More

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2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Great Sports Car With Superb Handling By Zogzog

Overall, the best car I have ever owned. Very-powerful 300+ horsepower and the car reall moves! . A real sleeper. Nice AMG accents and low profile Michelin tires and sharp alloy rims. Not bad fuel e... Read More

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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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

I Have Owned A Mercedes For Over 26 Years And They Are Great Cars. By runningbear808

This car has plenty on room and handles better then my 1972 450SL. The dash is great and the auto top makes it very easy to put up and down. I can fit 2 of my 4 grandkids in the car with us. Read More

Performance Meets Style By James

Great to drive with plenty of pop when needed. I'm 6'5 and my wife is 5'6 and the seat settings accommodate both of us easily. Visibility is also very good especially considering the car's overall low... Read More

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