2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class User Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 26 reviews

  • 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" 16 reviews
"power" 14 reviews
"handling" 6 reviews
"beautiful car" 5 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"high maintenance" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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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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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.

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

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v8 convertible ftw

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fuel efficiency

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My Toy — simply love it. driving convertible in bay area is such enjoyable event; soft sunshine + clean air (compared to LA, that is) the performance is decent, especially the "S" handling. oh yea, love the engine sound when accelerating; the gas consumption is high, unfortunately, $80 for 250 miles around >_< rather than that it is all cool~~

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

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For sporty driving- enough to run fast with visual fascination.

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Narrow inside, single cup holder.

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Relighting About Clk — If it is considered that this has v-style 6cylinders, 218hp is not bad. But it's true this is not for sports driving. For sportyyyy driving- enough to run fast. 249km/h 0km-100km takes 6.5seconds. or in 7secs. Performance- as most Mercedes do, acceleration is little late than other German brands. Pretty good breaking appropriate performance even when drive too fast, this is reliable rotor. somewhat heavy handing that gives super stability. You can feel when you turn with clk on hwy or freeway. especially the speed exceeds 200km.. inspiring of me...liable...to ensure the safety for driver... Build Quality- very satsfied, sturdy body ( it has no b-pillar) no repair is needed unless generator makes trouble. Appearance- Good looking, enough to drive with a lot of fun. Not be disgusted even as time goes by. But, wheel bases...a bit small.. Fuel cost is pretty good, it exhausts 8km/L in urban, 10 up to 13km/L in rural. speed limit system is really helpful if you are likely to use. Very fun, 4 passengers (if 2 couples would be great), open all 4 windows will be inspired of all.. see the curve from the side line...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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madmla21 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Review
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302hp, Convertable, 4 seater, FFFAAASSSTTTT!!!!!

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brakes could be better, car is heavy

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Great Car — this car is built to the best craftsmenship I have ever seen. The 302 HP is enough to make any car scared of it on the road yet little realze that a car this good looking can be so quick. this is one of the best and funnest cars I have ever owned and the soft top is on the complete other end of the spectrum then my old Jeep soft top.

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

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Fast and fun to drive

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Audio/NAV system emitted squelching sounds when overheated.

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Clk 500 Cabriolet — Custom ordered this car back in 2004. Had leather sports seats with custom colors. Had a problem with the audio/NAV system where very loud squelching noises would happen if the temperature got too hot. Dealership could never fix the problem. Ended up selling the car for a down payment on a house. Loved driving this car tho, heard they are revising for 2010?

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

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My CLK is a beautiful piece of art. The lines are graceful and flowing  especially with the top down, It has more than adequate horsepower at at the press of the accelerator all wrapped in a luxurious and comfortable ride.

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Gas mileage is not the best, but that's to be expected with the big liter V8. Also repairs can be a little on the high side.

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A Beauty To Behold With Power To Spare, — I've owned my CLK since October of 2013, not quite a year. Not long after my purchase while driving on the freeway I encountered a bump at approximately 60 mph which placed my car airborne for a second or two, when it came down the rear headrest rollbars deployed which required resetting by an certified Mercedes mechanic since the top was up at the time of the incident. It was repaired to my satisfaction and has had no similar problem since then. Understanding this is an eight year old car, I would say it has held up quite nicely.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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.

pgwg
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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! ;)

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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 :)

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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

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

Excellent, Sporty, Fun To Drive. Head Turner. By SC_Mark

Handles great. Very quick and responsive. Especially fun in the spring/summer months. Great for day to day needs. Good trunk space, even more when top is up. Not neccessarily ideal for large families,... Read More

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2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

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

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

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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

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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