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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 430 CabrioletReview
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Good Car With A Smooth Ride — This car is,.... Well its a Mercedes. It drives completely different than a BMW, and I really like the way those drive. The Mercedes ride is a more softer, in my opinion there's a less direct connection between your right foot and the car. But, I have to be objective, it is a well built car with a nice ride and good feel.

Pros: It looks good and drives well.

Cons: The steering and feel gets really spongy at speeds above 120 mph.

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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 320 CabrioletReview
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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.

Pros: Quick and confident with amazing looks

Cons: It is very thirsty!!!!!!

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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK AMG 55 CabrioletReview
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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.)

Pros: Fast, Fast, Fast
Handles great
Turns heads even after 12 years
A blast to drive and the sound of the AMG exhaust raises the hair on your arm with the top down!

Cons: 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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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 430 CoupeReview
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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

Pros: Very stylish car. Excellent power and pick up. Handles well

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

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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK AMG 55 CoupeReview
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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.)

Pros: Excitement!!

Cons: None

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2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 320 Cabriolet Review
I have owned this car for over 8 years and absolutely love it. It doesnt need a lot of work. I have not put a lot of money in it. Rear Wheel drive so not terrible in winter, but needs tires.
vs2002 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWD
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Power Ranked 2002 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWD worse.
"More Horsepower"
Value Ranked 2002 BMW 3 Series 330i Sedan RWD worse.
"Lasts longer. Better engine. Better in snow. Less things wrong."
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Reviews From Other Years

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Review By buyerbeware72

Over priced by at least $1000. for a car with over 100,00 miles and 4 owners, smells like trouble Read More

Review By Shawn

I thought it was a fair price for the car I just couldnt get my car sold in time to buy it Read More

2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Review By Guru9FJSW

Great styling. Great handling. Overall good value. Expect to enjoy it for many years. Read More

Review By Byron

Not quiet an SLK 350 but very desirable. Reasonably priced and fun to own Read More

2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Review By KCKing1975

Do the math. Most of these cars are over 15 years old and high miles. The maintenance alone is very expensive. I owned a 2005 which was unreliable. Read More

Review By E Chanlyn

While I have only driven sports coupes my entire life, as I move up the ladder, Im really enjoying the ride. My prior vehicl a 2003 CLK500 was nowhere this 2007 CLK550. The 550 feels much more solid a... Read More

2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Review By Ronald

It was perfect and did not look its age.It was slightly over priced but a rare find. Read More

Review By Darryl

Great brand, clean and good price good mileage Read More

2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

Review By cliff

I like this car it drives very nice but I think its going to be expensive to maintain Read More

Review By Guru9Y8KVK

My wife loves it. Everything about it so far is great. Oil change is expensive, but she loves it Read More

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