2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Top Comparisons

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 320 CoupeReview
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    Great Drive — The car was actually 270CDI, automatic, but a perfect ride. I guess they've implemented everything that Mercedes engineers think of...

    Pros: comfort, gadgets, acceleration, handling, ...

    Cons: price?

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 500 CabrioletReview
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    A Beauty To Behold With Power To Spare, — I've owned my CLK since October of 2014. 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. I originally used this as my primary car to drive to client locations, now I primarily use it on weekends for fun. When I purchased the car it had 105 K miles on it, it now shows 118 K miles.

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

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 500 CoupeReview
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    It's A Machine. Not A Car. — Very solid. Very. Not too smart to run the wiring thru the floor board. Heavy duty mats and you'll be fine. Lifters seem to be an issue around 100k mi with this particular engine. Dunno if its due to a pump or pressure issue or lifter itselves. You turn heads in this car. Its not a C or E class. Rather a cross between the two. Mercedes doesn't make a CLK anymore. They're E class coupes now. I personally warm mine up for about 3-5 min before taking off and try to avoid short trips. She doesn't like short trips. She's a runner. Doesn't like to slow down. Loves the highway. Would def recommend and buy another one. Art in motion.

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

    Pros: My 5 y/o calls it 'fast horse'. Seems to always want to go faster. Good high end power. Fine lines. Thick as a tank. No problems with interstate driving in ANY state. To include the mountains. Plenty of power to climb and pass. Beautiful. Handles great to be so heavy. Especially if you go for the self leveling suspension. Buy this car. Comments everyday.

    Cons: Lifters. Dunno if it is an engineering flaw in the tear drop feeder being too shallow or what. Could be a lot of things. Cost a good amount to have these changed out. If you know how, about 350-500 bux and about 4-5 hours. 16 on intake, 8 on exhaust. 2 Spark plugs per cylinder. That means twice as many wires when replacing. Twice as much money too. The way they chose to cool the brake and power steering fluid causes tiny air bubbles to enter the system. Defeats the purpose of a closed system and requires one to change the said fluids at regular intervals. The manual states you'll 'feel' the brake pedal begin to get spongy. Really? Dunno if I trust the onboard diagnostic computer to tell me everything I need to know about the car. No oil/trans dipstick. Whatta dipstick move to pull Mercedes.

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 320 CoupeReview
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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

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

    Cons: Narrow inside, single cup holder.

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 320 CoupeReview
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    Fun Yet Reliable — I have had this car for over 4yrs. Never had a problem. Unlike other European cars, this one is super reliable! It looks great inside out. It has god a lot of great features. My favorite is Harmon Kardon Sound. Fun to drive!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: nice looks, realiable, never had a mechanical problems before

    Cons: 2 doors, not good as a family car

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK 320 Cabriolet Review
    Catherine says:
    Does have the power like the 500
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    Reviews From Other Years

    2009 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

    Review By pizzapiper

    CLK and E class Mercedes Benz cars are the best quality value available. German engineering and quality cant be beat! Pay a little bit more but get significant number of quality extras. MB has always ... Read More

    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

    2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

    Review By Guru9LDT8W

    Looking for a CLK convertible in excellent condition. This fell a bit short. Also looking for a different colour and exterior. Will keep searching. Read More

    Review By Guru9FJSW

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

    2007 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

    Review By William

    It is a very nice looking car. I would buy it Read More

    Review By GuruK8F9R

    The CLK is the best medium size with the best handling and performance regarding the power plant. 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

    2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Reviews

    Review By Kimberly

    I love it. Its sporty. looking for model great Read More

    Review By Allen

    its not the convertible so I give it just 4 stars Read More

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