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By mango77
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe


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In a nutshell, this car's very attractive, but a real lemon. I've taken it in to the dealership 8 times in a little over a year. Engine was torn down and rebuilt, amongst other obnoxious and ridiculous episodes. MD- DC dealership and MBUSA have completely turned a blind eye to me and I am considering legal action.


Best Features

Beautiful and fast


Worst Features

Improve customer service greatly and accept responsibility, instead of a plethora of excuses.


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Mama's Car
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By Don_Q
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 2dr Coupe


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The purchase of the MB 320 SLK was the result of my wife's refusal of the offer of a Porsche Boxter, a decision we have not regretted. Although a six cylinder model we have been impressed with the acceleration and handling and its appearance draws attention.


Best Features

Seat adjustment and automatic wind shield wipers


Worst Features

Road noise seems excessive


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MUST HAVE
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By PJR
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe


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As my wife and I began pricing out new vs used cars to replace my older "college car," we were intrigued by the classiness and sportiness of the CLK 430. My wife, not the finest judge of high technology, fell in love with it faster than I did. She walked in with me and we drove it home. I do agree with previous writings, cheaper interior than we would like, and temperature control near the feet in colder areas are a drawback--the dual temp control is cool, but a little tricky. The sunshade, V8, AMG rims, and ground effects make this my first child...


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Beautiful Piece of Junk
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By Mostly Bummed
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe


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I should have believed Consumer Reports! The reliability of this vehicle is no better than a GM or Ford according to CR. Problems since I have owned it (37k to 42k miles): broken power rear shade, broken engine heat shield, broken cable for power drivers seat (twice now), persistent engine rattle, persistent interior rattles, leaking rear differential seal, faulty timing belt, broken lever to unlatch fold down rear seats, loose drivers' seat that needed new latches. All in all a highly frustrating and unreliable vehicle. My recommendation: sell it before the warranty expires, or better yet buy something reliable like a Lexus, Acura or Infiniti.


Best Features

Styling, strong engine, lots of nice gadgets, good highway high speed cruiser


Worst Features

Reliability: Mercedes Benz = M-B = Mechanical Burden


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NEW AND EXCITED OWNER
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By ELENI
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe


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From the first time I ever laid my eyes on the CLK I knew I had to have it. I had to wait a couple of years to fit it into my price range but alas that time has come. So far the car is magnificent. From the look and feel to the pick-up and speed. I haven't had too much time with it but can tell that this car will never lose my interest.


Best Features

Definitely the look and feel.


Worst Features

Not too good on gas but everything else makes up for it.


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