1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Consumer Review: Beautiful Piece of Junk
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe - Consumer Review

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Beautiful Piece of Junk
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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.

Favorite Features

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

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Reliability: Mercedes Benz = M-B = Mechanical Burden
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