With performance ranging from very good to stunning, the CLK coupes and ragtops offer all the sensible Mercedes' virtues of safety, comfort and intelligent engineering along with an engaging personality.
by Travis on May 6, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
I have loved my CLK 430 coupe since day #1. It always puts a smile on my face and is great to drive, especially on the open road. The updated styling for 2001 still looks great and I think, better than the current, slimmer model. Despite some small nuisance repairs, I'd recommend it to anyone who wants a solid, sporty car to drive in the city or on the highway.
by hts06 on Feb 22, 2007 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
All in all I have to say that the Mercedes is a good car. Bought it used with 49k and the light bulb inside the speedometer went out, was $200 to replace. The pixels in the speedometer that show the gear and the temperature and the time started fading out. I have the extended Starmark warranty on it so I didn't pay a dime and they replaced the speedometer entirely and threw in the bulb for free! Car handles amazingly, not horrible on gas for a V8 (15-17mpg) Great acceleration, great handling, would definitely only recommed if you buy with warranty, otherwise the maintenance is not worth it $800 recommended maintenance services are a bit pricey every few thousand miles
by David B. Bolt on Aug 10, 2006 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
All-around great car, love the handling, and the awesome power is out of this world. It's my first Mercedes and if all keeps going well it won't be my last. Love the wide Terrelli tires, they really grip the road. Love the inteior and easy access to all controls. A CD changer in the dash would be a plus instead of the trunk. Love it when the car turns admiring heads on the open highway. It has quite an appetite for the gas, but the superb handling and overall fun of driving it supercedes that negative. Impressed with the roomy back seat and large trunk space. Overall thumbs up, thank you Mercedes.
by Henri on Jun 5, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
Bought it a year old. Lot's of fun. Only have 18k
miles on it after two years. Bad news. Front AMG
bumper cracks easily. 3000 to replace. Also have a
lot of new squeaks in front seats. Tires replaced at
12K miles. Bad city gas mileage, but good on
highway. Nice transmission, great seats, good
room for 4 people. POWERFUL engine, which
moves..Best body style so far. Had fuel sensors
replaced twice - under warranty. But love look and
feel of heavy car. Feels very strong and safe. Not
sure how resale value will be. Recommend buying
extended warranty before original exprires.
by GGrier on Nov 3, 2003 Vehicle: 2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
While possessing somewhat heavy
steering this car really is an
excellent performer. The V8 provides
great low-end torque that's always
available on command. The word that
most comes to mind is "solid".
Highway manners are superb even at
near autobahn speeds. The voice-
operated integrated Motorola v60 phone
is a joy to use. The factory
installed AMG-style spoiler kit is
nice, but prone to damage due to the
low front-end. Watch out for those
curbs! And other than an absolutely
deplorable radio unit (horrible
reception) and and trunk-mounted CD
changer (frequent skipping on bumps)
the car is wonderful!
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