This car is great. I decided it was time to have a convertible again and this CLK430 has not disppointed. The performance is incredible (although it does drink the gasoline) and it has been very reliable. The ride is very tight and taking corners at speed is like riding on rails. Two downers about this car: 1st: unless you must have NAV, don't bother as the screen is very small and it's not very user friendly. 2nd: beware of parking lot curbs as they like to eat up your front spoiler. With that said I bought the car with 40K miles on it and now have 55K. It has been a true pleasure to own and great fun. I am very pleased with this Mercedes.
The seats are very comfortable, especially when taking long trips on the interstate. The audio system is phenomenal and provides crystal clear sound even at highway speeds.
Navigation system needs improvement and front spoiler needs a re-design as it is too low to the ground.
I was worried that i'd never use the
rag top, but was i wrong. Top is down
90% of the time. Plenty of room for
my little ones (they keep coats in the
car for when it's cold). very quiet
when top is up and freeway driving.
excellent gas mileage while on
freeway. great features. fantastic
power. wish i had the nav system.
Also, hard to find cell phones (other
than from dealer $$$$$$) with
integrated system. my wife even loves
Classy, compact, powerful, surprisingly
economical around town and on the road;
solid build quality, no cowl shake,
voice-activated phone and stereo/CD
controls a treat; a great road car,
eats up the miles in perfect security
with predictable handling
The car was in shop in total for over
two months out of 18 months we owned
it. Do not buy the convertible. It is
a major problem car. You name the
problem the car has it. Some of
Crysler's technolgy has managed to slip
in the CLK.