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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe - Consumer Reviews

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Love my CLK 430
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By Travis
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Styling, power, and handling. Comfort on moderate length drives. One drive at a good clip and you'll be sold.


Worst Features

The exterior paint chips pretty easily on highway trips. The front end fascia is too low and catches on curbs very easily ($1,500 to fix). The CD changer skips easily and the front seat cup holder is pretty weak. The wiper blade isn't the best either. Only minor issues in 7 years owned.


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By hts06
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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


Best Features

Rear sunshade is awesome for sunny days. Bose sound system is OK not he greatest. Staggered rims are hot. ESP makes the handling impeccible


Worst Features

Hopefully some day MB will stop making cars so that they can break and charge customers an arm and a leg. Free maintenance while under 4yr/50k warranty like BMW would be good


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Total Happiness in Virginia
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By David B. Bolt
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Easy touch controls and smooth handling. Love the comfortable power seats. I've always liked the Mercedes emblem on the hood. The heated seats are nice in the cold northeast. The car hugs turns like it's on a rail system. Bose stereo is awesome.


Worst Features

At 39,000 miles the power controls on the passenger seat broke. I believe 2 windshield wipers would be a huge improvement. Placing the CD changer in the dash instead of the trunk would be a big plus.


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CLK 430
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By frazier
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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Excellent styling, great performance, OK value


Best Features

The engine and suspension are first rate. The brakes are strong but non- linear. The exterior styling is first rate, and there is a useable back seat.


Worst Features

More direct steering, more standard features (a CD changer should be standard), a less artificial brake feel.


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CLK 430 COUPE
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By Henri
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2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Body styling, safety, adaptive transmission, large trunk. Not too much plastic inside - controls easy to use and read


Worst Features

Body style discontinued in 03. Not a fan of new. Park carefully, those front bumpers are easily damaged and very expensive.


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