This is the first Mercedes I've purchased. I will not settle for less (I since purchased an M-Class then an R-Class for my wife). The handling is great and the top is easy to work (the next year Mercedes make the top fully automatic). I would recommend the CLK to any person that enjoys the being out and about. The trips to Las Vegas make this ride a must! Just wish that bluetooth was readily available in 2002.
The styling and comfort the response when called upon.
Improvements to the top and bluetooth have been made since 2002.
The CLK320 Cabriolet is truly a fun car to drive and a head turner even in a crowd of Benz's, BMW's, Caddies, et al. There are a few weaknesses though in the clunky suspension and lack of steering feedback. As I tell my son, it's a luxury car not a sports car speedster. For class, style, and practicality I don't think there's anything on the market even close, although reviews that say it seats 4 adults "comfortably" must be based on the opinion of some small folks. You can get 4 in, but nobody is very comfortable. Engine is strong, even if not real quick off the line and the highway ride is dangerously smooth - 100mph creeps up on you easily. If you're looking at this car - BUY IT - you won't be sorry!
BODY STYLING, on board computer/information system, decent in- cabin storage spaces, rock solid feel on the road
Better front wind deflection (extendable visors), CD player in dash, seat warmers and back seat windscreen as standard equipment. Window switches in doors -not console. Full control of audio in steering wheel (have to switch from radio/CD/tape and CD to play on the head unit) ONE TOUCH TOP Up/Down
I've wanted a Benz convertable for the
longest time and in 2001 my dream came
true. I had to wait nearly a year
before it arrived at my dealer, but it
was so worth it. This car drives great.
I took it down the Coast Highway last
summer and had a blast. The car is a
real eye catcher too. I get compliments
on it every time I take it out. It's
also very quiet with the top up, even
though that's not often for me. The
seats are very comfortable too, its
been to LA and back a few times. In a
few years I'll seriously look into an
Easy to operate drop top. Keyless entry
system. DVD Navigation system. Heated
Redesign and relocate the cup holder.
The Nav. system could be more user
friendly. The computer's voice is very
hard to hear. And make the radio less
complicated. It sounds great but takes
your eyes off the road too long just to
select a new CD. Dash mounted CD
I love this car. I only paid about 2000
in options, because almost everything
is standard! It actually fitted a 6'
guy in the back! It's safety rating is
great, too! It never fails on me and
it's just the kind of cabriolet I like!
GPS, Auto seat adjusters, auto
retractable top, back seats actually
able to seat 2 adults.