Initial electrical problems with the interior operating components. The local dealer was more then helpful, always providing a loaner even though I did not buy it from them. After several visits, the dealer seems to have exorcised the electrical gremlins and the car is an absolute joy to drive. I can average 23 MPG if I drive at regular speeds. However, it is difficult to do that as this car constantly asks for more spirited driving and rewards you with a well balanced and stunning performance and , even with my driving style, still returns an average of 18MPG! I LOVE THIS CAR! I have a 2003 Corvette Z06 and did not drive it all summer because I would always turn to the Mercedes for driving.
Convertible top is easy, motor and trans are totally in sync with each other, excellent handling and big reassuring brakes not to mention the AMG exclusivity that even gets attention in jaded NY
All wheel drive would make this car perfect for all year around
This is the most fun car I've ever driven. When I went to trade in my 911 Porsche for a more practical car, I thought I would have to say good-bye to speed. This car effortlessly leaves everyone else in my dust. My office is next to an exotic car dealership. I love the looks of people who just plunked down over $100K, and didn't get nearly the car I did. This car never breaks a sweat as you go from a stop to highway speeds in a blink of an eye.
Acceleration, handling, brakes, the semi-automatic transmission, and the ragtop.
There are a few reliability issues to address, the gas mileage is worse than a SUV, there is a large blind spot for the driver, and the car could use a better sound system.
I purchased the 2002 CLK55 cabriolet with 28,000 miles on it in May 2005. The center console had to be replaced due to some LCD pixels burning out. The convertible top cables were also replaced at the same time. All work was under warranty. With the exception of these issues, this vehicle drives (and shows itself off) like a dream. Compliments abound when I'm on the road, stopped at a stoplight, going through a drive-thru window, etc.
just bought my first amg and it won't
be my last.owned(own)2001 clk 430 cvt
and thought it was the best car
ever.Test drove 2002 clk 55 amg cvt
and immediatly started looking for
just the right one.Just drove"THE
ONE"800 miles home and am in love.'04
was not in my comfort zone price wise
and did not even test drive.i don't
care how dated this car looks.I have
read the only way to tell the
differance between the 430 and the 55
was on the track,well don't believe
everthing you read.r.r
performance,solid feel,comfort even on
cheap finishes and paint job,this car
is more worthy!
This is perhaps one of the best
vehicles I have ever driven. My only
complaint is the electronics. My
passenger seat got stuck and the
convertible top also got stuck. I had
to reset the computer at the
dealership to handle this problem.
Other than that this car is
exceptionally awesome! Super fast and
The speed of this vehicle is what
impresses me the most. The looks of
this car with top down is very cool
too. The interior is well made and
I think the only improvement Mercedes
must make is working on the
electronics/ computer programs of the
car. They should probably also work
on the gas mileage.