by spenc618 on Apr 2, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK55 AMG 2dr Cabriolet (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
I was very concerned on the maintenance cost for this car but it's really not as bad as you think if you are mentally prepared to expect slightly higher costs.
I did have a transmission issue that kept the car jumping into default mode (3rd gear).
I hear it is a common issue.. a $900 dollar issue.
Other than that (FYI the dealership treated me very well) I brought the car as a weekend car.
power and looks make it practically impossible to NOT drive it daily.
It pulls so smoothly from the light that it is not until you look in the mirror or down at the dash that you notice you are moving so quickly.
Only car i have driven just for fun like riding my motorcycle.
by spenc618 on Dec 21, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK55 AMG 2dr Cabriolet (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
Fast great handling, SEXY car.
I love it and would recommend to anyone as a head turner.
Gas mileage is as expected, not your everyday driver.
4 sets of brake pads set me back 400 dollars at the dealer.
No way to keep the factory look and add satellite radio unless it was already installed.
Changing the head unit is not an option unless a custom bracket is fabricated.
Verify the one you buy has the wiring to attach the bluetooth adapter for your hands free calling by taking it to the dealer.
Adding it later is very expensive.
by AMG lover on Apr 14, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK55 AMG 2dr Cabriolet (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
Pre-owned with 7k miles, over a year now and I still try to find any excuse to be out driving it. Acceleration is amazing, 5 years old and still a head-Turner. Few minor things went wrong but all were covered under the warranty. I drove many Mercedes, BMW's and prosches, and I can tell you this one combines the power of a Porsche with the luxury of a Benz.
After last year's revamping of the CLK coupe, the convertible (Cabriolet) follows suit this year, sporting the same sleeker body style, along with a soft top that boasts greater outward visibility than before as well as key fob-operated usability.