This is luxury and fun car all in one. Its too bad a car this wonderful to drive should be so expensive when new because it really brings out the immature "man" side of me when I drive. LoL! All that means is that having the power of an AMG and a Convertible top to put down and explore the open road is awesome. One of the most notable things is... most people drive with their windows closed and don't experience the wind, the smells and the ambient noises around you while you drive. This car, or any convertible brings those senses back to life. And I know from my own "fears" thought owning this vehicle... an AMG Mercedes meant lots of maintenance expenses and wasted time at the dealer for service. But it has been anything but that! This car can be your everyday driver or your Sunday fun car! You Choose! It has neither been a maintenance problem or any other waste of time. Just a pure pleasure of power, luxury and the quality Mercedes Benz ride.
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. The 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.
The power, the styling, looks stunning with the top up and breathtaking with the top down.
The sound of that AMG 5.5 with the top down on a summer evening!
no adjustment for electronic granny.
Either too much traction control or none.
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.
The speed, handling and very quiet considering it is a convertible.
Bose stereo has full, rich sound.
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.
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Mercedes no longer manufactures CLK cars, but I wished if the rear fender was little bit more sporty looking. And the cup-holder holds nothing, i think it should be deeper or tighter
Purchased the CLK55 as a Certified Pre-Owned with 18K miles already on it. Timeless looks make everyone mistake this for a new car. It has gotten nothing but praise from my friends, neighbors and co-workers when they see it. The lack of pillars between front and rear windows allows for amazing visibility. Turning off the ESP allows for a little fun and lets you turn out the rear if you so desire. Driving this car is pure enjoyment. Rear seat is tight but can fit an reasonable size adult. For half the price of a new CLK I'm completely happy with my purchase. Averaging about 18mpg but can get 20 if I take it easy. If you're buying this car you shouldn't be worrying about price of gas.
Engine sound, nothing sweeter than a big V8.
HVAC barely able to keep up with Texas heat even with max tint on windows. More than one cup holder for front seat would've been nice.