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By johnthelandlord
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought it new in 03, and have it as a second car. A few minor problems like flicker in tail light, sunroof one touch and stuck on ABS light on dash since then but nothing big. One thing that is VERY annoying is the complicated "computer" that's accessed through a series of pressing four buttons in certain sequence on the steering wheel. You can never find what you want easily and you can have an accident while you are fiddling with it while driving!! Setting the clock?? You need a degree in engineering to do it. Having an older BMW the controls were very simple one touch on one single button.


Favorite Features

Very smooth and quiet, good handling although a bit sacrificed for smooth ride. Built solid. Decent gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

The controls stink, get a better system all together. Match the color of the dashboard lights.


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Perfect design
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By clkowner
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This is a wonderful car. It manages to perform like a sports car without the punishing ride found in so many high performance cars. Everything it does is effortless.


Favorite Features

Fold down back seat allows me to throw my bicycle in the trunk when needed.


Suggested Improvements

The radiator fan is too loud!


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If you can afford it
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By todd
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This is a fantastic car to own. Sleek fast and a sheer pleasure to drive. Do not get the ventilated seats, makes them ride like hell. I didn't think I could pay $60 grand for a car and think it was worth the money. But I cannot wait to get another. Mercedes far excedes the customer service of the big 3. I leased mine for less than my Dad leases a 300c.


Favorite Features

One touch controls, class feel


Suggested Improvements

Make seats a little more plush.


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Wow, what a ride...
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By Mike N.
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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After a test drive on the 2004 Coupe, I was done for. It is just too exciting to drive. I had to have it. I've only had one other car that got the blood pumping like this - a BMW 540i. But this car is pure power and fits the driver like a glove. THe 302HP engine purrs like a lion and then springs to life. The cockpit is well designed, with most controls in easy reach. The computer can be programmed in all the expected luxury ways. Seems like MBZ did a great job on this.


Favorite Features

Power, fit and finish. subtle luxury without being overstated.


Suggested Improvements

Power brake placement.


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By Mercedes Owner
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Coupe CLK500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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This 2 door pillarless hardtop is a gorgeous example of an ultra modern luxury sports car that provides the open air look and fun of the bygone era of 2 door hardtops. This car turns heads for second looks, especially when all four windows are down. Performance and handling are outstanding, yet refined, so that you know you are driving a Mercedes at all times. I haven't found a thing yet to complain about; it's great.


Favorite Features

Hands-free phone Pillarless hardtop design 5 liter V-8 Interior; all of it


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