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By jvs
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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The front seat broke. The xenon head lights broke. The window wipers broke. The sun roof failed. Simply put, the car is an electrical nightmare. Will never go with Mercedes again.


Best Features

nice exterior


Worst Features

electrical


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CLK 500 Critique
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By Mercedes Owner
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


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CLK 320 Coupe
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By francf16
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The CLK320 is a great little car. It has been somewhat unreliable in that it is 2 years old, has 45K miles, and has been returned to the dealer numerous time for various problems, mostly electrical. Overall, it has great power for a V6, but still gets good gas mileage. Syling is fantastic and the interior


Best Features

Interior Styling and layout.


Worst Features

More robust interior components, with fewer cheap plastic parts.


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CLK 500
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By jms122860
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK500 2dr Cabriolet (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I have owned several high performance cars including 2 BMW's. The CLK500 is, without a doubt, the best car I have ever driven - and I loved the Bimmers. It looks beautiful (I get compliments from strangers all the time), and it drives even better. The engine's performance is thrilling and the handling is superb. It is absolutely a thrill to drive. A friend of mine traded his brand new E500 for a CLK500 after riding in mine! Its also much more practical than the SL series or the SLK, because it has a functional back seat (I have two young teens to haul around), although not very good for long trips.


Best Features

Looks and performance.


Worst Features

The GPS is a bit clumsy to use, but that's typical of these systems in any car. Could be voice activated.


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CLK and Truth
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By Simon X
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)


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I have owned this car for all of 1 month now. I read the reviews and everyone has an opinion. For the most part good, a few not so good perhaps. I have been a BMW driver for over a decade and this is my first Mercedes Benz. While I am used to a younger, sportier appeal in cars, the CLK 320 has changed my whole view of MB and the definition of fun, safe, sporty and elegant. If you have reservations about this car at all, I'm here to put your mind at ease. You will not be disappointed. You will probably drive this car for a long long time. My commute has become the fun part of my day!


Best Features

The little details...the button that puts the rear headrests down for better visibility. The cupholder that's flush with the dash but pops open with a push. The rear air vents for backseat passengers. The fold down seats for hauling lengthy items.


Worst Features

Only three...17" wheels should be standard. Perhaps one more cup holder for your front passenger (strangely enough there are two for the rear passengers) and an easy access change holder for meter money. None of these are deal breakers, can't say it really matters all that much.


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