A Styling Classic
By E. Maggio on
Vehicle2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK500 2dr Cabriolet (5.0L 8cyl 5A)
ReviewAmong the earliest CLK 500 Cabrios shipped. Superb styling and remarkable acceleration with pedal to floor. Also drive a '67 427 stick Vette so I speak with some authority. Minor problems with driver's seat belt "presentor". Early navigation system difficult to use, improved later in year but dash/wood/knob styling looks much better than improved GPS version. What's more important? I'm a style geek. Gas mileage seems poor to some because take is small! Get 23-25 on highway, 17-18 city driving. Top operation slick. Hard to understand why anyone could not love this car. Still get many great comments into 5th year. Wish it ran on regular gas! More power not essential with this car.
Best FeaturesSuperb styling and extra space back seat, more than BMW, but still not enough for golf clubs without removing driver and fairway metals.
Worst FeaturesBetter functionality GPS. Newer models likely much better, because couldn't be much worse.
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