2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Consumer Review: Superlative car but real milea
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2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - Consumer Review

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CLK500 Convertible (5.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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Superlative car but real mileage is poor
By mstrebe on

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

Review

The CLK500 cabrio is a fantastic car. No compromises with this car--it doesn't even really need four doors because you can drop to top with the keyfob so backseat passengers can comfortably enter standing up. I use it to get my kids and their carseats in more easily than seating them in our SUV. Performance is fantastic. 0-60 in under 6. I've done 135 in it and there's litterally no difference in handling between that and 65. Braking is astonishingly short. Great car for family guys who want a sports car or tall people--drivers up to 6'7". One warning though: The real mileage you'll get in this car is about 16.5 mpg.

Best Features

The automatic top can be opened or closed with the keyfob, which makes it far more useful than a regular convertible. You'll drive with the top down a lot more often.

Worst Features

There's nothing to improve about this car except the gas mileage, which is probably impossible considering its performance.
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