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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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I love this Car!!!
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By Ringmaster
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe


Review

I simply love getting into this car
every day. The only problem that I
have had with it is warping of my
rotors (The first three months I
always had my foot Way in it) The
accelleration is outstanding and it
handles well for a 5k lb car. I love
the throaty sound of the 4.3 litre V8.
I would highly recomend this car to
anyone.


Best Features

My favorite features are probable the body design. I have the AMG kit and wheels and I love the look of the car. Oh and the Rain sensing wiper is very cool too


Worst Features

A tilting steering wheel as well as the telescoping it has would be nice


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Hi-maintainance beauty
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By mango77
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe


Review

In a nutshell, this car's very
attractive, but a real lemon. I've
taken it in to the dealership 8 times
in a little over a year. Engine was
torn down and rebuilt, amongst other
obnoxious and ridiculous episodes. MD-
DC dealership and MBUSA have completely
turned a blind eye to me and I am
considering legal action.


Best Features

Beautiful and fast


Worst Features

Improve customer service greatly and accept responsibility, instead of a plethora of excuses.


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Mama's Car
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By Don_Q
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK320 2dr Coupe


Review

The purchase of the MB 320 SLK was the
result of my wife's refusal of the
offer of a Porsche Boxter, a decision
we have not regretted. Although a six
cylinder model we have been impressed
with the acceleration and handling and
its appearance draws attention.


Best Features

Seat adjustment and automatic wind shield wipers


Worst Features

Road noise seems excessive


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MUST HAVE
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By PJR
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe


Review

As my wife and I began pricing out new
vs used cars to replace my
older "college car," we were intrigued
by the classiness and sportiness of
the CLK 430. My wife, not the finest
judge of high technology, fell in love
with it faster than I did. She walked
in with me and we drove it home. I do
agree with previous writings, cheaper
interior than we would like, and
temperature control near the feet in
colder areas are a drawback--the dual
temp control is cool, but a little
tricky. The sunshade, V8, AMG rims,
and ground effects make this my first
child...


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Beautiful Piece of Junk
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By Mostly Bummed
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1999 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Coupe


Review

I should have believed Consumer
Reports! The reliability of this
vehicle is no better than a GM or Ford
according to CR. Problems since I have
owned it (37k to 42k miles): broken
power rear shade, broken engine heat
shield, broken cable for power drivers
seat (twice now), persistent engine
rattle, persistent interior rattles,
leaking rear differential seal, faulty
timing belt, broken lever to unlatch
fold down rear seats, loose drivers'
seat that needed new latches. All in
all a highly frustrating and unreliable
vehicle.

My recommendation: sell it before the
warranty expires, or better yet buy
something reliable like a Lexus, Acura
or Infiniti.


Best Features

Styling, strong engine, lots of nice gadgets, good highway high speed cruiser


Worst Features

Reliability: Mercedes Benz = M-B = Mechanical Burden


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