Used 2002 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Consumer Reviews

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Great til something breaks!

Brigittetolson, 03/08/2010
CLK430 2dr Cabriolet (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
18 of 21 people found this review helpful

When I first got Heidi (yes, I named my clk430 Heidi), I was in love. The way this car takes turns, accelerates, and performs overall is amazing. Then, at a mere 77,000 miles- stuff started to break...the convertible top computer went out all the time, and eventually died (1400$ part), the cats needed to be replaced (1000$)...then after all that, the trans started slipping...after getting multiple quotes to fix all the problems and replace the trans, I was looking at about 5000$ worth of repairs. I made the choice to trade her in for the Lamborghini inspired Toyota mr2 spyder. The opinion of many mechanics was that the clks trans tends to die at 80k miles. Way too soon in my opinion.

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CLK55

mbenza, 10/15/2005
CLK55 AMG 2dr Cabriolet (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
13 of 15 people found this review helpful

Initial electrical problems with the interior operating components. The local dealer was more then helpful, always providing a loaner even though I did not buy it from them. After several visits, the dealer seems to have exorcised the electrical gremlins and the car is an absolute joy to drive. I can average 23 MPG if I drive at regular speeds. However, it is difficult to do that as this car constantly asks for more spirited driving and rewards you with a well balanced and stunning performance and , even with my driving style, still returns an average of 18MPG! I LOVE THIS CAR! I have a 2003 Corvette Z06 and did not drive it all summer because I would always turn to the Mercedes for driving.

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Mercedes fun in sun

George, 10/25/2017
CLK55 AMG 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
9 of 10 people found this review helpful

Clk is pricey on repairs . Tires wear out fast. Unable to rotate as they are directional staggered. Front brakes also wear fast. Body panels not up to present day gaps at seams. Expect some minor creaks within the interior. Decent mpg. Don't get one with chrome wheels. Phone system outdated. Resell value very disappointi by regardless if private party, even less so as trade-in. Quite fast, comfortable for 2 door coupe. Looks great & doesn't look outdated. Better than most in same class. Pay more to get one NOT beat up. Worth ownership if maintenance factor not an issue for buyer.

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Shocked (in a good way)

Mike Egan, 01/01/2020
CLK430 2dr Coupe (4.3L 8cyl 5A)
5 of 5 people found this review helpful

I bought this car on the basis of it's looks and apparent condition from a dealer who had mixed reviews. I was shocked at the performance and condition of the car. The dealer did not misrepresent the car at all...the suspension needed some attention, the front bumper cover was cracked, but otherwise it drove really well. This car, which I bought in Florida, cost me a total of $6500 to purchase, ship, replace (the perfectly good) Florida performance tires, with all new season MSR Continentals, new shocks (std. Mercedes recommended shocks),upper and lower ball joints (my choice.). They were not "shot" but i prefer to know what I am driving on, and a trans flush. Car now runs like new. Engine purrs (had 146,700 miles when purchased), and has true sports car performance. I have owned eleven different Mercedes including (3) somewhat modified 16V Cossies, a 1990 500 SL,1 1982 450 SL, 1986 560 SL, 1989 300SE, 1977 230 SL, a 1993 500E (Mercedes claimed super-car from the 1990's, and often touted as one of if not the finest Mercedes ever built) and have driven many others of more recent vintage. I can honestly say this is the best driving handling factory stock Mercedes I have ever driven. Having had both a 500E (1993) and a 400E 1992, as well as the various SL's, this C class car blows them all away from the point of view of handling and power/performance. Any suggestion that the C series cars are inferior in handling to the E series suspended cars...is from the misinformed (at least based on the performance of this CLK Coupe). Based on the various reviews, I have seen on this model, it would seem the reliability of this car is well above the previous Mercedes standards I have enjoyed previously. (spoken from significant experience). In my opinion, this car is one of the greatest "sleepers" ever built.

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AMG Rocket!

John Campen, 11/07/2006
CLK55 AMG 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
8 of 9 people found this review helpful

Purchased this 2002 CLK55 AMG in April 2006 with 30,000 miles only on it! Paid $42,500. Can't beat the power nor the handling its incredible! Why go out and buy an new M3 or CLS when you cant get one of these for a fraction of the price. 0-60 in 4.7! The looks are stunning and it catch's everyone's attention when you step on it!

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