2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Consumer Review: Poor quality throughout

2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class - Consumer Review

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CLK430 Convertible (4.3L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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Poor quality throughout
By Alan Weinberg on


2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK430 2dr Cabriolet (4.3L 8cyl 5A)


It's common for the front bumper grill
to pop off and get lost on st - $400 to
replace; MBnz "leather" is cheap, ext
thin and easily torn/punctured vinyl;
mini spare tire; interior windshield
woodtrim placed where it can fade;
outrageously designed & fragile cup
holder;idles rough and loud - my '91
Lexus w/206,000 miles is
smoother/quieter. Poorly placed frt
seat belts - difficult to retrieve
while std.
Many horror stories heard from other
owners at the Service
Dept. "Chryslerization" of
Daimler/Benz. Cheapness.

Best Features

None. I once before bought a new MBnz in 1989. Replaced it in 91 with the best car I ever owned - a Lexus 400 still smoothly operating. The 89 Benz was really a poor car. So is the 2003.

Worst Features

Re-design inside and out and stop being so cheap on materials with outrageous replacement costs
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