2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Review

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Edmunds' Expert Review

  • Solid chassis, composed ride, comfortable front seats, fast power top operation in Cabriolet.
  • High price, some subpar plastic trim, a few hard-to-use controls.

A stylish, if expensive, melding of comfort and performance suitable for all but the most serious driving enthusiasts.

2005 Highlights

This year the CLK's standard eight-speaker Bose audio system is scrapped in favor of a 10-speaker Harman Kardon unit, while the navigation system is now DVD-based. The 320 model gets upgraded standard wheels, and offers a lighting package with foglights that illuminate with the turn signals, or when the steering wheel is turned. The 500's five-speed automatic is replaced with a new seven-speed unit with steering wheel shift controls. Also, ventilated front seats are now optional. The complimentary scheduled maintenance program has been dropped for 2005.

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4.63 out of 5 stars
FIVE YEARS AND HAPPY
FIVE YEARS OF FUN,03/25/2010
CLK320 2dr Cabriolet (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Bought this car in December 2004 for my wife and we have enjoyed the car a lot. The car has been pretty good as far as problems. If I were thinking of buying a used one I would check the service record of the car and if it did not have a problem history, I would buy one. I have found in driving Mercedes Benz it really depends on if you get one that is made good or one that is a lemon. I have had both in my 30 years of Mercedes. They are very expensive cars to buy and to maintain but style and good looks and the Mercedes emblem never have come cheap.
3.75 out of 5 stars
Beautiful Car: Horrid Reliablitiy
Autooracle,11/05/2007
CLK320 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A)
Reliability issues. Climate control: 5 times in the shop for now, and going in now for the 6th. Rough Idle: 4 times. Seat belt motor: 3 times. Driver's seat motor. Rain sensor activating on a dry windshield. Reverse Ttilt for rear view mirror: repaired 4 times. Radio: 2 times. Steer clear. Overall reliability of electrical items is horrid.
3.5 out of 5 stars
Sobering Realization
bizzybee81,04/01/2013
CLK500 2dr Cabriolet (5.0L 8cyl 7A)
After 5 years of ownership, having purchased new, once my extended warranty (5 yr, 100k miles) ended, the sobering realization that major repairs costing more than the car is worth was a wake-up call. I'm being told by the dealer and MBUSA that the 7-speed transmission and torque convertor has to be replaced at a cost of $7k. With just barely over 130k miles, this first generation tranny is now defunct. It turns out it was a sealed transmission with no prescribed maintenance schedule to prevent problems. I'm told metal seems to be floating around and it has to be replaced -- at full cost to me! What OEM does that?? Add to that another $8k in other repairs, and $15k!! Last MB I'll ever buy.
4.38 out of 5 stars
What women over 50 think
jkp,09/11/2004
CLK55 AMG 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl 5A)
Fun to drive. Great handling with tight turns. Significant blind spot with top up but when it's down, what a rush. The excelleration is exceptional and the ride is so smooth with higher speeds. Limited trunk space but can do overnighters without a problem. Comfortable even on longer drives.

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Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Overview

The Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class is offered in the following submodels: CLK-Class Coupe, CLK-Class Convertible, CLK-Class CLK55 AMG. Available styles include CLK55 AMG 2dr Cabriolet (5.4L 8cyl 5A), CLK55 AMG 2dr Coupe (5.4L 8cyl 5A), CLK320 2dr Coupe (3.2L 6cyl 5A), CLK320 2dr Cabriolet (3.2L 6cyl 5A), CLK500 2dr Cabriolet (5.0L 8cyl 7A), and CLK500 2dr Coupe (5.0L 8cyl 7A). Pre-owned Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class models are available with a 5.4 L-liter gas engine or a 3.2 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 362 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed shiftable automatic. The Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a unlimited yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class?

Price comparisons for Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class trim styles:

  • The Used 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class CLK500 is priced between $11,999 and$11,999 with odometer readings between 68128 and68128 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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