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Consumer Reviews for the Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
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Used, abused and restored.
Shore Runner, 12/22/2021
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class
I got a deal on a 2008 CLK550 Cabriolet about 3 years ago. The top needed replacement and the run flats were shot. It had over 80K on it, but no check engine or alarms. So after tires and top and a seat belt, I got addicted. I haven't had this much fun since I had my RX7. The 5.5 engine is as bulletproof as any of Mercedes 8s. Most of them I've had in the past develop minor leaks, but … this one is still as clean as the day it was built. Using it's paddle shifters or automatic/stick, you can wind it out and jump it from 70 to 110 at the drop of a dime and handle it like it's on rails. The interior responds to leather conditioners and cleaning like an expensive purse, even in the baking Florida sun. The cost of top and top hydraulics should be considered when evaluating this car. Top replacements easily approach $2K, and hydraulic top components are equally as costly to replace. But if you enjoy a superbly handling car with breathtaking acceleration along with the comfort and maneuverability of a sports car, you'll enjoy this car.