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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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19 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet.
  • 280 Avantgarde 2dr

    jas singh Date: 21/09/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I used to own the 230 Kompressor and I thought that was good but this far supersedes the old one.

    With the top down, people stare and say 'nice car'. The purr of the V6 engine is amazing and can be heard coming from a distance.

    The car is more spacious and has all the mod cons. I would recommend it to anyone.

  • 320 Elegance 2dr

    Damon Williams Date: 17/05/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Well summer's here again, so time for a convertible.

    I have been a BMW devotee for the last 10 years, owning several - the latest being an M3 convertible (nice car but the harshness gets to you after a while). I had a brief encounter with a Volvo C70 and to be honest they really don't cut the mustard.

    I tried the old CLK convertible and the BMW beat it hands down. But the new CLK is a completely different car. The 320 engine is sublime, the car pulls extremely well in all ranges and gives that all important V6 growl when accelarating hard.

    The CLK's looks are pure class with the hood up or down and it definitely blows the BMW away. Be sure that you will get positive comments with this one from everyone.

    The practicality of the CLK is well known with an immense boot and four seats that can fit four adults in comfort and a boot that will consume all reasonable luggage loads.

    Its handling is not sporty but very capable. I opted for the 17-inch wheels and sports suspension, which offers a slightly improved handling but to be honest I doubt you will ever really need or gain any benefit from the upgrade.

    Cost-wise, well you get what you pay for in my opinion and I for one don't feel the slightest bit shortchanged. Service costs are average for this type of car, in fact lower than some German rivals I could mention.

    All in all, a class package that delivers exactly what a high-end convertible should do (also, you won't look like every other BMW convertible in

  • 320 Avantgarde 2dr

    Robert Hamilton , bedfordshire . Date: 06/01/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is expensive to run. I have found the MPG definitely not the same as the manufacture's figures. However, it is excellent to drive, has plenty of toys and the car looks sexy, which complements me as I am so handsome.

    In the past 3 years I have gone from an Audi TT 225 cab which I swapped to an Audi A6 estate (due to having a dog) to this brand spanking new CLK320 Cab. There is definitely plenty of space, and where I was weary of having not enough space for a medium sized dog the car is indeed practical for anyone with one or maybe two dogs.

    So I would like to blow a raspberry to all those people who say "cabriolet cars are not for people with dogs, and anyone with a dog should have an old man estate!".

  • 320 Avantgarde 2dr

    Dave Lathan , Oxford . Date: 14/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Great car, but poor boot space, even with the hood up and with space maximised.

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