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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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21 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe.
  • 320 CDI Elegance 2dr

    Neil Tragham Date: 01/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is not as good-looking as the first generation CLK, but at least the paint stays on this one!

    You have to pay if you want a lot of kit, and I have experienced some disappointing customer service.

    However, I have only had a couple of minor problems with the car in the last three years: the laquer on the alloys was easliy damaged - especially at tyre changes - which resulted in unsightly milky growths on the wheels.

    On a brighter note, it chomps up motorways and can waft along for hours at a fair lick (no speed mentioned; no confession).

    Do expect to be on the receiving end of a fair wack of jealosy because the front end looks great in other peoples' rear view mirrors.

    Apart from that, it does look a bit girly and my girlfriend loves it so much that she's buying it from me next month when I get a face-lifted CLK 350.

    Err... that's it.

  • 55 AMG 2dr

    Simon Tsoi , Essex . Date: 29/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    There is always wheelspin from stand-still acceleration and ESP will cut the power off, which can be frustrating.

    The ESP system is too sensitive. The power steering had an oil leak. The seatbelt pretentioners failed after 8000 miles. The on-board computer occasionally gives a false reading on a blown light bulb. Other than that, it's a decent sports car with all the comfort of a saloon.

    You feel different driving around in it because there are plenty of M3s everywhere. I have owned it for nearly a year now, so far I have never seen another one!

  • 240 Avantgarde 2dr

    Bhaven Ondhia Date: 10/03/2005
    • Overall 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

    My car

    A joy to drive with its silky-smooth ride and it has drop-dead looks. Very comfortable and as practical a coupe you can find. May not be the most fuel-efficient vehicle but makes up for it in every other department. Great residuals too.

  • 55 AMG 2dr

    b h Date: 04/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The CLK55 is everything you will ever need in a car: beautiful to look at, with great handling and power. There is room for four and a useful boot with rear seats that fold down so it is more practical. But lets face it, nobody buys this car for the boot space. It's all about the terrific 5.5-litre V8 engine that throws you back in your seat and passes other cars like they are standing still. It corners flat and dosen't understeer and the traction control can be turned off completely. I love it.

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