What used Mercedes-Benz CLK coupe will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes-Benz CLK coupe?
Routine running costs are high and, depending on the age of the car, you need to make a decision about who will carry out the maintenance. Major services are at 9000 miles, but you should be able to halve your bills if you go to an independent specialist rather than a franchised dealer.
Fuel consumption is around 30mpg for the smallest engines, dropping to about 22mpg for the V8 versions. That's not exactly good, but it is acceptable for the performance they provide.
Rivals like the BMW 3 Series and Alfa Romeo GTV are cheaper to buy and run, but don't have the charm and character of the CLK. More exotic competitors like the Porsche 928 and Jaguar XK8 are a step ahead in performance, but will cost you more in the long run.