Even after a few years this car is hugely desirable and in demand. You'll get close to two thirds of what you paid back after three years, helping to offset the high purchase price and lack of discounts unless you shop on the internet. Routine running costs are high, but those who can afford the purchase price will expect it.
Mercedes-Benz CLK Sports quality & reliability
The CLK is from the period when Mercedes first began to seek ways of cutting production costs. It's well made, but not as high-grade as Benzes of old, although impressively trouble-free. A three-year warranty is backed by 30 years' breakdown cover.
Mercedes-Benz CLK Sports safety & security
There are no major omissions in the impressive safety spec, though there's no rollover protection as there is with the SL roadster. Security provisions are less impressive, but a soft- top cabrio can never be as tight as a coupe or saloon. Mercedes vehemently opposes high-secirity deadlocks, claiming they could impede rescuers.