What used Mercedes CLK sports will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Mercedes CLK sports?
The CLK cabriolet is desirable, so used prices remain high, especially as most cars tend to be well looked after. While this means you'll pay more when you buy, you shouldn't lose too much in depreciation when you sell.
In almost every other respect, a CLK will be dear to run. Maintaining a Mercedes is never cheap, for a start, so you can expect large bills, even though the car has a service indicator, varying the service intervals depending on your driving style. You could use independent specialists for servicing, which should save you 50%, but the lack of a franchised dealer service history might cost you when selling.
Fuel consumption may be a concern - you could manage as little as 23mpg on the most powerful examples, although you can get more than 30mpg on the smallest. The V6s manage around 28mpg.