Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1997 - 2003 review

What is it like?

(1997 - 2003)
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1997 - 2003
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What's the used Mercedes CLK sports like?

The Mercedes CLK Cabrio is not quite as solid as the Coupe, but it still drives like an elegant soft-top should. It shrugs off bumps, doesn't shudder like some convertibles, and has superb motorway manners.

Every model has a relaxed feel, with effortless acceleration that's more than adequate for top-down motoring. However, with the roof down, it's blustery, especially for anyone sat in the back.

However, even with the canvas top up, there's plenty of space for taller drivers, and the tilt-and-slide mechanism on the front seats makes getting in and out of the back a bit more dignified. Don't even think about seating more than four, though - a storage box fills the gap between the two rear seats.

Legroom back there isn't generous, though, and with the roof in place, headroom is tight for adults. It's a bit dark, too, and some of your over-the-shoulder vision is severely restricted.