Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1997 - 2003 review

Category: Convertible

Section: Advice for buyers

Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1997 - 2003
  • Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1997 - 2003
  • Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1997 - 2003

Advice for buyers

What should I look for in a used Mercedes CLK sports?

This version of the CLK is from the period when Mercedes first began to seek ways of cutting production costs. It's well made, but not as trouble-free as cars of old, and you should steer clear of any car with a scruffy interior unless you can get it cheap.

Worse still, spare parts are surprisingly expensive. For example, catalytic converter failure could set you back at least £900, while oil leaks from the cylinder head are a sign of a stretch-bolt problem.