Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1997 - 2003 review

Ownership cost

(1997 - 2003)
Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet 1997 - 2003
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Ownership cost

What used Mercedes CLK sports will I get for my budget?

How much does it cost to run a Mercedes CLK sports?

These cars were very popular and held their value well until the newer version was launched in 2003, when they fell sharply. The result is that they're now relatively good value for money, but you'll need to shop around for the best ones.

Routine running costs are high, so you need to make a decision about who will carry out the maintenance. Major services are at 9000 miles, and you'll pay twice as much per hour if you take it to a franchised dealer, rather than opting for an independent.

Fuel consumption hovers around 30mpg for the smallest engines, falling to about 22mpg for the V8 - reasonable considering the performance on offer.