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2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class

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Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 17/Hwy 24/Comb 20 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V6, 3.2 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.6
Out of 10

Based on 301 Ratings for the 2003 - 2009 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    8.6/10
    Quality
    8.8/10
  • Reliability
    8.7/10
    Performance
    9.1/10
  • Comfort
    8.9/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

My Favorite Car...EVER!

By on Friday, June 12, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 59,300

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Very well built & very few problems over the years"

Cons: "Only one cup holder"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I purchased the car in 2005 and have been happily driving it for the past 10 years. I have enjoyed this car immensely. It still looks showroom new and still gets compliments all these years later. It has given me very few problems and is very well built. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who enjoys driving a sexy convertible that drives well and looks great!"

5 people out of 9 found this review helpful

perfect combination of style and performance!

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 75,672

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "pure joy to drive"

Cons: "none!"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"would highly recommend this car. its never given me any problems. you can drive it to the beach in the daytime and to the most upscale occasion in the evening and it fits right in no matter where it goes"

4 people out of 8 found this review helpful

dream car!

By on Tuesday, June 09, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 74,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, solid and safe, smooth and quiet"

Cons: "front is low so you have to be careful of curbs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"This car is a dream to look at and to drive. One thing I particularly like is that the top is more than just a cloth top. It is solid. Driving is smooth and the extra power helps you get quickly out of what could be dangerous situations."

2 people out of 5 found this review helpful

beware transmission problems

By on Friday, June 05, 2015

I owned and sold this car
Reason: bad transmission

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "good looking, fast, nice interior"

Cons: "serious transmission defects"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"I bought my 2007 CLK550 cabriolet in 2009. For the most part, the car ran well with few problems, but I only put about 5000 miles on it per year. When it hit 62000 miles the transmission died. MB wanted $5500 to replace it, so I took it to a foreign car center and had a rebuilt one put in for $3000. Less than two years later the same thing happened. Apparently the 2007 models have problem transmissions. I got tired of dealing with this so I reluctantly sold the car. Other than high general maintenance costs (brakes, oil changes) the car was fun to drive, handled decently (not as well as my previous BMW650i), and was a head turner. The V8 will smoke out the punks that want to race you. I may look at the newer model E350 Cabs but am reluctant to buy a MB out of warranty."

5 people out of 7 found this review helpful

great car....best MB I have owned

By on Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 9,500

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Great handling, fast."

Cons: "No back seat, gas mileage is awful"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"CLK 63 AMG BS is very rare, with only 350 or so in the US. CLK styling is different and I prefer it to the current C Class AMGs. Its engine is by far the best V8 ever produced by any manufacturer."

10 people out of 14 found this review helpful

A real eye catcher

By on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 65,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, sporty look"

Cons: "Pricy maintenance"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I've had my 2009 clk350 for almost a year now and love it. I have the "grand edition" with the amg package. It's one of those cars that when you park it and walk away, you have to look back at it...lol. My only negative is maintenance is a bit pricy. I hope to have this car for a very long time."

22 people out of 31 found this review helpful

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