"I own a CLK 430 and I tell you its overall a beautiful car if your an enthusiast of high performance and styling. Love the V8 power and ESP.But I reccomend this car only if you can afford the maintenance costs($130 oil changes for example). I also had issues with my power seats, temperature guage and display -along with having to replace a bulb somewhere ever so often; trunk, interior light(both), signal, fog light(both), and rear brake light."
"I have now owned this car nearly 5 years and I have literally done nothing but change the oil and replace the crummy stock wheels with AMG wheels and the corresponding tires. I guess I have been lucky because many others complain about numerous costly repairs.
Even at 9 model years old, this car still impresses people. The design was really appealing especially with the top down.
At 67k miles this car still drives like a dream, it is exceptionally quiet inside with the top up. The addition of the Michelin P/S 2 tires make the road feel and grip outstanding."
"This is my first car. I was so excited to drive it. After a year i finally understand the word "fast". I pushed this car to the limit A LOT. I am still pushing. I have a CLK320 and ive pushed it to 135 and i can go more but the word "cop" comes to mind. I recomend this vehicle to EVERYONE. very safe car. Fast, agility is amazing, and very stylish. I love this car. No one will take it away from me!"
Pros: "A lot of bang for the buck. Great performance."
Cons: "Expensive to service."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"Stylish and fast, 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Most comfortable seats I have ever sat in (I have a bad back). Fuel mileage is fair. Handling and braking are first rate. Beautiful paint and interior. High quality materials throughout. Had some small but nagging service issues (crank sensor, brake sensor). Would recommend, but service can be expensive!"