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Terrible M-B Experience by sargebehr on 10/01/2010. Trim: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Coupe, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Style, class, features.
Cons: Expensive repairs and maintenance, legendary M-B unreliablity, seats are uncomfortable, lack good lumbar support, instrument panel is too 'gimmicky' to be functinal (what's wrong wioth simple gauges?), overall poor retention of resale value.
Overall review: I expected much more from M-B - I own a 2006 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Coupe, along with this C LK350 Coupe; it's twice the car at half the cost of the M-B. In appropximately 53,000 miles, the M-B has cost in excess of $3,400 in repairs (fuel injection system failure, brake failure, electrical problems, transmission leakage), not including regular maintenance (which is far more expensive if done at the dealer than the Accord is) - the Accord has nearly the same mileage and to date no repair costs, just regular maintenance. Why can't M-B build a reilable car at least the equal of the Japanese brands? Once you're inside the Accord, there is no difference. I'm in the process of selling this car and have found that it's lost a great deal (percentage) more of its initial cost (both were bought CPO used) than the Accord has - this might have something to to with M-B's reputation for being unreliable and expensive to operate - as soon as I can unload it, it's gone - I'm sticking with Honda.
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I'm not rich, it just looks that way. by Joe in OKC on 11/19/2009. Trim: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Coupe, Owned 1 year.
Pros: I love the styling inside and out. It turns heads and I get compliments all the time. The drivetrain is extremely smoothe and it has plenty of power for a 6. Not a race car but does the job and gets good mileage- 23 mpg avg but got 32 on a highway trip. The sound system rocks. I don't understand the cup holder complaints. Mine has two in the console, one on the dash just left of the glovebox that pops out, and two in the rear that slide out of the armrest. Design update?
Cons: The seats aren't great on a long trip but the range of adjustment is great. The menu in menu stuff for the speedo module is a bit confusing as is setting the clock. I read a lot about poor quality but that is not my experience. I had the trunk mounted brake light lens fall out on the ground but it was replaced under warranty; I have had minor issues only. I would recommend a CPO and some extended warranty anyway since these are pricey to fix.
Overall review: This car was half price from new and it has been a lot of fun to drive and to own. I'm not sorry I didn't get a Honda and the car is now 3 years old. The MB dealer (Oklahoma City) has been great.
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topless high end machine by JDF III from N.Y. on 06/17/2008. Trim: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK500 Cabriolet, Owned 2 years.
Pros: This car turns heads and is a top performer.......The build quality is excellent.
Cons: rear cup holder would be nice
Overall review: If you are looking for a high end convertable that will both impress and perform....this is the right choice!
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title is clear and free in hand by pattoti on 05/31/2008. Trim: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Cabriolet, Owned 3 years.
Pros: this is my third kind of cr i owned in the past 9 years. same modle
Cons: nothing at all, its all about finaicial issues now
Overall review: great car, the best i have ever driven, love to keep it but more important issues comes firist,vehicle was only drivien 28k
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"The Ultimate Luxury Coupe" by Grayaskan on 04/25/2008. Trim: 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK350 Coupe, Owned 2 years.
Pros: I have owned several "High End" cars and SUV's and this is quite simply the best
Cons: Being 6'4" its just a little cramped in the driver seat.
Overall review: Excellent
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