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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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