Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (2003 - 2009) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 23 Jan 2014
4
As desirable cars go - a four seat convertible with a Mercedes-Benz badge on the front must be high up the list. That's exactly what you get with the CLK Convertible.

Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (03-09)
Looks great with the roof up or down, very refined, strong performance, good to drive
Expensive to run, no diesels in the line-up, poor manual gearbox

New price range:

£32,170 - £52,630

Used price range:

£998 - £5,253

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

As desirable cars go - a four seat convertible with a Mercedes-Benz badge on the front must be high up the list. That's exactly what you get with the CLK Convertible. It's also superbly built with a robust, if rather drab, interior. On the move the CLK is enjoyable and composed to drive - and even with the roof down it still feels strong and taut in corners.

It may have four-seat but it isn't the most practical of cars (few convertibles are). However the biggest down side is the lack of a diesel engine in the line-up. Odd considering the coupe version features the excellent 320 CDI unit.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

2.5 out of 5

Green credentials

1.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Ease of getting in and out particularly with the hood down. Gear paddles are good.  

4 out of 5

Bob Kemp ,   09 Dec 2014    ... read more

 All extras are practical, electric memory seat, heated seats, sat nav &many others.  

5 out of 5

Derek Spicer ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

 Great ride, reasonable rear seat room, decent boot space for a Cabriolet.  

4 out of 5

Derek Spicer ,   28 Jun 2013    ... read more

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