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Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG CLK55 Cabriolet 2d Tip Auto (03) (2003/03)

Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG CLK55 Cabriolet 2d Tip Auto (03) (2003/03) - Owner Review

The deep boot and the flexibility of carrying large loads with the roof down.
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Review submitted by
Nicola Cannell on

Mercedes-Benz CLK AMG (02-09)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I dread to think! Most seem to assume I'm just another CLK unless they're behind me.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
My work colleagues think the BHP is excessive, but then most of them have 'average family' cars. I disagree.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would, but it would have to be a better example, or mine as it is now (all fixed!) Whilst not on a par with RS6 power for example, it goes like a rocket when it wants to.

What are you likely to buy next?
Maybe a pocket rocket hatchback.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£11,500

When did you buy the car?
July 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not really, it had been the dealers own personal car and he hadn't looked after it.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Loved the AMG Engine noise.

What was the dealer like?
Average

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Fabulous, wonderfully smooth. The ride has a luxurious feel to it, it's extremely comfortable. I can do a 2hr journey and arrive very refreshed.

What's it like to park?
Fairly good, mine has front and back sensors and they help me to judge the size of the car quite well. Fairly good turning circle for a car this size.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Gearbox needed a rebuild when the heat exchanger weld failed and dumped all the anti freeze in the box (common issue merc won't acknowledge) New boot lid brake light New Crankshaft position sensor Switch cover replacements Power Steering pump Gearbox mount.

What's most practical about your car?
The deep boot and the flexibility of carrying large loads with the roof down.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Engine start/stop button Keyless Entry Seatbelt guide (automatically pushes the belt towards you when you get in) Air Lumbar.

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