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Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe 230K Elegance 2d (1999/T)

Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe 230K Elegance 2d (1999/T) - Owner Review

Great long distance cruiser. Handles very well on B-routes, despite its weight, feels very sure-footed, brakes are fantastic, autobox is very smooth and also allows high revving.
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Mercedes-Benz CLK Coupe (97-02)

Value

5 out of 5

A practical sports cruiser. Comfortably takes 4 adults and their luggage. A good compromise between practicality and performance.

Costs

4 out of 5

37mpg if driven at average speeds. Fuel consumption doesn't vary much when laden, so it's reasonably cheap to run - insurance is ok also (I'm over 30).

Driving

5 out of 5

Great long distance cruiser. Handles very well on B-routes, despite its weight, feels very sure-footed, brakes are fantastic, autobox is very smooth and also allows high revving.

Performance

4 out of 5

Reasonably fast from standing start, with huge torque at overtaking speeds, although the supercharger can take a bit of getting used to.

Reliability

5 out of 5

A very well built car.

Image

4 out of 5

Takes you out of the boy-racer BMW 3-Series league. It has a touch more class.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very comfortable. Easily takes 4 average adults without anyone being cramped. Rear seats are very deep, but tall people will suffer from a lack of headroom in them.

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Insurance group: 31

Security

4 out of 5

Good security package, but could probably do with a tracker.

Service

3 out of 5

Haven't really had much dealings with them due to low mileage and long service interval.

Problems

Bodywork
My only complaint - paintwork doesn't seem as tough as it should be considering the cost.

Engine
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Gearbox
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Other
Fuel guage has gone on the blink temporarily twice, but only while I was in Eire. Bumpy roads?

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes