Used Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (1998 - 2003) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 22 Jan 2014
4
Boasting excellent German engineering throughout and a supremely comfortable ride, the elegantly refined four-seat CLK cabriolet is based on Mercedes' C-Class design. The supercharged 230K and V6 engines offer potent performance, while the 320 and 430 models mark this out as a highly sort-after car.
Mercedes-Benz CLK Cabriolet (98-03)
Quality; safety; style
Dull steering

New price range:

£29,785 - £44,047

Used price range:

£440 - £1,975

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

Boasting excellent German engineering throughout and a supremely comfortable ride, the elegantly refined four-seat CLK cabriolet is based on Mercedes' C-Class design. The supercharged 230K and V6 engines offer potent performance, while the 320 and 430 models mark this out as a highly sort-after car. There are three original versions of the CLK cabriolet available – Sport, Elegance and the top of the range Avantgarde – while the appropriately-named 'Final Edition' version was launched at the tail-end of the car's life.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

2.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Big convertible, tight rear leg room but nowhere near as bad as BMW, Audi or Volvo.  

5 out of 5

Edward Turner ,   31 Jul 2015    ... read more

 Starts every time, reliable, looks good, great with the roof down in the summer.  

5 out of 5

Brian Garvey ,   17 Oct 2014    ... read more

 I have 2 kids so they have enough room in the back.. plus a half decent boot. Great fun with the roof down for a family day out and .. it's probably verging on ''classic'' status so it's unlikely to...  

4 out of 5

Stephen Kitchen ,   24 Feb 2008    ... read more

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