Mercedes-Benz CLK Review from Australia and New Zealand

2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK 230 Convertible 2.3

Year of manufacture2001
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Most recent distance84000 kilometres
Previous carJaguar XJ8

Summary:

Over priced rubbish

Faults:

Drive coupling replaced at 72000kms.

Engine water pump replaced at 78000kms.

Engine belts replaced.

Brake vacuum line cracked/replaced at 83000kms.

Strut on soft top panel cover replaced at 84000kms.

Head light lenses faded.

General Comments:

Handles and drives well, but nowhere near as good as my XJ8 Jaguar.

This model is a piece of crap, and is falling apart at this low mileage.

Had a 1983 W123 Merc, and it was superbly reliable, and had done 225000kms.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th March, 2011

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 1 review