2001 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 3.2L from North America
A timeless design with looks, performance and reliability to match!
Brake lamp switch went out. Wouldn't be a big deal really, as the part is only $45, but when this part fails, it shuts off all your brake lights, your ABS, ESP, BAS, and your cruise control. Talk about unbelievably stupid... it boggles the mind! But after 4-hours in the shop and $350 worth of parts and labor, this thing runs and drives like a brand new car.
This is now my 13th Mercedes-Benz, but my very first C-class chassis vehicle. I've almost exclusively driven S-class models with only a few exceptions: a couple of W123 turbo diesels and two W124 E-class sedans; one E320 and one E420.
Feels just like an E430 from behind the wheel, but has a sport-minded cabin with a tighter fit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th December, 2017
25th Dec 2017, 22:02
Ugh — a dog’s breakfast!
This was from the absolute worst era for Mercedes in both styling and build quality. Lexus had them in a panic, trying to push downmarket.
28th Dec 2017, 00:32
Well, it’s the reviewer’s opinion and experience on the car - not a strategical critique of Mercedes corporate.