2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320 from North America
A car that you'll want to keep your entire life
Nothing has really gone wrong, except one of the xenon lights won't turn on 'till after 1 minute of driving. Going to get that done at the dealer soon, so I'll keep you guys updated.
This Mercedes is the best car I've ever driven in, and sat in, it's comfortable, fast, and reliable. This car has the best looking everything, exterior, interior, engine, etc.
The interior is awesome, and full of features for the money, I got mine with the navigation which makes the whole interior look more sophisticated. The option command navigation is a bit hard to work with sometimes, but it's easy once your used to it.
Exterior is like a work of art, pillar less windows, and the rims of the CLK320 look beautiful with the beautiful lines that work throughout the car. In addition, the big Mercedes logo on the front looks great with the front headlights.
The car has a good shape to it, very congruent, and rounded, which basically drew me to this car. When I first saw the car, I gazed at it for 10 minutes, and knew it was THE ONE.
Handling wise, the car is precise, you can't go wrong with these German sports coupes. Don't want to sound repetitive to other car reviews but the car just handles like it's on rails.
Brakes are a bit touchy, but most European cars are like that, it'll save your life. (Driven my mother's BMW where the brakes literally saved me from an accident with a stupid driver in a Camry.) You get that sense of security that your in a tank.
Safety is the best part of having a Mercedes, the car is all quality, and every panel of the car feels strong and secure. The car has little tags everywhere you look saying "AIRBAG", which makes you feel quite safe.
Performance is good for the 215 horsepower it has, could have more, but it's good for my local driving.
Some cons would include not having bluetooth installed, or an iPod interface. And there's only one cup holder, but I don't drink or eat in the car so it doesn't really matter to me. 10 Speaker Harmon Kardon could be a bit better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th December, 2009