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“CLK 230 K Happy Driving”

Written on: 05/04/2014 by armchairracer (1 review written)

My CLK 230K is one of two cars I own at this time. My other being a Volvo V70 T5 ?(tweeked). I've owned the Mercedes for 7 months now, and it's used most days. It always starts and runs really well. Performance is good, but not quick like my Volvo. Driving the CLK is a pleasure, I'm 6ft 3in tall and well built, and can drive all day long in comfort. Not too much leg room in the back, but still provides comfort. Today, I went from Manchester to Fleetwood a return journey of 107 miles, and got… Read Full Review

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“Mercedes 230 elegance”

Written on: 29/10/2013

Bought this car 6 months ago as a daily hack. It's quick, economical, very comfortable, quiet and handles well. Above all it's been totally reliable. My wife loves it. The rear seats fold so its load capacity is almost equal to a van. On the road it feels planted and safe, floor it and it can go very well, it's no out and out sports car but the neither is it in any way harsh or challenging. It's still used as a daily hack, but we've decided its a keeper. So it's being looked after. These cars… Read Full Review

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“love it”

Written on: 05/10/2013

brought a clk230 convertible looks good,goes fast and l give it heaps. No problems with it… Read Full Review

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“total reliability and performance”

Written on: 13/04/2013

I've owned this car now, 230k sport,for nine years, it's never let me down, EVER, starts every time even during the coldest days & it wasn't garaged. It's quick, stylish, reliable and solid. it's now up for sale, we've just bought a four door mercedes (as circumstances have changed within our family) but i will miss the old car terribly, the new car's great, it's newer, bigger engine, better on fuel but it's NOT the CLK. There was nothing about it that I didn't like… Read Full Review

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“In love <3”

Written on: 05/02/2012

I've just bought the CLK. We are Mercedes-people and wanted a convertible with some space, some power, good looks and a star on it's hood. we found this lovely little, big topless Benz and fell in love. In our two days and 500 km the stereo died and the BAS/ASR-light is warning us about something all the time, but it's a good everyday convertible that's looking amazing and is fun to drive. Thumbs up, MB!!… Read Full Review

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“Mercedes Benz CLK 230 Kompressor has good handling A...”

Written on: 05/06/2009

Mercedes Benz CLK 230 Kompressor has good handling A very classy car… Read Full Review

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“Although the Mercedes Benz CLK 230 is generally good...”

Written on: 07/05/2008 by steve1256 (1 review written)

Although the Mercedes Benz CLK 230 is generally good mechanically. The number of niggling faults are expensive and should not occur on a so-called quality car. I think Mercedes deserted their quality controls in the late 90's-early 00's and I would not recommend them. My advice is to go for a BMW/Audi if you are buying a second hand German built car from that era… Read Full Review

Head Gasket Wrecker's Response to steve1256's Review

Written on: 18/06/2008

Blew head gasket - drinking coolant! Only 85000 mls! - can't deny I was giving it serious abuse 1250 euro repair! Anyone else done the same 1998 elegance manual - first merc - first head gasket!

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“I have had a Mercedes CLK 230K Cabriolet since 2001,...”

Written on: 09/02/2008 by shue (1 review written)

I have had a Mercedes CLK 230K Cabriolet since 2001, and it will be a wrench to see it go. Supremely comfortable, plenty fast enough, a joy on any road. The only thing that has gone wrong with it in 6 years is a mildly irritating rattle from the heat baffle on the exhaust. Apart from that I find it hard to find fault… Read Full Review

Anthony Gee's Response to shue's Review

Written on: 06/03/2010

I found this review very helpful because...i bought an 03 plate today and my only fault was the passanger seat will not go forward or backward any one any idiels what it could be other than that butifull car 5*****

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“The Mercedes Benz CLK 230 Kompressor is a great...”

Written on: 24/02/2007 by Kully (1 review written)

The Mercedes Benz CLK 230 Kompressor is a great looking car, as long as its silver, face lift model with body kit and AMG alloys. I have owned many types of cars and I can without a doubt say that this one impresses me greatly. It's an absolute pleasure to drive… Read Full Review

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“I will be very sad to lose my Mercedes Benz CLK 230...”

Written on: 03/08/2006 by Lord M of VA (1 review written)

I will be very sad to lose my Mercedes Benz CLK 230 Kompressor but expanding family means that I need a four door. Very comfortable and always seems to attract good comments from my clients, the car definitely has presence. Performance is more than adequate with good top speed acceleration, top speed and comfortable high speed cruising. The car has held its value well… Read Full Review

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“I have had a Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor convertible...”

Written on: 15/10/2005 by houry (1 review written)

I have had a Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor convertible for nearly 4 years. Already the exhaust has a hole in it. The rubber border of the back window on the passenger side has disintegrated to bits, and is unable to act as a bumper between the driver's window and the back one.

The front cup-holders were designed by a Moron. Stereo sound quality is rubbish… Read Full Review

225050_Izdmx's Response to 213882_houry's Review

Written on: 13/01/2006

If its so rubbush, why have you held on to it for 4 years.

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Guest's Response to 213882_houry's Review

Written on: 08/05/2012

What a waste of a review, such petty findings with no constructive information

Perhaps if you were to set the stereo bass, treble and balance settings you would be surprised

Have you ever read the manual I wonder?

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“Residuals are good, steering a bit light. ”

Written on: 04/04/2003 by Harji. (1 review written)

Residuals are good, steering a bit light.
Ideal for long distance touring. Plenty of space in the back and a decent boot capacity… Read Full Review

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“The Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor lacks the desired...”

Written on: 04/05/2002 by George. (1 review written)

The Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor lacks the desired grrrrrrrr, what's the best way to boost the output of the 230… Read Full Review

116871_Paul.'s Response to 22314_George.'s Review

Written on: 18/07/2003

For more power go to http://www.hs-elektronik.com/auswahl-d.html Job done

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Lord M Of Va's Response to 22314_George.'s Review

Written on: 03/08/2006

Why more power? It has 194 BHP, a decent 0-60 time and 145 mph top end. If you want more power get a 320 or 430. A 230 can see off a BMW 323 ci which is what it should be compared to.

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“Its funny that our Ford Mondeo St200 -00 whips the...”

Written on: 16/01/2002 by Imortal Street Racer [Angel]. (1 review written)

Its funny that our Ford Mondeo St200 -00 whips the Mercedes clk 230 Kopressors ass whithout bother and i would really like to see that car outrun our Mondeo when the road turns!!… Read Full Review

14658_Jim.'s Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 03/03/2002

Mondeo Better than Merc...You really are missing the point !

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Lord M Of Va's Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 03/08/2006

Mondeo v CLK, what planet are you on? one is just a boy racer ford the other is a class car. The st200 is the fastest Mondeo (I can't believe I once owned one) if you want to make a fair comparison try the CLK AMG, this is about 1.5 secs faster 0-60. Lets be honest the CLK 230 K and the Mondeo are not in the same class. Mondeo st can be compared to the Suberu Unimpretza another wallymobile driven in Essex.

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231047_Mich1's Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 21/02/2006

Having owned 7 fords, 1 320i, and now a CLK230 trust me, there is no comparison. I love my CLK and will never go down market again.

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214648_Demwhite's Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 22/10/2005

It's a pity you boy racing povs can't afford one then really!!

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Joreysdad's Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 03/08/2004

I think I will stick to my Mercedes 230K thanks very much, the Ford may be quicker and tighter on twisting roads but will never be able to compete with the Mercedes on so many levels that it seems pointless to go into detail with those who lack this understanding.

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Carri22Red's Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 17/11/2003

lol, like your style....

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Goldwelltas's Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 17/11/2003

Ok, ill make it real easy, I can afford to drive a Merc......so I do !
<br>The day I cant afford a Merc, then, and only then, would I consider dirving a common car such as a Ford.....
<br>Now then......where is that buttler of mine????

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Carri22Red's Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 29/10/2003

Having just taken a clk 200 for a test drive, i have to say it is purely a luxury car, which is exaclty what i wanted. I usually drive B.M.Ws but wanted a car which was less effort on the M-way for work. But one which still looks classy and sporty. Ford Mondeo...? sorry its only better if you cant actually afford a merc, in which case its better not to look. fords and vauxhalls etc are fine if you have no taste, or are a boy racer and cant afford the insurance on anything better. In my opinion a beautiful looking car, which cruises on the motorway with no effort, is safe and pure class.

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Dc's Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 01/10/2003

Totally Agree.
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<br>I test drove several Mercedes (saloons) incl the c320 model and all where whipped by the ST220 (Estate)!. On the motorways the mondeo was marginally quicker on acceleration. However, off the Motorways, the Mondeo was in a different league. Yes, the Mercedes is quieter but when you realise that to get the same specification on the mercedes (ie leather heated seats etc) you have to spend 10K more than the Mondeo, it was a no brainer. Did I want to spend 10K more to have a smaller car, with lower spec and performance,.... No. I choose the mondeo ST220 Estate and have not regretted it. The depreciation is huge and the consumption worse (26mpg over 28K miles, this drops to 20-23 when floored) but its a company lease car and petrol paid for, So i dont care !!!!.
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<br>If you want to waft around and like to be bored when driving choose the mercedes, but you had better turn the radio up so you dont fall asleep. If you want to drive in a high level of comfort and get the odd adrenilin rush go for the St220.
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<br>For those of you who are about to critisise Fords quality of build. I have done 28K miles in 7 months with no problems and the ford dealer has been excellant

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85325_Nilssont.'s Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 02/04/2003

Yeah, that's a big difference. SLK is C-Class-based and really not that good build quality, not better than the newer Mondeos are.
<br>But CLK is E-Class-based and much better quality the mondeo can't compete.

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85305_Sean.'s Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 02/04/2003

Matt, we are talkig about a CLK here not an SLK. Are you sure you were in a Merc?

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70548_Matt.'s Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 04/02/2003

The point is not being missed. The ST220 is twice the car that the SLK230 is; I have recently trade UP from the merc to the 220. Believe me, in both quality & fun, the ford Kicks !! Residuals... now that's another question

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59871_Minch.'s Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 23/12/2002

You seem to be missing the point. You cannot compare a ford with a mercedes, they are in a different class. Try looking at other criteria apart from speed, for example build quailty, refinement and residual values.

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Nilssont.'s Response to Imortal Street Racer [Angel].'s Review

Written on: 01/04/2002

Damn you're right, mondeo st220 kicks every mercedes's ass on the corners, but everyone knows that now
<br>but you forgot to mention that the new ford generation seems to be more solid than mercedes, too :)
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<br>cu all
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“The Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor is a state of art....”

Written on: 14/01/2002 by Damir. (1 review written)

The Mercedes CLK 230 Kompressor is a state of art. It's not too big but it has enough place for four people inside with their package. Engine is great and powerful. There is enought power to speed up even on 180 km/h. Mercedes did a great job with interior and exterior. Car is nice for an eye from inside and outside. I don't think there is enough space for all the good things about the car… Read Full Review

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“The Mercedes CLK is great for the young and budget...”

Written on: 29/09/2001 by C230 Driver. (1 review written)

The Mercedes CLK is great for the young and budget buyers who want an alternative other than the Japanese… Read Full Review

9528_Nick.'s Response to 4460_C230 Driver.'s Review

Written on: 15/01/2002

So what do the not so young without a budget limiting their choice go for?

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9694_Tricky.'s Response to 4460_C230 Driver.'s Review

Written on: 16/01/2002

If it's got good sound insulation, how can the engine be "too noisy"?

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“A good combination for business/sports use. A very...”

Written on: 21/02/2001 by Matthew Grant. (1 review written)

A good combination for business/sports use. A very powerful engine, but can be a bit noisy at times. A very low-slung car with beautiful alloys. Lots of mod-cons like electric seats. A beautiful automatic car… Read Full Review

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“The standard spec CLK230 Kompressor (Elegance) feels...”

Written on: 18/06/2000 by Paul. (1 review written)

The standard spec CLK230 Kompressor (Elegance) feels great to cruise around in but if you push it hard round corners it wont give you the sports car handling you might expect. The car is more for image, refinement and ride quality than high speed cornering.
Depends what you want really.

A bit expensive once youve added the essential extras… Read Full Review

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