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#1613 of 1636 clk320 year-2000 reliability & extended warranty
Apr 16, 2007 (8:03 pm)
Hi al, I have a clk320 year-2000, the car has been running great, and now has 39k miles on it, and the factory warranty expires. I have a couple questions please advise with any related info you might have:
1. reliability: do i worry about this car's reliability as its mileage going up ? I plan to keep this car for at least another 4 years (or upto 100k miles). Anyone has experience with the reliability history of this model year 2000 ? please share.
2. extended warranty: if reliability is a known issue and for peace of mind, my back-up plan is to get extended warranty covering another 4 years ( or 48k miles more ). I asked around a couple local SanJose/CA Mercedes Benz dealerships for a quote of an extended warranty
( good for 4 years or 48k future miles, not quite
equivalent to factory bumper-to-bumper coverage ) and the quote given around $3100. Is this a consistent/similar quote ($3100) with others who had purchased it before. And this quote is not for a MB factory warranty, it's for some after-market warranty underwriter, and the dealers happen to resell it. Or if you know of any reputable extended warranty seller/underwriter please share with me.
Thanks much in advance!
clk320, Toyota FJ cruiser, Miata
#1614 of 1636 Re: I NEED HELP MY 1999 clk320 shuts off on me WHILE DRIVING [jsorto]
May 09, 2007 (9:20 am)
Hi I also have all the same symptoms so can you advise did you get any answers????? As I also have the same problem. I have put the car into a main dealer for a Diagnostic they thought it was the Fuel relay but they still have it 3 days now and still can't find the problem . Please hope you have a answer or
CAN SOME PLEASE HELP!!!
#1615 of 1636 Re: I NEED HELP MY 1999 clk320 shuts off on me WHILE DRIVING [tsm1]
May 09, 2007 (9:38 am)
Crank Position Sensor was the problem.
May 10, 2007 (1:45 pm)
this car is impossible to keep in proper tire function A) can`t rotate tires B) sport tires are of very soft rubber C ) amg rims easily bend....presently 3 out of 4 rims slightly bent..can these be fixed without having to replace(very expensive). would appreciate any help B
#1617 of 1636 Re: clk320 year-2000 reliability & extended warranty [carlover3]
Jun 11, 2007 (10:57 am)
CLK 2004 320 COUPE 2D, SIR, DO YOU ANY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY ON THIS VEHICLE ??
#1618 of 1636 Re: I NEED HELP MY 1999 clk320 shuts off on me WHILE DRIVING [mastariale]
Jul 01, 2007 (6:22 pm)
I read your problem with interest. To say that I am astonished would be an understatement. You see, I bought a 450SE in 1972 that came with the same problem. That's not a mistake. The year was 1972. I have not bought a Mercedes since then. I am thinking about the new CL, but I thought I better check their customer satisfaction pages. I am astonished that MB still has the same problem 30 some years later. When the problem of my 450SE started, I brought the car back to the dealer in Northern NJ. The service manager was a competent and nice German. He couldn't find the problem. Finally, we decided to leave the car with him, and let him use it. A few days later, he called and said that the problem happened to him. The bad news was that he still didn't know what caused it. But he suspected a few parts and suggested the following: He would change a part, and I would take the car back. If it happened again, I would bring the car back for him to remove the replaced part and put in another suspected part. Within one month's time I went back to him 3 times. It once stalled in Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and 48th St. It got too hectic, the car was consuming me. So I place an ad in the Times. Someone from Kansas called. I told him the full story, but he said he knew someone who knows the problem. The man flew to NY, I picked him up at the airport. He gave me a certified check and we went separate ways. I never found out the real problem. Reading about your problem changes my mind about another MB. Thanks. I think I will consider an XJ8.
#1619 of 1636 Wiper Blade for 1991 300CE
Sep 18, 2007 (6:36 am)
Does anyone know what size wiper blade fits a 1991 300CE? When we bought it (used), it came with a 24 inch long wiper which is too long. I ordered a 23 inch one and it is also too long.
Can anyone give me a suggestion?
#1620 of 1636 2004 CLK Convertible 51K Miles-What weight Mobile 1 Oil?
Feb 18, 2008 (10:40 am)
Some highway, mostly in city, Marietta, GA.
#1621 of 1636 Re: How about some vehicle updates? [revka]
Nov 21, 2008 (7:21 pm)
I purchased my 2000 C230K 4dr sedan (silver metallic ext/blk inter) used in Nov. 2003 with 85,000 mi. on it. for $13,000
Today it has 136,000 mi runs great. Love the car. Have thought about trading it in but cant seem to part with it. People always give me compliments on the car.
Only had a few maintenace repairs.
Purchased the used 2000 C230K in 2003 (following is maintenance done)
2005: 4 new tires
2006: new battery: 110,000
new brake shoes & pads
motor belts replaced
2006: gas gauge sensor replaced 115,000 mi
2008: windshield wiper relay and combo switch replaced : 128,000 mi
2008: Front flex disc replaced : 131,000 mi
I keep the oil changed and tires rotated/balanced at required times. Have other fluids/filters changed at required time intervals stated in manual.
Car has always started up on first turn. Never had any engine problems. I get approx 25 mi city/28 mi hwy currently.
I am typical driver, drive alot in city back and forth to work. Then travel hwy 6 times yr between kansas city Mo and St. Louis Mo.
For a soon to be 9 yr old car runs very smooth and engine reliable.
Last maintenance check the mechanic said lower control arm bushings are starting to look warn. Probably typical with the number of miles on the car. So, those may need to be changed in near future.
I love the way the car handles and am happy with reliability.
I dont know if this is typical repairs for MB but I am happy with such few repairs.
Seats for this yr and model a little hard/could use more padding but they are heated seats so maybe that is why.
Overall very happy with car and will give update when hit 150,000 miles
#1622 of 1636 Kompressor engine/ car reliability
Dec 08, 2008 (5:43 pm)
Hi all: Im seriously thinking about buying a 2002 CL230. The car is in very good shape and with only 30,000 miles. However I´m concerned with reliability of the engine / Kompressor and the car in general. Please share your experience with me,