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#37 of 102 CLK Maintenance Schedule
Nov 27, 2005 (4:15 pm)
I am looking to purchase a CLK 320 but bfore I do I need to have an understanding of the maintenance schedule. I've never owned a Benze before I remember the ones my father owned during the 80's seemed to cost him a small fortune to maintain.
I need to know when they are scheduled, what gets done & an idea of what it costs. While I haven't decided on a specific year & model I have found what I feel is a great deal on a 2002 with 33000 miles.
Thanks for the assistance
Dec 28, 2005 (11:36 am)
I just took delivery of a 2004 Black Opal CLK500 two weeks ago. 22k miles, great condition, paid $38k. I think I got a great deal on the price and the car is just intoxicating to drive!
It is an absolute rocketship on the highway, and quite capable in the twists. It was also a delight on the highway for my long Xmas drive to my parents house.
My only complaints are a bunch of niggling issues in the interior (it's no japanese car when it comes to little things going wrong) - i.e. the cupholder doesn't slide out, the glovebox doesn't close without a firm and inelegant smack, the passenger vanity mirror light doesnt' work, etc.
A couple of bigger issues that I'd welcome people's opinions on: (1) the engine makes a weird noise at idle, which I've read is normal for this car, and (2) the transmission seems to sometimes upshift way too early under part-throttle acceleration and/or coming out of a turn, to the point where it feels unnatural. This scares me a bit but also might be that I'm used to
#39 of 102 Re: Getting ready to take the plunge on a 2006 CLK Cabriolet 3.5L [skpink]
Jan 21, 2006 (3:28 pm)
Just got back from a Mercedes dealer. I looked at the exact same car you did with the same msrp. HOWEVER they wanted 39 mo 10K per year with 4100 down and 844 per month.
Where did you get this deal and how many miles a year? Also they said they were charging 8.25% because of the 65% residual value.
#40 of 102 2006 CLK 350 convertible Lease ?
Jan 21, 2006 (3:37 pm)
Just got a quote for sticker price MSRP 56665 Lease payment 844 with 4000 down which includes bank fee first month and taxes. Only extra, premium pack and heated seats. 10K per yr and 39 month lease. I have never paid MSRP before on any car. The bank rate was in the 8%+ range which I though was too high but was told Mercedes gives 65% residual
Would like to hear the deals that others have made as this does not seem to be a good deal.
This site has really helped me in the past, so I look forward to hearing from you all.
#41 of 102 Buying an SLK hood for the CLK?
Mar 28, 2006 (2:10 pm)
Anyone know if it's possible to install an SLK hood and grill on the CLK? I love the SLK styling, but I need a four-seater.
I'd be willing to plunk a few grand on an SLK hood, though I haven't been able to find hoods for sale on the internet, and I don't know if an SLK hood could be made to fit on a CLK. I doubt it can, but thought asking can't hurt
#42 of 102 Re: CLK Maintenance Schedule [avguy]
Apr 19, 2006 (1:02 am)
Maintenance on all benz models is at 10,000 to 15,000 intervals depending on your driving (this is the oil change, filters, etc.). The regular scheduled maintenances run either $250 or about $500 and come up once per year or so depending on how much you drive. They're actually quite cheap to maintain comparitively.
#43 of 102 Disappointed with my 2006 CLK500 Coupe...
Apr 27, 2006 (3:44 pm)
My new 2006 CLK500 ran well the first 3200 miles. The car then stalled twice while I was driving on the road. The two incidents happened within 120 miles. I was so lucky that I did not get into any accidents even though both of the steering wheel and brake were without power at that time. After switching the gear back to Park, I was then able to start the engine again. But as of today I am still driving the loaner car from the dealership. After putting about 200 miles in my car for the last seven days, the dealership told me the problem has not yet been found. But they are ordering two parts for my car anyway and try to wrap it up in a week. I sort of know that Mercedes cars have minor electrical problems, but I never thought it was the type of problem that put my life in danger.
#44 of 102 Re: Soft top problem in the Cabriolet? [rohard]
May 01, 2006 (3:21 pm)
hELLO, i REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR POST BUT WOULD NEED SOME INFORMATION. I RECENTLY PURCHASED A 350 CLK CABRIOLET AND HAVE RIPS ON THE BLACK LINER ON BOTH SIDES OF THE TOP NEAR THE BACK WINDOW. tHESE RIPS ARE NOT IN THE ACTUAL SOFT BLUE TOP BUT IN THE LINER BELOW IT. IS THIS SIMILAR TO YOUR PROBLEM? I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP YOU CAN GIVE THANKS SO VERY MUCH
#45 of 102 CLK 550 Question
May 22, 2006 (5:30 am)
I have been looking at the 06 CLK 500 but am debating on waiting for the 07 550 to come out. Its going to have a much larger engine. I haven't been able to find out any info on how much more those extra horses are going to raise the price. It might be a better deal to just get a great price on the 06 and just sacrifice getting the bigger engine for the best deal? Any info from anyone on what they've heard??
#46 of 102 1999 CLK 320 vs 2001 Volvo S60 2.4t
May 23, 2006 (10:26 pm)
I have recently been given the choice of a 1999 clk 320 or my current 2001 S60. The s60 has more mileage, about 110k and the clk has about 70k. The major thing is that the s60 has a ton of great features- tiptronic, cd, buttons on the steering wheel, heated seats- that the clk doesn't have. Of course the clk is a mercedes. If you guys had the choice, which would you do. The help is much appreciated!