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What do you think of the 2005 Mercedes CLK?

Hi lads,

What do you think of the 2005/2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK 1.8, especially reliability?

Filed under reliability - Asked by Justin Patrick McElwee (Sligo) - Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:20

Neil Briscoe Answered by: - -


Hi Justin,

It was always a nice automobile to drive and never less than pretty, but watch out on the reliability front - it comes from Merc's dodgy period. The engines and gearboxes are pretty solid but everything electrical is suspect, and the interiors are pretty poorly built in some cases. Watch the frameless glass in the doors too - it can slip away from its rubber seals and let in a lot of wind noise. 

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Hi Justin,

I'd go for the S80 in that case. Mercs from the mid-2000s end up with a lot of annoying electrical problems and for comfort and safety there's simply nothing better than a Volvo.

Posted by Shane O' Donoghue - changagoidem Adviser (Dublin) - Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:19:14


What about 2006/2007 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 220 CDI vs Volvo S60 or S80? It would be for my ol' lad who requires reliability, comfort and safety.

Posted by Justin Patrick McElwee (Sligo) - Mon, 04 Apr 2016 20:11:10