Today I came across an article on Yahoo! Auto’s that talked about the best used cars on the road. They did a study of 3yr old vehicles based on JD Power Dependability ratings and came up with their list.
To my pleasant surprise, the CLK-Class made an appearance. Here’s what they had to say:
“Smaller than the larger and swanker CL- and SL-Class models and larger and costlier than the two-seat SLK-Class, the since-discontinued midsize Mercedes-Benz CLK-Class can be found in both sporty luxury coupe and convertible versions. It performs well and delivers ample comfort, with an attractive exterior design that still looks contemporary. A standard sports suspension gives it just enough in the way of cornering abilities without delivering a harsh ride in the process. You’ll find it as a CLK350 with a just-adequate 268-horsepower 3.5-litre V6, a more-pleasing 382-horsepower 5.0-litre V8 in the CLK500 or a 475-horsepower 6.3-litre V-8 in the overpriced and outrageous CLK63 AMG. As is Mercedes’ modus operandi, standard safety and vehicle-control systems and creature comforts are plentiful. Options to look for include adaptive cruise control that can automatically maintain a set speed and interval on the highway, and high-intensity Xenon headlamps with Active Curve Illumination that can help illuminate the road at night through curves.”
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