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Which would you recommend: newer c230 or older clk 500 amg?

20,000 miles versus around 57,000 miles and 5 years newer.

lastly, if anyone has bought a second hand mercedes (i have bought bmw's my whole life), do they normally go for over or under blue book on the cars that i just mentioned?
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REALLY big difference in cost to insure.

AMGs are throwaway toys IMHO.

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The AMG would be a lot more fun but if you want reliability, I think the C230 would be the better car.

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Is it a CLK500 or a CLK55 AMG? The CLK500 is NOT an AMG model. It might just have the AMG Sport Package and that's all it will have that is AMG. Anyway, I'd probably take the newer C230 over the older CLK500.

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How new are we talkin about here? the last year of C230 is 2007 (Sedan)...How about the CLK500-05 ? You wont regret

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Both are low quality, poorly built, and unreliable. You can do much better for your money. Don't just get limited to sub-par vehicles simply because they have a star on the grill and they are in your price range.
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