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Date registered: Dec 2009
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I've never driven an AMG but in December we bought an '07 CLK 550 that was left over at the dealer. It had 250 miles on it! We found it when we took my wifes '01 CLK 320 in for service at 103,000 miles. The horsepower is OBCENE! (I know, coming from a 320 it should be) We have 1500 miles on it now and I have to say all I miss from the 320 are the seat heaters and HID headlamps. The 7 speed transmission is really good. If you don't drive it in anger it stays below 2k rpm and you can't really hear the engine or exhaust. When you stomp on it the exhaust comes alive! It is never annoying but is nice to hear. The paddle shifters are really cool to use and I'm impressed with the programming of the transmission, it is ALWAYS in the right gear and never shifts violently. Highway with the 320 averaged 24.5 and the 550 is averaging 23.9 so if you aren't a throttle hound it is pretty good on mileage. Overall I'm impressed with the car and very happy with the purchase. Since it was an '07 we got it at nearly half of the sticker price.
Either way I'm sure you will get a great car. Good Luck!