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Old 11-26-2012, 08:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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just saying hello again i was a MB owner back in 09 but changed to BMW but i'm coming back to the fold and hopefully a new model. so i'm reaching out to all you CLK owners to ask the age old question what do i look for in a CLK? what kind of gas mileage should I expect? shold I bite the bullet and get an AMG or will i regret the maintenace? how easy are CLK's to work on?

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Old 11-30-2012, 04:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You should check the trunk to make sure there are no bodies in it.
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So I believe that my 2001 CLK 430 is made from the factory as a AMG
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They should make giant plastic butt cheeks with a giant ass hole and install this thing at the end of the E Coupe assembly line, so that each P.O.S. is 'deservingly' pooped out.
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Old 12-01-2012, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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17/21 is the norm I get for city/hwy. A long trip say, oakland to la gets me 27 mpg.
Repair and Maintenance for CLK are tad bit low for a luxury imo. Theres a local MB Shop that I go to for service A/B when I'm lazy and it generally runs $300/$600. DIY's on this forum will get you through alot of the service work. Just purchased spark plugs, set of 16, for $100 from autohausaz, spark plug wires $150 from rock auto, $140 for a dozen quarts of ow40 mobil1 oil, MAF for $150 from autohausaz. I've always had an affinity for tinkering with things so working with cars was a cinch, once you've done one car you've done them all. You would definitely feel the difference in power between an AMG model and 430. Every time I searched CL for value of CLK's, 55's tended to have lower mileage, definitely not a bad thing.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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febreze works good to get smells out of the trunk
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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DIY all the way!! the mileage doesn't sound that bad thanks for the info... and I bought some ferbreeze
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Old 12-05-2012, 10:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My 55amg is great, an incredible value for the buck... premium gas or regular with an octane boost additive, and with oil changes is all you need if you treat it right, it will treat you right.

I agree with Jtern, mileage is about 17/21, although my hour drives I have seen as much as 25mpg... This past weekend, I put on touring tires, instead of the performance tires, we will see if the is a difference in gas mileage.
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