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Hi All,
I need your help and advise on which CLK to buy. I am looking for a used cabriolet, either a 320 or 430 model years 00 to 03. I am looking to spend no more than 37,500.

I am leaning more towards the 2002 or 2003 CLK430. I like the aero kit and it looks larger. Now, what is the significant differences/changes made from 2000, 2001,2002,2003, if any. I think there was a change from 2002 to 2003 but I cannot tell.

What are the advantages or disadvantages of buying a CLK320 vs. CLK430, other than the obvious (larger engine).

Is the price reasonable? Ive done some research and saw prices allover the board.

Thanks for your advice.
 

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2002 was the last year for the W208 body style. 2003 was the first year for the W209 body style. I believe the CLK430 became a CLK500 starting with W209 models.
 

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The current CLK body style started in 2003 model year. At the same time, out came the CLK500 and CLK430 no more. Every year there is minor cosmetic changes to the car.

As comparing CLK320 and CLK430, it all depends on your driving habits. One consideration is if it is your daily ride, you should consider the gas mileage. The gas prices are not going lower anytime soon.
 

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Thanks for the reply everyone. Can yo tell me what entailed the body changes for W208 and W209? Looking at it from a novices perspective, Its hard to see the differece.
Thanks
 
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