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Hi, I am new to this forum and am going to buy a Mercedes within the next year.

Which would be a better choice:

2000 CLK 430 Coupe or
1999 SL 500

I appreciate any info
 

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Hmm, it depends on what your goals are. Can you define them so we know the points to high...

Hmm, it depends on what your goals are. Can you define them so we know the points to highlight?

I've owned both an SL500 (R129, 1996) and a CLK55 (2001) so I can give you ideas from that perspective.

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I like the CLK because it has a back seat. I don't specifically need one, but I like to ha...

I like the CLK because it has a back seat. I don't specifically need one, but I like to have the space just in case i need it. Also, the CLK is a new design, even thought they changed it already.

I like the SL, because I have always thought of it as a beautiful car, and I like convertibles. The only thing I think I might not like is that the car seems small ( I have not driven one yet, I'm 6'2''). And the body has been around for some 10 years.

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Probably the SL

If you are 6'2" I would suggest you get the SL. I am short, but when tall people ride in my CLK, they just look uncomfortable. The roofline is pretty low, while the 2003 CLKs have a higher roofline. One of the guys who works for me is 6'2" and even with the seat all of the way back, he is pretty crunched.
 
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