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I am trying to decide between purchasing a new 2003 C32 or a slightly used 2001/02 CLK55. I have not had the chance to drive either one. Does anyone have any advice or comparisons?[?]
 

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hmmm V8 power vs. Supercharged V6...

Some comparisons

5.4L SOHC 24-valve V-8 346 hp/384 lb ft torque vs.
3.2L SOHC 18-valve V-6 349 hp/332 lb ft torque

The C32 is faster 0-60 but the growl of the 55 is addictive.

5 seater vs. 4 seater

CLK is being replaced while the C class will remain for a couple more of years.

Coupe vs. Sedan

It's actually a matter of preference but rest assured that you won't regret choosing either one.
 

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Frank,

Thank you for your advice. I am now leaning to the C32.
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Frank,

Thank you for your advice. I am now leaning to the C32.
 

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I had a *similar* dilemma when I got my 430. It was either between a CLK430 or C32. It t...

I had a *similar* dilemma when I got my 430. It was either between a CLK430 or C32. It this case, as far as speed, there was no question to go for the C32. For me, the C32 was just too small in the cockpit when compared to the CLK. Plus, the earlier W203's had so many problems, which deterred me from that chassis.

However, like Frank said, it's alllll a matter of preference and application.
 

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I have owned both

returned the c32 at 5000km after they replaced the following:
cam shafts twice
tappets twice
supercharger
gearbox
driveshaft
wheels
and tires
enough was enough
clk 3500km:
so far only the dashboard to remove a squeak between the dash and glass
good luck
 

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My service advisor warned me of the 1st generation W203's, even the AMG version, in that t...

My service advisor warned me of the 1st generation W203's, even the AMG version, in that they have TONS of bugs.
 
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