Balancing the books a bit - I love my CLK !!!!

thebiglad

Active Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2018
Messages
316
Location
Central France
Car
'05 CLK270 cdi
Most of the time owners and interested parties of a particular brand of car go to the internet and forums to pick up advice and info about their cars or ones they would like to buy.

As such most of the content they encounter is "Got a problem with ...................." so as it's such a beautiful day here - 29° - and I'm driving around in my lovely CLK, I thought I would like to try and balance the books a bit more, towards the positive.

I picked up my 2005 CLK 270 cdi auto Elegance with 120,000mls in London last Saturday and drover her straight home to France.

I cruised at about the speed limits so as to get to know her and not stress her on the trip home and she rewarded me with a fuel consumption over the 1000 kms journey 58 mpg - according to the dashboard computer. Not bad at all I thought, but it's all motorway so lets not hope for too much on a day to day basis. This has turned out to be false as, if anything she is better on our local A-roads. Absolutely stunning mpg or as we say over here ltrs/100 kms.

OK, so she's good on fuel. The previous owner had done quite a bit of servicing work on her recently so I don't need to get the tools out just yet. But how does she look, feel and most importantly how does she make me feel.

Well today I feel particularly well equipped to answer these questions as I've just had a most pleasant drive where I started to "examine the performance envelope" - not economy running today !!! Well I'm delighted. Not only does she have more than enough get-up-and-go, but it's done with such an air of assurance, confidence and pleasure.

So answering my questions:
1. How does she look ? - really pretty, chic, sophisticated, pleasing.

2. How does she feel? - Just great! Really together, well sorted, safe and competant.

3. How does she make me feel? Like like motorbike makes me feel and that is very good indeed.

So to summarise, I'm a VERY happy bunny.
 

V6Jimbo

Active Member
Joined
Aug 12, 2018
Messages
63
Location
Derby
Car
CLK 320 CDI SPORT / HYUNDAI TERRACAN
Glad you like it, i also have my 1st merc CLK320 CDI sport & i love it, windows down every chance i get. The V6 is a gem, i was going to have a 5.0v8 but held off (for now) & welcome aboard by the way.
7cc996691871daa5d53c3eda3dc87151.jpg


Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
 

Martin 1

Active Member
Joined
Mar 9, 2017
Messages
664
Location
Northants
Car
'05 CLK 200 auto Convertible. silver with blue hood.
Hi, it's lovely to read a positive post ! All forums are the same, people need help so they come on and ask, a good thing. Very few post that there's nothing wrong. I'm completely with you, I love mine to bits, and for the same reasons. Keep enjoying, and keep 'em flying :D:)
 

Nat

Active Member
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
Messages
958
Location
North Hampshire
Car
CLS55, 911t, 3dr Cosworth, ML (164), MT 10.
I've always had a soft spot for the CLK and more so the Sport versions. Seem such good value for money for what they are and how much they can be picked up.
 

Eddy77

Active Member
SUPPORTER
Joined
Jan 31, 2016
Messages
833
Location
Fleet, Hampshire
Car
2008 CLK 350 Sport Cab, 2019 Audi A6 Avant 40 TDi S-Line
I love mine so much that I’m about to spend a fair bit £££ on bringing it back to factory fresh. It’s already 95% but I want it to be 100%. Planning to respray bonnet due to bird poop damage, also considering replacing all suspension springs and dampers to tighten her up a bit as she feels a little bit wooly at ten years old.

Here she is at the top of the grossglockner last summer

DSC_0094.JPG
 
OP
OP
T

thebiglad

Active Member
Joined
Aug 23, 2018
Messages
316
Location
Central France
Car
'05 CLK270 cdi
I love mine so much that I’m about to spend a fair bit £££ on bringing it back to factory fresh. It’s already 95% but I want it to be 100%. Planning to respray bonnet due to bird poop damage, also considering replacing all suspension springs and dampers to tighten her up a bit as she feels a little bit wooly at ten years old.
I know exactly what you mean - they are worth holding onto.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom