Does anyone find the w209 clk a bit fragile

Jas johal

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Since 2007 I have spent nearly £10,000 on my clk 270 cdi but this includes everything from tyres to servicing etc(excluding purchase price). I bought the car from the main dealers and has always been serviced at the main dealers. Also I bought it with 50k on the clock it's now done 125k.
So I just wanted to know how do other owners get on with their w209 clk.
And I do love my clk it is the best car I've ever owned I've always been a BMW man but now at 28 I think Mercedes are better.
 

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Mine has been great. Its only a 200k auto though but high spec - leather, comand, cd changer, phone, electric memory seats, xenons, luxury climate etc. Only non scheduled item in 8 years has been a new airbag module. Otherwise totally trouble free. Intend to keep it for many more years.
 
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I've had my for 4 and a half years the longest I've ever kept a car and I still dont want to sell it but a growing family is pushing me towards an e-class.
 

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Only weakness I saw was front suspension, bushes going and knackering the arms. Oh and lower ball joints went.

Water pump developed a leak but other than that no other problems.
 
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Lol I've had the water pump just done and the camber arms and bushes need doing now also glow plugs but they can wait.
 
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GP801 said:
Mine has been great. Its only a 200k auto though but high spec - leather, comand, cd changer, phone, electric memory seats, xenons, luxury climate etc. Only non scheduled item in 8 years has been a new airbag module. Otherwise totally trouble free. Intend to keep it for many more years.

My clk got everything except electric seats. My x5 had them I do miss them, it helps when u have 3 drivers in the family.
 

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I have to say yes I do think the Mercedes w209 is very temperamental(fragile)
 

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I certainly think its a more fragile car than the W208 but overall I wouldn't say it was anymore fragile than a 203 or 211.
 

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