Summer car hunting

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mcgsxr

Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #60 on: 3 Mar 2018, 10:50 pm »
In all I drove 5 different CLK's before the triple black one.

This 2005 one is coming home.  Paid Thursday, will be delivered Monday.



Should be great fun when the snow melts.  It will live in the garage until then.

The 2009 Fusion will remain my daily, and my wife will daily her 2014 RDX.  This will be a pure fun car.

Scott F.

Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #61 on: 3 Mar 2018, 11:01 pm »
Nice :thumb: My wife has been looking at those too, except a white one.

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Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #63 on: 12 Mar 2018, 01:32 pm »
That is a nice coupe you linked to Bladesmith.  The 5.5 motor has more power too, though they did have a some issues with a crank sensor for certain ones.  Easy to verify with the VIN if the motor falls outside the affected range.

Here is a shot of my clubs in the trunk with the roof able to go down - just so the priorities are clear!



mcgsxr

Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #64 on: 24 Apr 2018, 07:04 pm »
Weather finally improving around Toronto.

Had the chance to clean up the car, drop the top and go driving.

What a satisfying mix of power and comfort this is proving to be.  Easily the smoothest car we own, in spite of being 13 years old.  The power of the V8 is everything I had hoped for, and it is a good GT experience on the road.






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Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #65 on: 24 Apr 2018, 11:30 pm »
This is my fun car.



mcgsxr

Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #66 on: 25 Apr 2018, 05:04 pm »
Cool color combo Woodsea!  I really enjoyed the hardtop 3 series convertible I drove, but ended up with the Merc in the end.

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Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #67 on: 25 Apr 2018, 10:06 pm »
Weather finally improving around Toronto.

Had the chance to clean up the car, drop the top and go driving.

What a satisfying mix of power and comfort this is proving to be.  Easily the smoothest car we own, in spite of being 13 years old.  The power of the V8 is everything I had hoped for, and it is a good GT experience on the road.




I have been watching a few YouTube automotive related channels were they bough a used Mercedes and fixed them. I think certain models are cool but beware of the repairs. If the hydraulic suspension fails, that whole system is crazy expensive unless you replace with a standard aftermarket setup which gets away from what makes Mercedes.

Woodsea

Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #68 on: 26 Apr 2018, 12:14 am »
Thanks mcgsxr.  I made sure that I got the ski pass thru so I could haul my clubs.  They fit perfectly, even though the bagboy cart does not lay flat in the back seat, nor is there room in the trunk.
Enjoy the sunshine!

mcgsxr

Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #69 on: 1 May 2018, 06:57 pm »
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I think certain models are cool but beware of the repairs. If the hydraulic suspension fails, that whole system is crazy expensive unless you replace with a standard aftermarket setup which gets away from what makes Mercedes.

Very fair comments.  Just because a car depreciates 80% does not mean that the repairs won't be 100%!

In my case the CLK has a decent reputation for reliability.  The 5.0 V8 has a very good rep, it has been around a while in various cars/SUV's.

The CLK has traditional suspension vs the air ride in the E and S class, so there's at least 1 thing I never have to worry about failing and costing me tons of unexpected $.

So far it has been pretty easy stuff - new engine intake filters, new cabin air filters, new wipers, a new brake light bulb and 2 struts for the convertible partition on order.  Under $500 including the mechanic's review when I bought it to ensure I knew what I was getting into.

Had a nice 60 mile top down drive today over lunch.  Man that feels nice in good weather!

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Re: Summer car hunting
« Reply #70 on: 1 May 2018, 08:41 pm »
Very fair comments.  Just because a car depreciates 80% does not mean that the repairs won't be 100%!

In my case the CLK has a decent reputation for reliability.  The 5.0 V8 has a very good rep, it has been around a while in various cars/SUV's.

The CLK has traditional suspension vs the air ride in the E and S class, so there's at least 1 thing I never have to worry about failing and costing me tons of unexpected $.

So far it has been pretty easy stuff - new engine intake filters, new cabin air filters, new wipers, a new brake light bulb and 2 struts for the convertible partition on order.  Under $500 including the mechanic's review when I bought it to ensure I knew what I was getting into.

Had a nice 60 mile top down drive today over lunch.  Man that feels nice in good weather!

Your recent acquisition had me looking around locally.  I was surprised to see many CLKs with well over 200K in Mileage.  There was one close to 300K!

That really bodes well for the long term reliability of these cars.  Congrats on your new ride and best of luck with it!  :green: