I wanted a convertible but I needed more than a two seater. Previously I owned an Audi A4 Cabriolet with the 1.8 turbo. While I loved my Audi the CLK550 is in a whole new league. Handles great but without the harshness that you get with some sports cars. The drive train is strong and smooth shifting. My only complaints are 1) the command center takes time to learn and is distracting, and 2) with the top down the displays can get washed out by the sunlight and can be difficult to see. It does take premium gas and when you are not careful you can drain the tank fast. But I have found that with a little care I can get about 21 MPG intown and for performance like this I am happy. My favorite part might be with the top down, pushing the accelerator, and listening to that V8 come to life. This may be the best Touring car available for the money.
2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK550Don - , 10/30/2013
This is a Great Car. It rides like a sport car. It handles very well and has great pickup when required.