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CLK350 Sport : what a barrel of laughs!

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by OrangeSport, Oct 15, 2017.

  1. OrangeSport

    OrangeSport Senior Member

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    So we've had the 350 for a few days now and have discovered just how much fun it is!

    The subtle styling and V6 3.5 have been enough to upset more than one hot hatch and the cars got a lovely exhaust note; mean and moody at low revs, quite when cruising with a nice roar when it's unleashed!

    Handing is so much better than our previous CLK (which didn't have sport suspension) and the Comand system is pretty nice.

    All the toys work and the air cooled seats are a nice touch. Looks stunning and once the private plate's on it not many people would guess that this is a £6k car. Still, I guess we could have got a new Dacia instead! Lots and lots of car for the money...

    Glad we went for the 350 as the engine really suits the car well.

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    Enjoy , you deserve it!
     
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    Gets some bad press that engine, but they sing nicely.
     
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    Bad press...?
    I have a 2006 SLK 350 with I'm assuming the same engine.
    Is there something I should be aware off..?
     
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    Don’t frighten him if nothing is wrong....!!
     
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    Well he did ask!
     
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    I have the same engine (M272), mines an 08 plate. The serious problem with the shaft balancer was on earlier cars although most have been OK, the majority of bad ones were in America and pre 2007 as far as I'm aware.
    Your 58 plate will be fine, it is a sweet engine.

    Check to see if yours is affected by the airbag recall, mine was (although mines a W204) and had to be taken in to get it sorted.
     
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    This.
    Most have been OK. The numbers of failures are low but forums tend to exaggerate the scale of an issue because people only post when they have a problem. You never hear from the thousands that run perfectly.
     
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    They are a lovely machine, not that I’m biased at all. The money they cost vs the money they look is amazing. Mine was a similar price to yours and for what you get new or nearly new, with a p/plate on them they still look very modern. Enjoy it!!
     
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    Thanks all. I did check the engine number and ours is later than the balancer issue.

    How do I check about the surbag recall and if ours was sorted (if applicable)?
     
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    A quick Google suggests 209s weren't recalled.
     
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    Enjoy mate, it's a beautiful motor, lovely engine and noise too... And still even now, an achingly pretty car.
     
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    I do think this general design concept generated some of the prettiest modern Mercs:

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    They did have a beautiful styling trend for sure.
     
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    They were on a roll with these, I look at the just departed C Class coupe and I just don’t get the feeling that it’s a nice design, no offence to anyone to owns one, just think mine is better haha
     
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    Yeah I'm not a fan of the newer merc... I've been in a few and driven, not my cup of tea, don't feel as solid as my old soldier W202 lol.
     
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