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Old 04-26-2012, 12:36 AM
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2O02 vs 2003 CLK

I am thinking about buying an older CLK, a 2002 or a 2003. The 2003 has a newer body style. Which one all else being equal in miles and price will give me less problems?

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Old 04-26-2012, 01:27 AM
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My girlfriend has a 2002 CLK and its a pretty awesome car I really like it. She's put about 3k on it since February when we bought it for $6500 @ 104k on the clock and not a single issue since purchase.

You are definitely going to pay the premium for a 2003.

Whatever you do, transmission service history is important, or bank on doing it immediately.
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Old 04-26-2012, 08:39 AM
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Early W209's suffered from
(a) Valeo radiator problems
(b) As ps2cho has mentioned gearbox problems caused by seal leaks.
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Old 04-26-2012, 03:34 PM
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As Ivanerrol said, check if radiator is original Valeo and if it is, you have to replace it and hope there is no coolant in transmission.

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