Mid Week Match-Up: Depreciation Special

It’s Wednesday, so that means it’s time for another edition of Daily Turismo’s better than running a snake dairy farm for a living game also known as Mid Week Match-Up! Today’s MWMU is for DT reader Mike who writes: 

I have a Mini Cooper S convertible that is getting a little small for my kids to be in back.  Always thought that a potential option would be to move to a larger depreciated 4-person convertible like the MB CLK or Jaguar XK8.  I would lose the manual, but gain some space.  There is a variety of CLK flavors (320 with the 6 or the 430 and 500 with the 8).  Not sure of reputation of the engines and forecast for future expenses for the different CLK and for the XKS, and I would be interested in the opinions of your readers. 

Mike was nice enough to include a selection of some example cars, such as this 1999 CLK 320 with 88k miles for <$7k found here on eBay.

And this 2001 XK8 72k for $12k found here on eBay.

What can you find for Mike?  Comments below.