Written on: 11/01/2012 by daytona56 (1 review written)
This classic re-invented roadster based off of the original of the 50's does not fall short in anyway. It outperforms all cars in its class. Minimal problems in 10 years of ownership. This car outperforms its specs. tested in a controled atomosphere, the horse power registers out above the listed hp at 225 at 0-6 in 4.2 seconds. I would not trade this for the 2012 model which I have driven and falls short of the classic roadster feel. this particular model and body design will be that of... (read more)
Written on: 18/04/2011
- Generally excellent and solid build quality (unlike newer R171 models)
- Great interior and exterior shape (honestly prefer it too R171 with awful nose and plastic interior)
- Great V6 engine - bit lazy but plenty of power on tap when required to leave most cars at the lights!
- Great sounding exhaust note (especially good with the roof down)
- Decent pace when required.
- It really isn't a sports car - the gearbox (mine is an auto) and steering are just not sharp... (read more)
Written on: 02/04/2009
Love the handling of the Mercedes Benz SLK 320, the ride and the exhaust note (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2008
Not a sport car, just barely sporty overall. A car to enjoy life under several aspects however. Happpy owner of a 200 SLK Komp 192 hp and currently driving a 320 SLK 2001 (both 2 nd hand). Far too expensive when new and ABS. Not worth the money. Made to fulfill many diff. Askings by quite diff, markets. ABS worth buiyng it used today (by a MB concessionaire I'd suggest). (read more)
Written on: 28/05/2007 by jacksslk
We have an Audi TT as well, and I must say Audi customer service and garages in general are much better than Mercedes dealerships. Merc seem reluctant to help in many instances where as we find Audi will break sweat to help you and what they say will be done is done. I am disappointed in the Mercedes experience, mainly down to our local Merc garages who are all owned by Reg Vardy so maybe that is why we would not buy another Merc. SLK is a lovely car however I feel that BMW and Audi are more... (read more)
Written on: 21/07/2006 by jsf (1 review written)
The dealerships are a bit of a culture shock, their tendency to turn a visit into an event is pleasant if you have plenty of time, but can be very annoying when you want to get in and out in 5 minutes.
More practical than I expected, with the roof up there is a lot of space in the boot for a car of this class, and with the roof down, there's still a reasonable amount of space, it's just difficult to get to.
I bought the auto because second hand manuals are like hens teeth, the auto is... (read more)
Written on: 23/07/2003 by Clitheroe Kid.
I previously owned a SLK 230, which was a very good car. However, I recently swapped it for a 320, and I'm converted. The 320 engine is much smoother, with more torque, which makes overtaking easier. However, the best thing about it is how it sounds. The 230 engine, though a good performer, sounds like a dishwasher, while the V6 emits pure music.
Nobody would pretend the SLK's an out and out sports car like the Boxster. But most people, including myself, don't want to drive fast all the... (read more)
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