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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Consumer Reviews

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SLK230 Kompressor 2.3L 4-cyl. Supercharger 5-speed Automatic - (17 reviews )
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Great car
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By CH
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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I love this car. It is a great ride and so much fun to drive. It is powerful enough and wants to go faster than the speed limit will allow me to drive; I feel in complete control of the car. It still drives almost as good as it did 10 years ago. The trunk holds more than you would think. I am short, so it is a great fit. Everything else I drive falls short. I will keep this car for as long as possible. If you want a sports car that is a joy every time you get in it and one that still turns heads, I can highly recommend this one.


Best Features

Hard roof. It's sports car power. The way it handles and the way it looks.


Worst Features

Driving any sports car comes with issues. Cost to repair; less safe on the road; two seater (you can't haul people around in it). And of course, expect problems with a leaking top (as most convertibles have at least once). Not great on gas mileage. It is not comfortable driving long distances.


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98 mercedes slk
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By suzie
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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Have never had any mechanical issues. Drove it in east coast city traffic and the mountains in colorado- handled roads great and heated seats with convert top down were a luxury. Bought it because of the retractable roof- the SLK was the first convertible to do this and I never had a problem with it. have owned several other Mercedes from sedans to SUVs and this was definitely the most fun to drive, body style looked great ten years latter, paint held up- silver, but the interior was starting to wear- florida heat may have been a factor- the red paint on the dash and console was starting to melt and peel. So, with regrets I just traded it in. Other than routine maintenance no major repairs.


Best Features

retractable roof


Worst Features

interior finish


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Fun Fun Fun
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By bri90s
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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I got this car for my high school graduation. It is so much fun to drive. It accelerates great especially when in the 4th mode. Mine is bright yellow and it turns heads both when the top is up and down. The power hard top keeps the car cooler and warmer and takes only 30 seconds to come up/down. The sound system is superb and the heated seats are nice. Everything is great about it. It is far better than any other roadster. A must!


Best Features

Power hardtop, MPG, heated seats, headlight cleaner, power side mirrors, decent trunk.


Worst Features

Fix the extensive peeling in the interior center console and put wood trim instead of carbon trim. Power seats would be nice.


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SLK Fever
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Bartley Porter
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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This car is really fun to drive. It is very fast and corners incredibly. The only small drawback is it is a bit tight inside. I love this car! It gets great gas mileage and has wonderful snob appeal!


Best Features

Stepping hard on the gas when the light turns green. There is nothing like it!


Worst Features

Need a bit more room inside.


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Great Car
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By Noel Hill
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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The dependability and performance of the car is nothing less than perfect. It looks good and the auto-top is wonderful with no rattles or problems


Best Features

The power of the supercharged engine, the fuel economy are always available. The appearance draws stares and comments and the handling is divine.


Worst Features

Electric adjustable seats and a spill-guard under the cup holder.


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