My friend and I both bought SLK's in 98 and had similar experiences with reliability issues.The top sometimes jams in a partially open/closed condition, tail lights have a propensity to melt, and the interior side panels were replaced twice under warranty due to separtation of the vinyl from the cardboard backing. Otherwise, the car is a blast to drive and really handles like a sports car. The seats initially feel like boards, but after a few minutes, they actually fell quite comfortable. Lots of power, and reasonable fule mileage, though it requires premium.
The retractable hard top (when it doesn't jam) and the handling. Decent trunk space, even with the top down.
Mercedes needs to give a customer more quality and value when you are spending over $40k for a car. Marginal radio, no CD, and a not so small number of repairs at Mercedes repair prices.
C'mon, an automatic retractable hard-
top convertible! Plus, the rear glass
is REAL glass. Many don't realize that
ALL SLKs are convertibles...they're not
dimes a dozen! Lots of roar under the
hood. You can imagine how much zang
that engine hauls. Its simple elegance
of being a convertible hard-top just
brings it into a class of its own. The
top is ingeniously tucked away in the
trunk with the simple tug of a switch.
Fun and great for petite females like
me, I don't have a clue why guys would
try to stuff themselves in small sports
cars. I'd advocate it as a chicks'
Retractable hard-top at an easy touch
of a button. This car is the FIRST in
its kind... the new Lexus version
looks like it was designed for 50- to
60-somethings living in Florida.
Create a lower level backlight
positioned on the back of the rearview
mirror, to give just enough
illumination to the interior (to read a
map, for example), instead of blinding
both the passenger and driver with that
single top light.
I just recently purchased this car
from a dealership with less than 26000
miles on it. Superb looks and a
powerful engine. It drives like a
dream and I am happy with it. The only
thing I dont like about this car is
its interior. The interior is made out
of cheap plastic which is very un-
expected of Benz. This car could have
had a little more space which would
have really helped since I am an above
average build person.
poweful engine, looks and the ability
to handle very well on the road. This
car just hugs the road and handles
get rid of the cheap plastic and
create innovative ways of increasing
room for cargo and life's little loads
that we tend to carry around in a
I was lucky enough to buy this car off
lease from one of my co-workers. I love
the way it rides and handles the road.
I can't believe how enjoyable driving
has become since buying this car. My
friends and family rave about it after
riding in it.
The retractable hard top is the coolest
thing. I feel as if I have two cars
wrapped in one. Cold weather roof
closed and good weather the roof is off
in less the 30 seconds. The best of
Move the cruise control to the steering
wheel and give an increse in the number
of windshield wiper speeds.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.