Great Car - Mediocre Quality
By Mark Hilliard on
1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Sport 2dr Convertible
The styling of this car both inside and
out is excellent. MB seems to be
losing their edge on quality.
For a car just shy of $50,000, I would
expect a vehicle put together much
better. At 25,000 miles the dash
lights have gone out, A/C fan has quit,
windows do not fit tight (leak), door
are coming unglued and the central
locking system works intermittently.
MB is still good on service. All of
the above have been repaired (under
warranty) and a nice new E-Class was
provided while the repairs were done.
However, I remember not so long ago
when you bought a new MB you never had
to deal with these type of problems.
Ease of hardtop operation - heated
MB - get with the program. Cassette
players as a standard (CD as an option)
is old technology. I rented a Hyundai
from Hertz the other day - that $12,000
car has a STANDARD CD player...I would
expect at least that in a $ 50,000