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Slk 230 should you buy one???
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By benz2000B
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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The answer to the question his hell yeah!! This car is great. I've owned by benz for 2yrs. It's a lot of fun and always, always gets compliments on it's look. It drives great with surprising acceleration. People seem to want to challenge you when they pull next to you just to see u take off. Love the car would recommend to anyone looking. Very reliable and you get what you expect. Never had to do anything other than change a spark plug. Take care of it! Baby it! This car will run for ever. Top was slow at first. Spent $30 for hydrolic fluid, never had a problem since. If you take care of a car than you will love this. If you r a person that changes oil every 20-30k don't even think of this


Favorite Features

look and the top! always get compliments! ALWAYS!


Suggested Improvements

Cup holders. Great design for looks. Going over a few bumps might get coffee on your slacks right before you walk in work. Love this car though!


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Fun car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Rick71
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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I bought this car used, and very much in love with it. I traded a 2001 Caddy Deville in for it and glad I did. No the SLK doesn't have 275 hp or 300 lbs of torque,no power, heated seats but it's also not a Caddy. In all honesty I dont miss all the gadgets the Caddy had because I never used them ( well maybe the heated seats). Being able to take curves 3 times as fast as the Caddy, getting 25 mph intown compared to 17, and filling up a lot less often and alot less money is worth it. Having a hard top that fold and hides in the trunk helps too. Even though the SLK has almost 100 less hp and torque it weighs about a ton less and is alot quicker and with the speed limiter not set at 111. Fun car.


Favorite Features

Love the hard top folding to go in the trunk. The super charged four cylinder. The way it handles a curve. The reliabilty of a German made automobile.


Suggested Improvements

The fact that Mercedes-Benz made the console cheap. They took a plastic console a nd spray vinyled it. In a converible with UV rays bearing down and other elements it made the spray vinyl blister and peal.I hope they fixed this problem in future models.


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Head Turner
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By Max Dehn
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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I am extremely happy with my SLK. This car is THE head turner, so stay away from it if you are shy. This vehicle is a perfect blend of style, performance, reliability, safety and status. The retractable hard top works perfectly and it is almost like having two cars. The trunk is surprisingly big for the size of the car. Z3s and TTs are also great cars but you see them everywhere whereas the SLK is more unique and contributes to the head-turning factor.


Favorite Features

The retractable hard top is the best feature, for sure. The Bose sound is great too.


Suggested Improvements

I believe that power seats were optional in 2000. I would like to have power and memory seats on it as that would help sharing the drive with my wife.


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Black Beauty
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By M.L. Charlson
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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Talk about turning heads...WOW. I get people talking to me everytime I park. This is really a fun car with a touch of class. The performance and handling makes it a wonderful car to drive.


Favorite Features

The hardtop convertable give you the best of both worlds. Its like owning two different cars.


Suggested Improvements

Update the dash and the instruments, as well as changing the radio. I sure would like to be able to play my CD's. Why can't M-B have a better radio with surround sound? The seat could use more padding.


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sporty car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By craig robert
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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Typical of Mercedes engineering. No squeeks, rattles. as you find in American sports cars.


Favorite Features

Top is the best engineered part of the car. The handling is superior to other cars.


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I love this car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ctd3
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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I plan to purchase an extended warranty for an additional 7 years coverage as I never want to sell this car. It's my 5th Benz and love this one the most.


Favorite Features

Retractable hardtop, looks


Suggested Improvements

Radio needs more volume when top is down. Many radios in other vehicles are louder and easier to hear. Also, the top mechanism needs improvement as it stops with the deck lie retracted but sometimes fails to start the top retraction.


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Fun Car needs improved quality control
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By derleute
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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This is a spectacular car to drive - heads turn and eyes pop when the hardtop goes up and down. Though service was excellent, I've had too many incidental problems: the roof failed 2X, Dash warning indicators 2X; A/C; Bose receiver quit; tailight shorted; etc etc. But is it FUN to drive! My wife never cared much about cars but loves to drive this one.


Favorite Features

Dry road handling is on rails. It turns heads like few cars and in the lower speeds accelerates like few cars can, all without abusing occupants. And it's FUN to drive.


Suggested Improvements

More adjustable seats. And definitely better quality control. My two American -made MLs have had 0 problems over a combined 4 years while this German-made precision SLK has had a dozen trips to MB for warranty work! But is it ever fun to drive.


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AWESOME CAR!
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By KennethC
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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Just got this car for my 18th birthday, and I am in heaven. It handles like a dream, and there is no comparision with any other car in its class with regards to style.


Favorite Features

Hardtop Convertible roof


Suggested Improvements

Navigation. Better quality interior


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My 2000 SLK 230
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By spdjhd
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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Other than some fit and finish problems, and loose, flapping top cables under the headliner, this has been a superb automobile. It took a while to get the annoyances fixed, but I love this car.


Favorite Features

The convertible top, the power, the sportscar handling, and the head-turning quotient.


Suggested Improvements

A better look at the front lower grill plastic, interior door panels, and those roof power cables would be good.


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Cool little car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By ibcoolubcool2
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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


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I just love my little car! It is not a car for the drag strip, you will need the SLK32amg for that but the 230 will hit 60 in about 7 seconds. I have the manual stick shift for a more involved driving pleasure.


Favorite Features

Has to be the power hard top! Strong brakes are great too. The car has never been back to the shop for any defects!


Suggested Improvements

better seats


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