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