I've had my SLK for almost 6 years. While it's sporty, fun to drive and I love the hardtop, it's not the MB quality I expected. I've had a problem with the O2 sensor, the computer chip for the hardtop (2 times), leaking windows, recurring taillight burnout, a stuck gas guage needle, and water leaking into the electrical system. This past year I've spent almost $5K in repairs.
Let me start by saying how much I love my 320. Looks sleek, nice handling. Over all a beautiful car. I got a really great price for it $16,000 off the orignal sticker price. I've had it a year and have put about 3,000 miles on it. However there are a few annoyances I've had with it. For starters the driver side window leaks so forget about taking it thru the car wash unless you want to get drenched. Sometimes the trunk doesn't stay open. My mom almost got her head sliced off taking the groceries out. The retractable hard top has been fixed 2x. And the biggest pain, The brake light continually goes out. Other than that everything is ok. I get a a lot of compliments and head turns.
The body styling, retractable hard top.
Maybe put the CD changer inside, cupholders in odd place.
Traded my 4.0 S type Jag for this little roadster. That is for the wife. I'm 6'1 and I'm comfortable in the car. It's a fun car to drive! Fast, nimble, and great gas mileage. I have not had any problems with my hard top roof thus far. Fun to drive in the mountains of Norh Carolina with the top down. Haven't had any real issues with the car, mechanical or otherwise. My wife spilled coffee in the Triptronic shifter. $500 to get it fixed. Kind of a weird place to have a drink holder which sits towering above the gear shift lever in this car. I can be doing 100mph in the car and really not know it. Rides like a champ, and road noise is not as bad as I thought with the top up.
Retractable hard top roof. Gas mileage is great
Stereo controls in the steering wheel. I hate looking down to play with the stereo when I'm at 100mph plus.
I purchased my SLK 320 with about 30,000 miles on it. I upgraded from my 1999 SLK 230 Kompressor. Ever since I have owned the car my only regret has been that I didn't own it sooner. Great gas mileage, not as great as the 4cyl. But the V6 in the 320 is worth it for the power and the smoother ride. Great handling, Great looks. I still take the long way home. Did very well the 1 and only time it got caught in a freak snow storm. 1st and last time it will see the snow though. All and all if you are looking for a great 2 seater car with pleanty of power, affordable gas, and a great headturner, then this is the car for you.
Xenon headlights, heated seats. V6, style, too many to list
Move the cup holders not the best place. Other than that I am a Mercedes buyer for life.