2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2.3L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - Fun but has a Dangerous
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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Consumer Review

2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)

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SLK230 Convertible (2.3L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual)

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Fun but has a Dangerous flaw
By rsdeepsea on

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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)

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Fun car to drive, very fast and sturdy. Reliable until my wife spilled a drink on gear shifter under cup holders, transmission locked up. Luckily she was in the driveway. Have read of people doing this @ 65mph and the car automatically skidding to a halt! That could kill someone! How does Mercedes not have to recall that and waterproof the PC board for the shifter? Right this second trying to dry it out so it will run again, hopefully without needing a new $700 PC board. BTW, removing/connecting battery cable requires a code to activate your radio again or you drive in silence: call the dealer for code.

Favorite Features

Automatic convertible top always gets attention when put down in parking lots.

Suggested Improvements

Fix the PC boards under the shifter. Surprised people haven't been killed by that. Seats are uncomfortable on extended trips. Can't see traffic lights from low roof/ seat back against rear firewall.
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