My 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 is just plain fun! Its acceleration is more than adequate, it won't beat a Porsche Boxster but it'll get you excited. Putting the roof up or down is a breeze - just click & hold the button. Once the roof is up it's as solid as a regular hardtop, no shimmy. This car is relatively quiet though noise from the rear tires can be loud with the roof up. Its exhaust note is a nice throaty roar. The engine sounds great when wound up. This car always draws looks and positive comments from all age groups. It is very noticeable and unique.
The folding hardtop is tops!
The seats could be more padded, they are OK for short trips (less than 2 hours). Steering & road feel could be improved, think the new 2005 model solved that problem. Still holds curves adequately and can be tossed around enough to still be fun.