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2003 Mercedes-benz Slk-class - Consumer Reviews

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

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I LOVE MY SLK
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By SLK 230
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Roadster (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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It is fun driving top down or up but I will srive it top down more weather permitting. It get's pretty darned hot here in Phoenix AZ in July.


Favorite Features

love the sporty look bit it is not considered a sports car as far as insurance concerns


Suggested Improvements

none, i like it as it is


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Exaclty What I was looking for!
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By Joe
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Roadster (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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Car has a very solid construction. Comfortable for a sport roadster. Good on gas. I average 24 mpg on premium. Engine has enough power for an average driver, but being a 4 cyl is does not sound too smooth. The whining of the supercharger compensates a little, and bring some of the 'sport sound' to the car


Favorite Features

Hardtop up or down. It is incredible. Bose sound systes is very good. Overall exterior design. It is already a classic! Stick shift is very precise and the 6th gear acts as an overdrive for highway driving. Low noise, good mileage


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2003 SLK230
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By R2
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Roadster (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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I've owned the SLK for a little over a year, and am very happy with it. I was initially attracted to the car because of its looks, styling, and impressive engineering. Supercharger provides enough of a boost for highway passing; otherwise, I would recommend a 320. Expectation met with just one exception.


Favorite Features

Hardtop convertible, and a fun 2nd car on the way to an SL.


Suggested Improvements

Cheap, tacky plastic interior. I still cannot understand why Mercedes would not offer leather as an option. The only way to rid unsightly scratches to the plastic console is to replace it with another cheap plastic console.


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Fast, Fun Car
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Jim in AV, Ca
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Roadster (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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I love the handling of this car! The acceleration is more than adequate, as the car gets off the line quickly, and it accelerates hard. With the AMG Sport package, the interior is very pleasing with the machined metal inserts. At 80 MPH cruising speed across Nebraska, the gas mileage was 28. The cockpit is roomy enough, and every control is close at hand. So nice to have a convertible hard top, also, although the trunk capacity is limited with the top down. Big enough for an ice chest, though.


Favorite Features

The handling of this car is outstanding. Good gas mileage, outstanding tires, and excellent styling, top down or up. I get lots of compliments on the car.


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It's a 10!
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By Perfection
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Roadster (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


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Fantastic automobile. The retractable hard top draws onlookers everytime it is used! The interior trim and seat stitching is awesome! It handles like it's on rails and it is very quiet for a small vehicle with the top up or down. No problems after first year of ownership. Even with roof retracted the trunk has some space to work with.


Favorite Features

Retractable hard top roof. Seat stitching. Handling. Fantastically fun automobile.


Suggested Improvements

Radio controls on steering wheel.


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