I haven't owned the SLK 230 for very
long, but I really enjoy the ride.
Originally, my choice was between the
SLK and the 350z convertible. When my
neighbor came over and told us about
the softtop of his M3 convertible being
sliced, my husband decided on the 230
because of the hardtop. I must admit
that it is a great feature to have! I
was concerned about the 4 cylinder
engine pick-up, but the kompressor
really helps to give it a kick when you
need it. I live in a suburb of DC;
since traffic is heavy quite often, it
makes having a large engine such as the
AMG a waste of money.
The retractable hardtop. The Kompressor
helps give the 4 cylinder engine the
extra pick-up when necessary.
The reliability standards for most of
the European autos have dropped
dramatically--this includes MB. For the
price and reputation, this area needs
to be addressed and improved to compete
with the reliability standards of the
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