My SLK230 is sleek and sexy, just a joy
to see in my driveway. It is a very
solid car, with strong performance in
every day driving situations and even
stronger performance on lonely stretches
of highway! The trunk is amazingly large
for a convertible, even with the barrier
in place for dropping the top into the
compartment. The touch-shift
transmission brings you up to speed
in manual mode a bit quicker than the
automatic, and is a neat trick
to show unsuspecting passengers that you
can shift gears without a clutch. The
Firemist Red Metallic paint is a real
attention-getter. In the year that I
have owned it, the service and
reliability has been perfect.
The automatic top, of course, is the
best feature. The attractive interior
styling with brushed aluminum accents
offers a feeling of great sports cars
from the past. The Bose sound system
doesn't hurt, either!
Placement of the cup holder is the
absolute worst feature. If you have a
drink in the cup holder and hit a bump,
the soda will spill down the center
console and soil the air conditioning
vents and the radio controls. A lower
cup holder would be a better fit.
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