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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible

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Fun in the Sun
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By kba
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK350 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Great acceleration and smooth handling. Head-turning body design. Quiet with the top up -- like driving a normal hard top car.


Favorite Features

The engine is quiet but delivers immediate response and speed.


Suggested Improvements

Slightly longer frame to improve the overall ride.


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Pure joy to drive.
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By KANS
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK350 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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MB has a hit with the SLK. It is a drop-dead gorgeous roadster that continues to draw stares from all types. Last weekend, two Harley riders gave us a thumbs-up and mouthed "nice car" as we passed. The quality is outstanding, both interior fit & finish, and exterior paint & wheels. With the top up, the interior is as quiet as any car that I have owned. The trunk size is reasonable... two medium duffle bags and a 12 pack cooler provide plenty of room for a weekend getaway. Mileage is 19 city & 24-25 hi-way. Sometimes we think that we spent too much for this "mid-life toy" but then we take it for a quick drive and immediately change our minds. This car is a true joy.


Favorite Features

Outstanding material quality. The hard top is magic. Engine is fast with plenty of torque throughout the range. The 7 speed transmission senses when you drive aggressively... raising the shift points while the exhaust roars. Great stereo. Wife loves the air scarfs & heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

Stereo needs brighter screen display when driving with top down. Also needs fade controls. Six CD changer takes up too much of glove box space. Cup holders are a bit funky but actually are very functional.


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Awesome - You owe it to yourself
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By Anthony
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK350 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The car is one exceptional piece of automotive excellence. Aside from the obvious stunning looks , both exterior and interior, this is a driver's car. I find myself looking for longer ways to reach my destination. Very powerful motor, smooth transmission -it rockets once you put your foot on pedal. The Harmon Kardon Sound system , along with Sirius satellite radio is magnificent and sounds great. The hard top dropping into the trunk in under 20 seconds is something to watch. The comfort package is worth it. The air scarf is ingenious. When everything is said and done - this is truly a fun car to drive and the aesthetic appeal from both men and women is very evident. Great Car !


Favorite Features

The ride and the way the car accelerates and handles. It loves cornering roads and it feels like you are truly in command. No swaying . The drop down top is just fun to watch. As a convertible with the wind and air against your face - it feels awesome.


Suggested Improvements

Get rid of the cup holders since they really do not serve any function. It's tough to put a cup of coffee above the dash and try and reach for it as you drive. This car was not designed to cater to the coffee lovers ( me included ). If you want a cup of coffee - go to Starbucks.


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Mercedes-Benz Sportscar?
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By Gary Adelman
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK350 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

I never thought I'd be saying Mercedes-Benz and sportscar in the same sentence. From the incredible power and torque of the engine, to the handing and the stop on a dime brakes, this car is a blast to drive. It's modern styling and comfort features set it appart from the competition


Favorite Features

Styling, build quality, incredible engine


Suggested Improvements

Seat belt gets caught between the door and the seat


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Fun Roadster
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By Cm
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible SLK350 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


Review

Great looking car with the new exterior design. Some angles reflect an SL look. Interior is superb, and it is easy to see and adjust all components. Outstanding quality and performance is on the mark.


Favorite Features

6'3" and plenty of leg and head room even with the roof closed.


Suggested Improvements

Key access to trunk and a lockable box in the cockpit.


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