2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 3.5L V6 6-speed Manual Consumer Review - Cute but dangerous. Be Careful.
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Consumer Review

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

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Cute but dangerous. Be Careful.
By RCaugh on

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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6M)

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This is my third Benz in as many years. Had the SLK 320, SL 500, now SLK 350. Unfortunately, I already rear ended a Lincoln Towncar in LA. The anitlock brakes locked and I slid 300 feet going 45 mph. Mercedez denies this but the skid marks proved the brakes locked. Did zero damage to the Lincoln but $10K damage, 6 weeks in shop, to my SLK. The front is entirely plastic save the hood, but that plastic is incredibly pricey. No engine damage. Later going 10 miles per hour and slammed brakes and skidded. This car does not want to stop, too light. Be careful - stay back. Tried to upgrade to Nav system, 6 disk CD, and iPod integration. ALL are factory, no upgrades.

Favorite Features

Hard top convertible. Eye catching exterior design.

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Brakes, very rough ride in town, blind spot looking right due to RV mirror, space inside - put purse in trunk if two people, cheap dash looks like recycled tires-no wood, power seats useless - nowhere to go, uncomfortable lower back - bring a pillow for road trips, no bells, no whistels for $.
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