This car is built for those of us who have our transportation needs covered by our other vehicles. The car is fun and fast, with a depandable and quick response to what the driver wants it to do. The 3.5 liter engine can get you into "illegal territory" in absolutely no time. My wife and I love our SLK 350 and will recommend it to any one who wants to spoil themselves with some luxury fun. Get used to compliments, because people will walk up to you with some nice words about that car.
The hard top convertible is the best of both worlds. It is a true sports car, but with all the luxury you expect from Mercedes.
Mercedes and other European luxury car makers must understand that cup holders actually is a safety feature. We Americans love to have access to our beverage while driving. Flimsy cupholders can be a distraction. Who wants to wear your coffee or water, when exiting your fancy car.