Having traded a Corvette, I had no idea how exciting it would be to drive the SLK. This car feels like an extension of myself. It's responsive and performs very well. The 350 is no Corvette V-8, but it satisfies. I was surprised to find that the SLK is slightly heavier than the Corvette. It is so solid. It also has a boat load more features than the Corvette. The interior quality is far superior. The Corvette definitely has an agressive, muscular body. But the SLK is most assuredly sexy. I would definitely recommend this vehicle.
Although I have never considered myself a convertible lover, I love this collapsible hard top. With the wind screens, it's actually a pleasure to drive with the top down. Very little wind to mess my coif.
I wouldn't mind it if the interior was a bit larger and the overall length was longer. But then it would be an SL, wouldn't it?