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Defect in Radio Mercedes Won't Fix
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By Linda
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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK280 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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My 2008 Slk Mercedes, purchased Sirius Radio service and I started losing stations. I notified Mercedes, they looked at my car 3 times, told me all 08 & 09 Mercedes where the sat. in sky is positioned, certain stations have weak signals. Called Sirius Radio, they said that is not true, antenna or cable in car. Then Mercedes told me since Sirius merged with Xm some of the 08 & 09 radios will not work, because there is a Bug in the radio preventing it from picking up some radio stations, because the radio was built before the merger. Called Sirius,they confirmed in writing, a merger takes 5 years, and Sirius sat. are running off sirius, xm off xm. Notified Mercedes of this, and they refused


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to acknowledge that the problem is with the car and not the sirius service. They will not honor my warranty to fix this. Requested Mercedes to put in writing what they told me, and they refused. And was hung up on by one of their case managers in the corporate office BEWARE


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The Perfect Machine
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By WFTJR
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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK280 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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The lease was up on my 2006 E350 so I jumped into a 2008 SLK 280. The E350 is flawless but I needed more of a "wow" factor. The black exterior with the tan and black interior is stunning. This car is the perfect blend of performance and luxury. My SLK has Premium III (navigation) with the appearance package. The retractable hardtop is provides the "wow" factor. The fun of driving a convertible without the downside of a ragtop. My only other convertable was a 2003 Z4. The SLK provides more convenience, safety and luxury than the Z4. Remember, it's not how fast you go, it's how well you go fast.


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Retractable hardtop, navigation, Harmon Kardon sound system, Tel Aid, and homelink.


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More speakers behind and between the seats.


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Just what I wanted.
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By miky
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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK280 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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Choosing between the Boxster, Z4, Sky, and the SLK I chose the 280SLK with the Premium 1, appearance package, heating package, 7-speed automatic, & 6 CD changer. The others did not have the retractable hardtop, and other than the Boxster all felt like tin cans compared to this car. The SLK fits the bill I wanted for driving; not a race car but handles very well, not an economy car but who cares, and performs everything I ask it to do very well. At 6' and 240# I have no problem entering and exiting, no problem with interior room, and am extremely comfortable on local or long distance drives. I am extremely happy the dealer, the salesman, and most of all the car. Great purchase.


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Retractable hardtop, comfort, exhaust note, solid feel, handling, etc.


Suggested Improvements

Find another place for the 6 disc changer.


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