I've had my 1999 SLK 2:30 since 2000 and now I have 251 thousand miles on it it may have slowed down a step but it is still very reliable and gets me everywhere I want to go a great investment that has lasted many years
This car sucks...I would NEVER get another MB...My convertible roof doesn't work, the dashboard is falling apart, I lost the driver's side mirror, the windshield is cracked. It's a 1999 with 98K miles on it...I'm looking to get rid of it and get something more reliable, especially since I was told by MB that it would cost approx. $2K to replace my driver's mirror.
No doubt that Chrysler had an influence on the design of this car. The parts inside the car were very cheaply made and looses its shine and color. The car is a lot of work to maintain its look and ride. I would try to get the SL class or the CLK first before buying the SLK. It's really more of a barbie doll car, definitely not a man's vehicle.