1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Consumer Review: Great car.

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Consumer Review

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SLK230 Sport Convertible (2.3L 4-cyl. Supercharger 5-speed Manual)

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Great car.
By slkdriver on


1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Sport 2dr Convertible


This car definitely gets attention when
I drive. If you really want attention,
drop the Vario-roof while waiting at an
intersection. To me, 192 horsepower
engine with 200 ft. pounds of torque is
plenty zippy for me. I like the short
gearing since it provides more torque,
which is what you want in U.S. (seeing
how we have 60~70MPH speed limits.)
There is no performance difference
between the automatic and manual
trannies. I've had the car for two
years and I've never had so much fun. I
play golf and I can pack 2 smaller golf
bags -- Ping L8 bags -- into the trunk
by placing woods on top of the bags
(this is with the roof up, of course.)

Best Features

Torque - 200ft.lbs. Looks with top up and down - most convertibles don't look good with top up. Roof - safe and practical

Worst Features

Interior trim - my door panels came loose as well (was replaced under warranty.) Stereo - In-dash CD player too much to ask in a $45,000 car?
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