2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Consumer Review: Fun Car needs improved quality

2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Consumer Review

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

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Fun Car needs improved quality control
By derleute on


2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible


This is a spectacular car to drive -

heads turn and eyes pop when the hardtop

goes up and down. Though service was

excellent, I've had too many incidental

problems: the roof failed 2X, Dash

warning indicators 2X; A/C; Bose

receiver quit; tailight shorted; etc

etc. But is it FUN to drive! My wife

never cared much about cars but loves

to drive this one.

Best Features

Dry road handling is on rails. It turns heads like few cars and in the lower speeds accelerates like few cars can, all without abusing occupants. And it's FUN to drive.

Worst Features

More adjustable seats. And definitely better quality control. My two American -made MLs have had 0 problems over a combined 4 years while this German-made precision SLK has had a dozen trips to MB for warranty work! But is it ever fun to drive.
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