2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Consumer Review: Luxury...hah!

2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Consumer Review

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SLK230 Convertible (2.3L 4-cyl. Supercharger 6-speed Manual)

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
By kegradtech on


2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor 2dr Convertible (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M)


My wife purchased this car in 2003 from with only 3000 miles on it...in other words still almost in new condition. It looks beautiful on the outside and is pretty fun with the top down on a nice spring day. Since then, it's been nothing but trouble. O2 sensor burn-outs and associated problems ($1300-1500). Constant electrical problems esp. with cruise control. All sorts of exterior lighting issues like a poorly aimed headlight that Mercedes says can't aim any truer (higher) than it is (it shines maybe 15ft in front of car). God forbid you accidentally don't screw your gas cap on tight enough cuz that'll run ya about $175 to get the check engine turned off by Mercedes- Benz

Best Features

Hard-top convertible, smooth select- shift automatic transmission.

Worst Features

More noise/vehicle harshness reduction. Less plastic. More head-room, I am only 5ft 10in tall and my head hits ceiling every time we hit a bump. Improve electrical design (O2 sensor,exterior lights,cruise,disc changer,etc,etc). Smoother ride (I know it's a sports car but it rides like a dump truck)
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