I love this car. It's addictive to drive, and the power is awesome. Concerns about acceleration are never an issue. The interior looks a little old, and not all that expensive. The CD changer (which is an option) skips if you hit a pothole and the ride translates uneven road surfaces. But this is a sports car, so you should expect that. The car feels well built and drives wonderfully. The only thing I dont like about the cars driving dynamics would be the steering. It's a bit clunky, and isn't as precise as it should be. The steering wheel is also a little big, and doesnt tilt. It's a great car, if you want something that can take on a Corvette, and that is understated.
This car has been my Wonderful Wife's primary car for about 12 years.
She purchased it used with low mileage (15k) & used it 5-6 days a week to travel
approximately 100 miles a day. She Loved the car yes I say loved it.
Recently on her way home from work while thankfully close to home the her trusty
Chariot stalled & failed to restart. When I arrived I attempted to restart the car & received a
Crank no start condition. We had the vehicle towed home & I began a 12 day journey to
Reignite the stalled steed. Well unfortunately after diagnosing (using a code reader &
addressing the specific codes) the condition & changing
several small items: gas cap, air filter, spark plugs, camshaft monitor, crankshaft monitor &
checking all the fuses & a k40 computer board: I finally relinquished control & had Our
Mechanic to save the day. Unfortunately he couldn't either. He decided to check the engine
compression with two different meters and found little or no compression in all 4 cylinders.
The only maintenance that was performed on the car in five years & 149k has been oil/filter
changes & tires. This car was so reliable that even when it took its last breath it did so,
Close to home & not strand my Wife in the boonies.
My recommendation check the manufacturer's suggested timing chain interval &
you will have a fun little ride for a long time.
My wife and I purchased our SLK 32 last year as a fun car.
Being a 11 yr old car, we use it about 5-7K miles a year driving it on nice days.
So far we have been pleased with this car.
The only negative issue is the center console being scratched up and worn.
Otherwise a really clean car.
I haven't had any quality issues with the car. Its a real attention getter, lots of people ask about the car. Its the most enjoyable car I have ever owned. You get the best of both worlds convertible and hard top.
SLK32 AMG IS A GREAT CAR! MORE FUN TO
OWN THAN I COULD HAVE EVER IMAGINED.
I LIVE ABOVE 5,000 FT AND THE
SUPERCHARGER ALLOWS THE CAR TO PERFORM
LIKE IT IS AT SEA LEVEL. THE AMG
BRAKES, TRANSMISSION AND STEERING TAKE
THE STANDARD SLK TO A HIGHER LEVEL