Used 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
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Pros

  • Retractable hardtop, confident handling, blistering performance from the SLK32 AMG, quiet and composed freeway cruiser.

Cons

  • Steering lacks feedback, big blind spots when top is up, no manual gearbox for the top performance model.

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Edmunds' Expert Review

A fun-to-drive roadster that combines the safety and security of a hardtop, the wind-in-your-hair fun of a convertible and the European-brand cachet of a Mercedes' all-in-one attractively styled package.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class.

Fun Coupe or Convertible
Patrick, 9/10/2010
I did have a 98 230 SLK with 4k but was totaled by a drunk driver. I purchased a 06 Chrysler Crossfire, thinking I would have the same experience and save money. No comparing. The SLK series Mercedes is one of the coolest convertible roadsters on the market. Performance, looks, roadster feel, with more class than most roadsters. I sold the Chrysler right away and began searching to replace the 230 with a newer 320 with no regret.
Fast, Fun Car
Jim in AV, Ca, 3/24/2006
I love the handling of this car! The acceleration is more than adequate, as the car gets off the line quickly, and it accelerates hard. With the AMG Sport package, the interior is very pleasing with the machined metal inserts. At 80 MPH cruising speed across Nebraska, the gas mileage was 28. The cockpit is roomy enough, and every control is close at hand. So nice to have a convertible hard top, also, although the trunk capacity is limited with the top down. Big enough for an ice chest, though.
daveqmerc
dqualkinbush, 7/25/2003
Exciting, nimble, a beautiful finish, great designer lines, functional, and great for cruising the back roads.
Sporty, fun, fast and power to spare!
SMarciano1, 3/23/2004
I find my 2003 SLK-320 always fun to drive. It's a sporty and a real head turner going down the road. If the sun is out, the top is down. Or 25 seconds later it can be a hardtop again. You'll need to watch the speedometer because it is truly effortless to get to and exceed highway speeds. I love the throaty sound when I step on the gas. The motor eagerly responds at all speeds with ease. Comfortable seats and ride with plenty of legroom. Almost intuitive handling in turns, curves and "other" manuvers. The cockpit has well laid out gauges and controls. I've had no problems to date.
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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 25 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
192 hp @ 5500 rpm
MPG
15 city / 24 hwy
Seats 2
6-speed manual
Gas
215 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
15 city / 21 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
349 hp @ 6100 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

More about the 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
Used 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Overview

The Used 2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include SLK230 Kompressor 2dr Roadster (2.3L 4cyl S/C 6M), SLK320 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl 6M), and SLK32 AMG 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A).

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