A girls car i have been told. But, since I am a female that statement does not bother me. I have had my car for about 2 years. I drive it as a weekend vehicle. I love the color and how it drives. the engine runs very smooth, no complaints. I am meticulous about it. I do not think I will ever get rid of it. It is a car that i can see having for years.
The car had no problems upon delivery. I had only one minimal repair (a defective door contact for the interior light) after 24 000 miles of driving. Oil consumption was minimal. Acceleration is tremendous, the car handles very competently and the brakes are outstanding. The Xenon- lights are definitely worth the money. All this makes the car a lot of fun to drive, in particular in the summer. I have to use the car in the winter as well and I was surprised that it is drivable in snow as long as you treat the accelerator like a raw egg. I used Bridgestone Blizzak LM 22 tyres on AMG rims (tirerack.com) for the winter.
The acceleration and handling makes you want to drive it all day long. This car gives me the most enjoyment of any car I drove in the past, including Corvette 2000, BMW 535, Infiniti Q45, Porsche 911 ('77). The Audi A4 Quattro comes close.
SLK 32 AMG is rare as any AMG models. I have yet to see another AMG in downtown Chicago. So definitely get used to getting stared at, guys nodding their heads, and girls waving hi. This car can definitely keep up if not out pace the M classes and most Porsches. Bought the 320 back in December but was not satified with the acceleration so when the first AMG came in I was all over it. One thing for sure, this summer is going to be fun.
Bought it used in 2006 and it had 13,000 miles. Now it has 20,000 miles. Changed the oil and filter myself and went with Castrol Full Synthetic instead of recommended Mobil 1 and it sounds good and seems to have better response. It's pretty fast and it zooms through traffic with no problem. Be sure to turn off the traction control if you want to hear some screaming tires, otherwise you'll just jerk in low speed. Mine seems to vibrate a little when in idle.