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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG Consumer Reviews

SLK32 AMG 3.2L V6 Supercharger 5-speed Automatic - (16 reviews )
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The first car I never wanted to part company with
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By Dr. Lynne Pirie
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG SLK32 AMG 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


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I still love this car as much today as I did when I bought it! Now it's 14 years old and I drive it every day. It's beautiful and people give me compliments on it all the time; some even ask me if they can buy it. NO!
If you are over 6 feet tall or a "big" person, this is not the car for you. However as a 5'9" athletic female, it is perfect. I love how the seat fits me. I loathe the feeling of a wide seat. It's like wearing scrubs (if you're a medical professional) or sweat pants (if you're a housewife). That constant reminder to stay fit is reinforced by a waistband or a very nicely contoured car seat. I've had this car for 13 years now and it has just over 230,000 miles. Yes there have been some expensive repairs that come with that mileage, but it's well worth it. Right now it's at the shop for a new supercharger clutch, not a cheap repair. Overall, it runs like its brand new, and by driving sensibly, I get 23.5 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the freeway. I love the timeless elegance of the style, the durability of the interior, the quality of the paint, the commanding power, acceleration and road hugging strength that speaks volumes to confirm the overall "built to last" reputation that this car has obviously earned.


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A future classic
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By James T
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG SLK32 AMG 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


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This is an exceptional car in every respect. In my opinion it's a future classic (only c.4,300made most in US) & has better looks than the latest SLK AMG's and it's rarer & faster. It's a pleasure to drive around town so much so that even my mum could drive it without knowing what it's capable of. It's a wolf in sheep's clothing and will decimate most challengers. When you want power it launches you as if you're strapped to a rocket and that power still keeps coming until your nerve or the road runs out.


Best Features

Appearance - it's obviously not a standard R170 SLK. Performance - that of a supercar - it eats Astons, most 911's and many a Ferrari. The exhaust note.


Worst Features

Add a better HiFi - the Alpine IVA D310R fitted perfectly into mine and it has a 'pop out' SatNav/Video/I-Pod screen.


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Fun for awhile - but not a great value
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By germancar
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG SLK32 AMG 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


Review

Car accelerates like crazy and is fun
to drive. Great open air driving and
nice exhaust sounds. Wish the car had
a few more features or amenities. Not
built for comfort or gadgets. Main
problems - dealer would never
completely fix brake squeak. Blinker
light housing fell out of socket
twice. Ride is cramped and visibility
is marginal. Great engine offset by
poor dealer service. On the one hand
the car performs great - but don't you
expect great service and some more
features for 56K? One last thing - car
handles very poorly in the rain, even
below 60 mph. I had a CLK with Z-rated
Michelins that performed better than
these Continentals.


Best Features

Engine, acceleration, braking and exhaust sound.


Worst Features

Better visibility


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take it from me.........dont buy one
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Cyrix
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG SLK32 AMG 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


Review

If you dont like going to the dealer
every 3rd day for fixing, dont buy one.


Best Features

Power, handling.


Worst Features

everything that has to do with reliability


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Versatility and Performance
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By BadDancer21
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG SLK32 AMG 2dr Roadster (3.2L 6cyl S/C 5A)


Review

Excellent engine, quick transmission, nice ride for a sports car, perfect balance of sport and luxury


Best Features

Supercharger, retractable hardtop. It's a fast, fast Mercedes. Amazing brakes and grip


Worst Features

Headlight's style, optional manual transmission


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