MB has a hit with the SLK. It is a drop-dead gorgeous roadster that continues to draw stares from all types. Last weekend, two Harley riders gave us a thumbs-up and mouthed "nice car" as we passed. The quality is outstanding, both interior fit & finish, and exterior paint & wheels. With the top up, the interior is as quiet as any car that I have owned. The trunk size is reasonable... two medium duffle bags and a 12 pack cooler provide plenty of room for a weekend getaway. Mileage is 19 city & 24-25 hi-way. Sometimes we think that we spent too much for this "mid-life toy" but then we take it for a quick drive and immediately change our minds. This car is a true joy.
Outstanding material quality. The hard top is magic. Engine is fast with plenty of torque throughout the range. The 7 speed transmission senses when you drive aggressively... raising the shift points while the exhaust roars. Great stereo. Wife loves the air scarfs & heated seats.
Stereo needs brighter screen display when driving with top down. Also needs fade controls. Six CD changer takes up too much of glove box space. Cup holders are a bit funky but actually are very functional.
The car is one exceptional piece of automotive excellence. Aside from the obvious stunning looks , both exterior and interior, this is a driver's car. I find myself looking for longer ways to reach my destination. Very powerful motor, smooth transmission -it rockets once you put your foot on pedal. The Harmon Kardon Sound system , along with Sirius satellite radio is magnificent and sounds great. The hard top dropping into the trunk in under 20 seconds is something to watch. The comfort package is worth it. The air scarf is ingenious. When everything is said and done - this is truly a fun car to drive and the aesthetic appeal from both men and women is very evident. Great Car !
The ride and the way the car accelerates and handles. It loves cornering roads and it feels like you are truly in command. No swaying . The drop down top is just fun to watch. As a convertible with the wind and air against your face - it feels awesome.
Get rid of the cup holders since they really do not serve any function. It's tough to put a cup of coffee above the dash and try and reach for it as you drive. This car was not designed to cater to the coffee lovers ( me included ). If you want a cup of coffee - go to Starbucks.
I never thought I'd be saying Mercedes-Benz and sportscar in the same sentence. From the incredible power and torque of the engine, to the handing and the stop on a dime brakes, this car is a blast to drive. It's modern styling and comfort features set it appart from the competition
Styling, build quality, incredible engine
Seat belt gets caught between the door and the seat