2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Consumer Review: Nice wrapper on a German beer

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Convertible - Consumer Review

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Nice wrapper on a German beer can
By petemac on


2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Roadster (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


The car looked beautiful in the showroom, and the it still does. However, the compliments on its apperance in no way makes up for the lackluster performance and the slipshod engineering. I have back problems driving the car any longer than 2 hours. It runs like it is an out of breath patient. My Z4 (2004) could have run rings around this nanny goat. The car burns oil like it doesn't have rings and the dealer wants in brought in to monitor oil consumption since many have had engines replaced. If it was placed on a dynometer in the US there is no way it would produce the listed 268 HP. At 36K it had to have a transmission replaced. Overall it is a dog. Don't buy one, worst car I've owned!

Best Features

None. The car is a dog! Save your money and buy from a car company that stands by its products since MB doesn't.

Worst Features

The only good points are its looks. Otherwise start over. The engine should be scrapped and the tranny is a joke. Worst car I have ever owned.
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