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Best Roadster in the 50k Range
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By Aaron
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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Pro: Very stylish and elegant. I have the silver one with red interior. The SLK 350 feels very solid on the road. Mine has the 6M and it is fun and easy to drive. Cons: The navigation unit failed once, the dealer replaced it with a new one, it has been working fine since.


Best Features

Love the retractable hard top with the real glass rear window. Also love the HID and Airscarf.


Worst Features

The interface of the navigation could be a little more user-friendly.


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Should have gotten it sooner!
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By jj
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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I have the 6 speed manual 350, and everytime I get in the car, I can't help but smile. This car is such a joy to drive. The AirScarf option bascially makes this car an all season convertible, not just for summer. People look at you funny when driving in the middle of winter with the down down, but with heated seats and warm air blowing on your neck from the headrest, it is extremely comfortable. Wind noise is minimal, you can have a pleasant conversation with the top down driving 70 mph on the freeway. The free car wash at the dealership is an awesome service, never having to wash my car ever again!


Best Features

AirScarf, hardtop convertible, auto adjusting seats when you get out, auto adjusting mirrors when you parallel park, good accelleration


Worst Features

CD Changer should not be in the glove compartment. 6 speed manual be standard on SLK 55 AMG. Rear tires wear out fast.


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What's best for $60-70k
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By doc rokt
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl 7A)


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I drove them all, and this was the best as it has all the creature comforts, can be driven in any format ie commute, aggressive back roads, flying on the highway, all the way to flat out racing, -- equally well. Watching the jaws drop as you fly by is alone worth every cent. For the first time I got everything I ever wanted in a sports car with no sacrifices in safety or comfort. Drop the top, crank the sat radio, classic vinyl born to be wild and feel the smile spread from ear to ear, sing your lungs out and have more fun and performance than you ever ever thought possible.The one gripe I have exists in all exotics and that is annoying small problems that require a short dealer fix.


Best Features

Unlimited power and phenominal road control


Worst Features

Beef up thin plasiic parts like the trunk seperator which rattles etc. Come on MB we don't expect any cheap parts in cars which cost this much


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SLK350 Review
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By vakroo
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible (3.5L 6cyl 6M)


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The car is great, engine is smooth and plenty of power. The extra cash for the 3.5L vs. the 3.0L is well worth it if you understand performance. The sound from the dual exhausts make you feel you are driving a car that normally costs twice as much! Yes, it is a little car, but once you're behind the wheel, you will feel like you are in control of a monster on wheels! I recommend this vehicle for anyone that is looking for fun but also enjoys getting the looks from jealous drivers in their tame sedans as you pass them by. Get one, you won't regret it!


Best Features

The Xenon headlights are a must, they turn night into day. The fog lamps that turn with the steering wheel lighting up your path are great! The retractable hardtop obviously is a marvel, but you do need to be at a complete stop for it to function.


Worst Features

The electronic seats will not allow you to lower the backrest without moving the seat forward. This is designed to stop you making contact with the back of the car, but no too practical if you are over 6 foot tall. Cup holders are a little impractical to use and will only hold can size beverages.


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By i. fraigun
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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK280 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)


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I love to drive this car. Especially with the top down. However, my husband leaves before I do in the morning so I usually have to drive our other car. This car is a lot of fun to drive. The hardtop convertible is great and very convenient to use. I love the heated seats and neck warmer. The ride can be a little jittery on some roads.


Best Features

The automatic convertible top. The heated seats. The neck warmer. The seat memory makes it easy to change drivers. No back seat.


Worst Features

Height adjustable seat belt for short people so it doesn't get us in the neck. Work on making ride less jittery.


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