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Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG SLK 55 (2008) 2d Tip Auto (2008/08)

Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG SLK 55 (2008) 2d Tip Auto (2008/08) - Owner Review

Good boot space for 2 seater, excellent winter car with tin-top and LSD.
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Review submitted by
Ian Aird on

Mercedes-Benz SLK AMG (04-10)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Perhaps a bit too well off, but still a boy-racer.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Beautiful - people stand back to stare.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Probably not - would seek out the CLK55 AMG and have it tuned, as being a bit more family friendly.

What are you likely to buy next?
Another AMG.

Buying experience

3 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£19,780

When did you buy the car?
February 2013

Did you get a good deal and why?
Some body corrosion already, loose exhaust mounts, minor interior damage.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
The sheer thrill of it.

What was the dealer like?
A nice guy and ready to barter.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Stonking - we've had AMGs before and though this is a bit heavier and not as hairy-crazy as an SLK32 AMG, it's still a beast.

What's it like to park?
Long nose demands attention. Parking aids essential to avoid expensive paintwork.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Little things - seat adjustment relay, roof location pegs, brake pads & rotors.

What's most practical about your car?
Good boot space for 2 seater, excellent winter car with tin-top and LSD.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The roof! Quick, smooth - pity they don't fit the SmartRoof kit as standard. Air-scarf is wonderful too.

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