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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 230K 2d Auto (1999/V)

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 230K 2d Auto (1999/V) - Owner Review

Very comfortable with a sporty edge. My first SLK didn't handle as well as my second, so there must be some variance depending on age.
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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Quite good. A full tank gets me about 190 miles.

Costs

4 out of 5

Private Mercedes dealerships who have the monopoly on servicing can be expensive. I was once charged £30 labour for someone to put on a number-plate!

Driving

5 out of 5

Very comfortable with a sporty edge. My first SLK didn't handle as well as my second, so there must be some variance depending on age.

Performance

5 out of 5

Great performance. Can be a bit heavy, but then again that can come in handy at times.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Again, I wasn't as happy with my first car as with my second. I did have a couple of reliability problems. They were sorted out though and weren't repeated. Second car seems good so far.

Image

5 out of 5

There is no other car that I would rather drive at this moment. Every time I get out of it I have to look back to admire it. It can also be the focus of attention at traffic lights.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Very comfortable. Large cabin, heated seats... what more can I say!

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Security

3 out of 5

Be careful. My first car was stolen from me in the street at gun-point (the police got it back a week later bless them!) but it was a terrifying experience that I hope is never repeated.

Service

4 out of 5

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Problems

Bodywork
Stonechips which need resprays.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Door needing to be pulled hard to shut.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes