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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 230K 2d (00) (2001/Y)

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 230K 2d (00) (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Direct steering and great grip. Buy the 6-speed manual if you want real fun. May not be a Boxster, but very quick and what style!
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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Mercs are never bargains, but UK spec used import £1800 cheaper - only lacks electric/heated seats.

Costs

3 out of 5

Mercedes servicing pricey, but hey it's only once a year if you cover 10,000 miles!

Driving

4 out of 5

Direct steering and great grip. Buy the 6-speed manual if you want real fun. May not be a Boxster, but very quick and what style!

Performance

4 out of 5

Fab manual 6-speed. 7 secs to 60mph and nearly 150mph - what more do you want on the public highway!

Reliability

4 out of 5

It's a Mercedes - what more can one say! Standard 30-year breakdown cover just in case.

Image

5 out of 5

Just look at the envious eyes as you cruise past with the roof up or down. Style, style and more style with an upmarket panache.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Great seats, fine driving ergonomics and solid build quality reflect Mercedes excellence. Fab cockpit and classy dials.

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Security

3 out of 5

No deadlocks, but alarm and immobiliser. I'm fitting Tracker just in case. Steel roof gotta be better than vulnerable soft top alternatives - like TTs and Boxters.

Service

1 out of 5

Impeccable dealer service. Real professionals with a touch of class at Hughes of Beaconsfield.

Problems

Bodywork
None, but watch out for stone chips on bonnet's leading edge.

Engine
None so far.

Gearbox
-

Other
-

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