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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 230K 2d Tip Auto (04) (2004/04)

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 230K 2d Tip Auto (04) (2004/04) - Owner Review

Cruiser or tourer rather than an outright sports car. Engine is noisy. Feels lazy until you put your foot down and start using the revs and the supercharger at which point it feels more agile.
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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Initial depreciation is actually quite bad. Loses heavily in first year. Autos, metallic paint, leather seats are 'standard' options which add about 10% to the list which isn't really reflected in used prices.

Costs

3 out of 5

Servicing interval variable - based on 9000 miles and up depending on how you drive it. Mercedes dealers rates. However you get free vehicle recovery while car is dealer maintained.

Driving

4 out of 5

Cruiser or tourer rather than an outright sports car. Engine is noisy. Feels lazy until you put your foot down and start using the revs and the supercharger at which point it feels more agile.

Performance

5 out of 5

Quick once you get used to it. Good progressive brakes give confidence.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Too early to tell.

Image

5 out of 5

Bit girly while also solid/sensible.

Comfort

5 out of 5

Much better than expected. Absorbs bumps with poise and doesn't rattle or shake. Some wind and road noise. Bit tight on space. Fits with its capability as a tourer.

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Insurance group: 34

Security

4 out of 5

Alarm, immobiliser, automatic central locking when car is driven. Passenger door and boot can be set to unlock on second press of key fob.

Service

5 out of 5

Dealers encountered so far very helpful which is counter to reputation from a few years ago. Post sales support has been good.

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
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Gearbox
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Other
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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