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

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

Pleasing cruiser, but vague and imprecise when pushing on a bit.
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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04)

Value

4 out of 5

Bought low mileage and second-hand after initial depreciation. Such quality for fleet car money.

Costs

3 out of 5

Things are expensive if you need them, but you won't very often. Ignore MB dealers (£107 per hour + VAT) and go for specialists and save a fortune. They say MB history is important, but you'll never recoup the cost.

Driving

4 out of 5

Pleasing cruiser, but vague and imprecise when pushing on a bit.

Performance

4 out of 5

Drive it however you like, it always does 30+ mpg. Supercharged Motor feels strong but this car isn't about speed.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Micro switches in 'reliable' roof mechanism can stick and leave you stranded, roof half up or down ! MB Dealer says this is common after 5yrs+ and they are expensive on labour to replace.

Image

5 out of 5

Never fails to attract attention even if you don't want it. Everyone judges you on it even if it cost less than a Ford Focus.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Feels like C class saloon behind the wheel. Very comfy for a 'sports' car.

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Security

4 out of 5

Untested, would like deadlocks. Alarm thankfully not over sensitive.

Service

2 out of 5

Shockingly expensive and lack proper care and attention.

Problems

Bodywork
Finish on alloy wheels is blistered and corroded despite great care and they need refurbishing.

Engine
-

Gearbox
-

Other
Roof mechanism - micro switches started to stick. Eventually all had to be replaced.

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