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

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

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Review submitted by
Rich Benning on

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04)

Summary

2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It was my wifes car - not really one for blokes.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Looked much better than it was to drive.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No - too noisey. Dont use Mercedes dealers. Car was working perfectly fine before it went in for routine servicing. Car came back and it stalled all the time (auto box). They refused to accept any responsibilty and then had the cheek to say it would be 1 hour of labour to find the fault (£105 p/h). Turned out to be the MAS sensor which I ordered from the US at a cost of £85 (geniune unit). Mercedes wanted £215 + fitting. SRS fault came on shortly before selling - was quoted £550 to replace the unit that had gone faulty.

What are you likely to buy next?
An X5 replaced this.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
March 2004

Did you get a good deal and why?
-

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
-

What was the dealer like?
-

Driving it

3 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Brisk on the road but noisey. 4 cylinder engine ruff when pushed.

What's it like to park?
Doddle to park as its a small car - bonnet is long though but so long as you can see it you are fine.

Living with it

2 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
A number of niggly faults that I would have not expected from a car like this. Kept on blowing interior bulbs and constant requirement to rebalance the front alloys.

What's most practical about your car?
-

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
-

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