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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 200K 2d (00) (2004/53)

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 200K 2d (00) (2004/53) - Owner Review

Not exactly practical, but to fair the car isn't that sort of car

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Review submitted by
Chris Abrathat on

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I hope it says fun, however other peoples reaction are surprised I drive this car because, apparently, "I'm okay, so why do you drive a car like that?"

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Generally like, loads of kudos. Some think only people who love themselves drive this car.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Never, reliability. I drive 5k miles a year, however in one year it was in the garage 3 times.

What are you likely to buy next?
Completely different car, Lexus GS 450h. Not comparable. On the mercedes the steering wheel is extra, on the Lexus even airconditioned seats are standard.

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
August 2007

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not really

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Wanted to have a fun car for weekends and to make the commute a little more fun

What was the dealer like?
Good, when I wanted to buy it..

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Nice, nippy and it feels like its glued to the road.

What's it like to park?
Easy, its small and no huge blind spots but I am used to much larger cars.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Constantly in the garage. The lambert sensor has been changed 4 times, failed the MOT for the last 2 years requiring work to get it through. The boot cover (that needs pulling out to close the roof) broke.

What's most practical about your car?
Not exactly practical, but to fair the car isn't that sort of car

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
The roof, its excellent.

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