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

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

Large boot when roof is up
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Review submitted by
Terry Pollard on

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (96-04)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I'm savouring a mid-life experience!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Family love it, I've just acquired some new friends, and up to now I've not totally bored everyone telling them how beautiful it is to drive. I'm often out at 3 in the morning just cruising along the motorway, enjoying it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Absolutely, it's such a joy to drive it's taken me back 40yrs to my Lotus years

What are you likely to buy next?
Nothing, unless this one gets written off, and then it will be an AMG (if I can afford it!)

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£7,500

When did you buy the car?
October 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Mine is a "one previous lady owner" car, so low mileage, f.s.h. etc., and I think it is worth the price I paid

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Driving up the motorway to Yorkshire or Scotland I have many times watched an SLK growling past us and said to my wife "I wish we were driving that instead of this". And now I am!

What was the dealer like?
Very helpful, but very keen to sell.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
It's beautiful, easy, feels like a well fitted leather boot, although best to avoid potholes and speedhumps. I always know I have bags of power to spare, so overtaking is a joy.

What's it like to park?
Dead easy, it's got a wheel on each corner so you're always aware of how near you are to anything

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Slight wobble on the brakes which is only slowly disappearing so I will return it for inspection.

What's most practical about your car?
Large boot when roof is up

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Electric roof, such a gorgeous thing to behold in action!

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