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

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

Excellent grip and cornering (17"" wheels), steering weighted nicely with variable power steering, could do with more feedback. 1st gear is too low (redlines at 30mph). Hard to wheelspin or slide due to grip and ESP.
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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (04-11)

Value

3 out of 5

Expensive if you pay UK list price, got big discount on mine

Costs

4 out of 5

cheapish insurance for this kind of car, economical around 30mpg for fast motorway runs and slightly less for heavy traffic.

Driving

4 out of 5

Excellent grip and cornering (17"" wheels), steering weighted nicely with variable power steering, could do with more feedback. 1st gear is too low (redlines at 30mph). Hard to wheelspin or slide due to grip and ESP.

Performance

4 out of 5

Plenty fast enough for me but close ratio 6 spd shift needs working. License loosing speed creeps up quickly. Supercharger booms then a high pitched whine at higher revs. Sounds sporty.

Reliability

4 out of 5

nothing wrong with it yet.

Image

5 out of 5

Has to be the car to be in right now, people will stare. Far more exclusive and better looking than boxsters and Z4s (for now at least), red leather looks great. Get the bigger alloys.

Comfort

4 out of 5

Good driving position, very comfortable on long trips, don't bother with sports suspension, standard is stiff enough and you have to be lunatic to upset it, airscarf fab.

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Insurance group: 37

Security

4 out of 5

has Thatcham alarm, electric steering lock,

Service

4 out of 5

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Did you buy the car new?
Yes

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes