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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 200K (Sports Pack) (2008) 2d Tip Auto (2009/09)

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 200K (Sports Pack) (2008) 2d Tip Auto (2009/09) - Owner Review

OK its a 2 seater sports car, but you can get a Tesco shop (or Aldi more often), in the boot.
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Review submitted by
Dave Bates on

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (04-11)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Its really my wife's car and she looks fab in it. When I drive it says that I have a wealthy wife and I have good taste in cars.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They all love it. It really does look fantastic.

Would you buy this car again and why?
I would buy this car again; I just love it. Sporty yet surprisingly practical.

What are you likely to buy next?
My wife is likely to buy a Range Rover Evoque next. She wants 4 wheel drive and finds my Audi Quattro too fast!

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£18,000

When did you buy the car?
July 2014

Did you get a good deal and why?
I think we got a good deal. We got a good partex and a few goodies thrown in, so very happy.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
We wanted a sports convertible and this one was beautiful in Red.

What was the dealer like?
Wolverhampton Mercedes were very good. I especially enjoyed the free AMG day that we qualified for with the purcase. I really want an SLS AMG, should be SLS OMG!

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
The 4 speed auto makes the car easy to drive albeit a bit noisy at speed with the top down. The 185 BHP engine pulls well through the rev range, suspension is good and the ventilated brakes are awsome.

What's it like to park?
Front and rear parking aids are essential as visibility for parking with the top up is not good. Turning circle is excellent however.

Living with it

4 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
A few glitches: Stereo Speaker faulty, Drivers seat mechanism poor, but that's it, and they will be sorted at the next service under warranty when we get a free courtesy car.

What's most practical about your car?
OK its a 2 seater sports car, but you can get a Tesco shop (or Aldi more often), in the boot.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air scarf is brilliant. With the heater on and heated seats and air scarf you can have the lid down on a frosty sunny day...lovely.

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