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Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 350 2d Tip Auto (2005/55)

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster 350 2d Tip Auto (2005/55) - Owner Review

The heating systems (Airscarf, heated seats and amazing cabin heating) make it viable to drive with the roof off in any exterior temperature.

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Review submitted by
Andy Rowley on

Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (04-11)


5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Mid life crisis? Maybe... but I couldn't care less. It says I enjoy having fun no matter what others might think.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Everyone adores it. Neighbours seem envious and the younger locals go green eyed when they see it.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes I would. I'd like one with the Xenon lights and auto wipers and folding mirrors and auto dipping rear view mirror and auto climate control.... everything on Mercedes Benz is optional!

What are you likely to buy next?
Who knows. I need to get tired of this one first. I'd really liek a Range Rover but having read so many negative reviews, it would have to be a very special one... maybe one that worked all the time. I could even be tempted by the 55 AMG version of this car.

Buying experience

5 out of 5

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

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
August 2010

Did you get a good deal and why?
Not bad but not great. The car didn't have as many options as some of a similar price and also had done as many miles. The only reason we bought it was because it had the colour combination we wanted. Black with cream leather interior.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Had a touareg V10 previously and fancied something more sporty. Only need two seats so this fitted the bill. Also easier to drive after a knee operation :-)

What was the dealer like?
Seller was brilliant. Won't go into reasons why here, but he was extremely helpful.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Awesome. Very fast. Handling is superb.Well mannered at town speeds and over B roads. Comes alive on A roads with the roof down. Feels like a supercar... it IS a supercar.

What's it like to park?
Parking sensors front and rear so very easy. Rear visibility limited with roof on, but with it off, visibility is excellent behind.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Not yet, but only had it for a week so far. Not expecting anything to go wrong though.

What's most practical about your car?
The heating systems (Airscarf, heated seats and amazing cabin heating) make it viable to drive with the roof off in any exterior temperature.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Harman Kardon sound system is fantastic. Airscarf heating.

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