Used Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (2004 - 2011) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 20 Apr 2009
4
The Mercedes-Benz SLK is a feel-good convertible. Every one of its engines is a pleasure to drive, it looks stunning and has a party-piece in its folding metal roof.
Mercedes-Benz SLK Roadster (04-11)
Neat styling, good quality interior, refined with roof down
More powerful models are expensive to run, poor manual gearbox, no diesel option

New price range:

£28,560 - £41,920

Used price range:

£2,125 - £8,190

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4 out of 5

The Mercedes-Benz SLK is a feel-good convertible. Every one of its engines is a pleasure to drive, it looks stunning and has a party-piece in its folding metal roof. Inside it’s well built, comfortable and well equipped. As a result it’s been a hit for Mercedes-Benz and used prices have stayed high. But while it's undoubtedly desirable, the more powerful models are expensive to run and the manual gearbox - standard on smaller engined versions - isn't pleasant to use.

Plus in terms of driver involvement it can't match the likes of the Porsche Boxster. But for refinement and style - few convertibles come close.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

4 out of 5

Reliability

5 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

2 out of 5

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

4 out of 5

Equipment

3.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 Lets face it... A 2 seat roadster in never going to be that practical, If it was, it wouldn't be fun. However, the boot is surprisingly roomy - even with the top down.  

5 out of 5

Meirion Jeffrey ,   20 May 2014    ... read more

 Everything is very practical and designed in ergonomic manner.  

5 out of 5

Nenad Djordjevic ,   20 May 2014    ... read more

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

4 out of 5

dave bates ,   24 Apr 2014    ... read more

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