2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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Mileage: 49695
Color: SILVER
Body Style: Convertible
Trim Level: SLK 350
Doors: 2
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel: GAS
Location: Bellevue, WA

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Another Great Experience

5
Yvonne & Gary on 09/01/2016

Customer Service: 5.0 Overall Facilities: 5.0

A year ago we bought a used Jeep Wrangler from Stu and are totally satisfied with the purchase and performance. Our son is relocating back to Seattle and no longer needs the Jeep Wrangler. After trying to sell instantly to a couple of dealers listed online, we soon discovered their instant cash offer was a ploy. These dealers upon inspection used every tactic to justify a low ball sell value. What a frustrating disappointment!We contacted Stu to see if he would offer to buy back the jeep. He provided an offer based upon the Jeep being in the same condition as when we purchased it from him. We accepted Stus offer, and we were very pleased the transaction was hassle free. The entire experience was again another great experience. We highly recommend buying from and/or selling to Auto Connections in Bellevue. Stu is awesome to deal with!

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Overall Rating
4.7
  Based on 97 reviews

Love Love Love It

4.5
johonna on 12/05/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 3 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 3 Reliability Rating: 5

By the title of my review, you should already know I absolutely love this car. I bought mine used with almost 100K miles for a song and it looks brand new. As many posters state, it does get a lot of attention which wasn't exactly my intention but every time people comment or give those looks I just chuckle because its actually the least expensive car I ever bought and not sure why everyone doesn't have one :) It is in excellent condition and have absolutely no concerns with its reliability. Also, despite others complaints about the trunk, I was able to put a set of golf clubs, beach chair, small suitcase in the trunk with the top down!

My First Car

4.3
trickypeng2 on 01/01/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is for people who are ready for a sportscar and the convenience of the convertible. Maybe for a graduation present, or newly weds, this car doesn't come cheap. If you want the looks, you WILL, I guarantee to you, will get the looks from curious and jealous people you pass in the streets. The car is pretty fast of a 0-60 time in about 5.4 seconds, which is nothing to complain about. If you want to get this car for the luxury name of Mercedes-Benz, this isn't the best model to consider. However, on the bright side of the car, you will thoroughly enjoy the great handling and sports-car like exhaust and ambiance that you will greatly receive from this SLK. Not made for long road trips!!

Nice car but not an S2000

4.8
tye.s2k on 12/14/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I own a HondaS2000 and refuse to trade that roadster for this one. I bought this 2005 with 11K but noticed the brakes aren't as smooth or crisp as my S2000. The driver side rear window doesn't raise perfectly and the rear tail light just went out. This v6 has tons of power but quite simply its a sports car, not a race car. The car is much to soft to reliably do the things I've done & can still do with my S2000 (105k). It is a nice car to cruise, and "look cute" in. So as long as you treat it like a delicate baby, I imagine the car will be fine. If you want 360 donuts, & drifting.. get an s2000! - trust me.

Road Trip

4.9
Readie Eddie on 10/01/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Road trip from eastern Minnesota through the Black Hills Area, South Dakota in early September 2009.It was hard to get everything in we wanted to take but the ride and performance were great. Approximately 1300 interstate miles and 500 mountain hairpin curves. Overall mileage was over 27 MPG. A great trip till I tried to clean off the grasshoppers. They just won’t wash off. Front grill and nose of the car is slowly getting better but I have never seen anything so hard to get clean.

SLK 350 2005

4.9
hoss on 04/15/2009

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great/fun to drive ! Looked at alot of other cars ( as close to it's class as possible )! Make no mistake, you buy this car and you will love every time you get in it! Lot's of looks! Lots of other people look at you with total jealously, knowing their car is not worthy ! Enjoy !

The perfect Sports Car

4.9
Richard on 11/14/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I am not sure what all these Z4 owners are posting here, but the Z4 feels like a toy in comparison to the SLK350. First, this car handles very well at high speed. The Z4 seems like is going to loose control. Second, the hardtop is a huge plus. It accelerates very well, in the mid 5 secs, and the engine sounds like a race car. I have had this car for almost 4 years with only one minor problem that was fixed during the first maintenance. It has been the best car I have ever had.

Wow, I love this car!

5
Rob on 10/12/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned this Merc for approx. 6 months now and I am so pleased. It turns heads everywhere I go! It stands out from the crowd of other convertibles (Porsches and BMWs). It took me a year to find one with just about all the features I wanted (would have liked the wood accent int). This is not inexpensive to maintain ($75 to change the oil myself). Also, have a winter beater if you live in the North.

What a Rush!

5
Jockeyjohnny on 10/08/2008

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought a mars red 2005 SLK 350 following my heart attack. What a joy to drive, with the 6-speed manual transmission bringing back memories of my youthful sports car days. I have owned it for a month and have not put the top up yet and I live in rainy Oregon. I just don't drive it in the rain. It is very fast and looks so elegant that it draws constant stares.

Nice body style, terrible engineering

1.9
jones on 08/27/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

This was my dream car when it came out. I immediately traded in my BMW Z4 for this SLK350 "donkey". It was the worst decision of my life. The car does draw attention, if that is what you are into. The car spent more time in the shop than on the road. Replaced a manual transmission at 34K and now needs another. The engine acts as if it does not get enough air and strains in the lower power curve. The car is a reliability nightmare and does not perform like it has 268 hp, closer to 200 hp. Mercedes has consistently failed to stand behind the car and has denied there are issues even when they have released multiple internal documents on its poor performance. Last MB I will ever own.

Topless Performer

4.9
V of CS on 06/02/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car offers outstanding performance with great looks. It can serve as your Summer car - top down, 0- 60 sprints in 4.8 seconds - or daily driver averaging 20-22 MPG. The sport seats and interior are superb. The AMG exterior styling is masculine but not over the top. Fuel economy is an "8" when compared against other V8 automobiles in this performance range - you want 30 MPG buy a Civic. Options: Iridium Silver, Premium 3 Package, Lighting package, Heating Package, Sadachiba multipiece wheels, illuminated door sills and clear front stone and chip guard.

The perfect car

5
Lon on 05/19/2007

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I drove a few different convertibles, and was impressed with the folding hardtop (less unique than it used to be), heating system (airscarf), the performance, and great looks. I have had a good experience with the reliability of this car. I've driven 10,000 miles in 15 months, I have not experienced any problems. I have gotten as much as 28 mpg, though it's around 20 in the city.

Some Problems

4.3
KD on 04/10/2007

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

I agree this car is fun, however, this car has been in the shop so many times for what appears to be a fuel purge release, consent popping in the right rear of the car. Mercedes does not stand behind their loaners and they can't figure out what the problem is. Does anyone? The car other than that is nice, fun. But when you pay that much for a car You expect it to be perfect. No more Mercedes for me. I will stick to my old BMW M3 I had before.

Nice wrapper on a German beer can

1.4
petemac on 01/03/2007

Performance: 1 Comfort: 1 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 1 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

The car looked beautiful in the showroom, and the it still does. However, the compliments on its apperance in no way makes up for the lackluster performance and the slipshod engineering. I have back problems driving the car any longer than 2 hours. It runs like it is an out of breath patient. My Z4 (2004) could have run rings around this nanny goat. The car burns oil like it doesn't have rings and the dealer wants in brought in to monitor oil consumption since many have had engines replaced. If it was placed on a dynometer in the US there is no way it would produce the listed 268 HP. At 36K it had to have a transmission replaced. Overall it is a dog. Don't buy one, worst car I've owned!

Fun to drive

4.8
nappy on 12/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I look forward to driving to work everyday now. This is my first Mercedes and I love it. The service you get from the dealer is awesome, you would never get that from a domestic company. I got the car with the AMG sports package, and it is a very nice option to have, makes the car look a lot better and sportier.

The Most Underated Roadster

5
visimap on 11/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Despite the fact that US car magazines give this great roadster no credit, it is a fun to drive real sports car. I test drove a Boxter S, a Z4 and a TT and I liked the SLK best - especially since it is the only premium roadster with a retractable hard top. My SLK is a 6 speed manual with the AMG sports package. The way the manual tranny is mated to the engine is a thing of beauty. And, it is so beautiful that people think I paid $100,000 for it!

Pretty Great Car

4.9
Bill Pierce on 10/22/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

What a car. People stare at all the time. It is very comfortable, and I am not a small person. Leg room is exceptional. Driving position is perfect. I drive this car around just because I want to, and the destination is unimportant.

Just Awesome!

4.9
JP on 08/11/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded in my 2003 Audi TT for a SLK 55AMG with all possible options, which I chose to buy over a 2006 SLK 350. This car is incredibly fast. The roar of the engine is music to enthusiasts' ears. The cockpit although somewhat "enclosing", is comfortable, well designed, built with nice materials, and complements the sport look of the exterior. The audio system is a blast. The air scarf, although unpractical for Florida, is very different amenity to have in your car. The exterior attracts lots of attention on the road and while parked. I prefer the top up. Acceleration is a thrill, and gas mileage is not that bad for 8 cylinders.

It's Too Much Fun

4.9
Richard on 07/25/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I just purchased my first roadster - a pre-owned 2005 Launch Edition. I have never had so much fun driving a car before. I am in awe of all the attention received by just driving down the street. There is a feeling of such exhilaration every time I'm behind the steering wheel. All I can say is that it's too much fun.

SLK Always being Repaired - Stay Away

3.6
M Davis on 07/14/2006

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 1

This car is always in the shop, the oil light came on in the first 1000 miles and was in the shop 4 times before the car had 5000 miles on it, Dealer actually suggested I had to put oil in the car. SRS system went out and electronics are flakey as well as the convertable top. Mercedes quality has gone way down hill, as well as their customer service. They tell you when you buy, that you will get a like kind loaner when your in for warranty repair. But you get whatever rental car the the in house rental agency (currently Enterprise) has for you. So after paying for a Mercedes, I find myself in a Ford Taurus quite a lot. Plastic pieces seem to break on the body very easily. Dont buy.

Very Happy

5
dbynum on 06/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned C5& C6 Corvettes (in Europe). SLK55 is on par with them in performance. I selected the Corvette in Europe over the SLK because SLKs are limited to 155/176mph. On the Autoban performance in the left lane is the name of the game. Stateside the SLK retractable hard top is a plus to the SLR styling.

SLK350 is my perfect car

4.9
Lauren on 04/10/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After dreaming for years about owning a Porsche Boxster, I had not considered or drove any other sports car because the rest, you know which ones I'm talking about came with too much stigma attached, not to mention their ridiculous price tags. The older SLK models always looked more like "toy" cars than real automobiles so I smiled but never bothered. On a chance visit to a local MBZ dealer I was offered to test drive the SLK350 and found that was the car for me. My search began in earnest when I narrowed it down to the Launch Edition for its standard features and exclusivity. It's gorgeous, comfortable and solid. I haven't regretted buying my SLK350 for a minute and hope to keep it forever.

Nice car, crummy company

4.3
raddoc on 04/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

My SLK350 was trouble free until 1850 miles. Since then the check oil light has come on at least 4 times. Each time it required adding 1-2 quarts . The dealer denied a problem, but I eventually discovered that there are TSBs covering this issue- MB was not forthcoming in admitting a problem. The car is great fun to drive, but I have serious concerns about long- term ownership, reliability and resale value. Lease it, don't buy it.

SLK350 is a real delight

5
Andrew on 03/23/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I now have 18,000 kilometers on my 2005 SLK350 and it is turning out to be everything it promised and remains problem-free despite the usual spirited driving. It's fully loaded. The only thing I had to do was lubricate the hardtop rubber at the points where it folds. Did this once, was very easy to do, and it got rid of the little squeaks that had developed in the dry weather. Have driven it all winter in Northern Ontario, Canada on a set of proper winter tires, and the automatic climate-control system is fully up to the demands of even the coldest weather up here. The SLK350 is a perfect all-season sports car, and has a great engine. I have never had to top up the oil.

Hardtop Roadster - The Only Way To Go

4.3
Joe Carballosa on 03/07/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Besides being the most beautuful roadster on the market, the SLK is now a real sports car with the convenience of a retractable hard top. All car magazines praise the Boxter and ignore the SLK. I drove both and, although the Boxter does handle well, it lacks the low end torque and the hardtop of the SLK. Why buy a soft top convertible whan you can get a safe, quiet and more attractive hard top. It is like having 2 cars in one, a coupe AND a convertible! This is the way of the future. Plus the SLK is a blast to drive - especially with a six speed manual transmission. It goes like a rocket anywhere in the rev range because it provides all of its 250+ pond feet of torque from 2,200 RPM on.

Funnest Car on the Planet

4.8
Lisa Mc on 02/08/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

With the torque, the hp, the 7-speed automatic and the size, the car zips thru traffic like butter. Nothing else on the road like it. And when you're going 80 and press on the pedal? Torque is no different. Someone following me on the fwy watching me accelerate, even from high speeds, said afterward, "I love watching your car take off!" The amazing thing is the smoothness combined with the speed. It makes it seem like you're watching magic. The definition of power

Yeah, it's worth it.

4.9
Gary on 01/28/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

From the retractable hardtop to the James Bond/Batmobile design to the MB star in the nose, the SLK 350 is just an all-around jaw-dropper.

Love It!!

5
Grace on 01/26/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a fun little car. The only downfall is the engine/road noise while driving. Too, I wish it had a little more storage space in the interior. Perhaps a "small" back seat area.

SLK

4.8
MJ on 01/13/2006

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I really love the car design, handling and performance. It's pretty quick and absolutely fun to drive.

Best Car she ever drove

4.9
Karen Wagner on 12/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

No reason to return to dealership since we purchased. Super car for fun to drive and wife loves the 6 speed transmission. Feels that a real sports car like this new model should have the manual transmission. The "Scarf Heating"makes the driving expierence in fall and early spring in PA exceptional.

Excellent Automobile

5
TA on 12/21/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have to stop and breathe every time I drive my SLK 350. This is a top of the line luxury sports car. I have been stopped and complemented by complete strangers. The drive in itself is exhilarating (excellent handling). I have not and probably will not reach maximum speed; but just knowing the capability of the SLK 350 makes you feel confident.

The Benz your father never owned

4.6
Gregory Coyle on 11/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After looking around the country for the perfect SLK 350, I found it in Lincoln, Nebraska and flew there on 11/4/05 to purchase the car and drive it back to Dallas. It was by far, the most enjoyable eleven hour drive I have ever made in any car. The handling was superior to anything I have ever driven; the amenities provide you with not only a sense of safety but comfort and entertainment as well. The superior styling of the automobile was evident by the number of people on the highway that waived or gave me the "Thumbs Up." MB has come along way in the last 20 years in its use of advanced technology that provides the comfort and safty the American public demands. Just test it!

Excellent

5
gerry on 11/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The other choices were a Boxtser, or a 911. The Boxster was a pretty rough on the freeway (due to the poor state of the local freeways). The 911 was a much, much better car. Glorious to drive. But, it comes with the stigma of driving a 911. On the road, the SLK has more than enough performance. The additional power of the 911 wouldn't be something I could use often. The SLK definitely is a car that people like, and don't associate with obnoxious drivers - I've had numerous compliments from pedestrians, and other drivers. I'd definitely make the same choice. Its one of those cars that you will drive just for the sake of it and always be looking for excuses to drive.

Dream Car

4.8
Sheila on 11/05/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is the funnest vehicle I have ever driven. I love the way it takes curves on the highway and responds at the slightest touch on the accelerator. It has more trunk space than I expected in a roadster. It is also a "head turner"!!! I get compliments on it every where I go!!!!

Retirement Present

4.8
greasykid1 on 09/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My wife's car and she loves it. Gives her the visibility she needs & loves the GO power. Surprisingly good gas mileage. She doesn't like the wheels so we are going to get rid of them.

Janet's review

5
Janet on 08/01/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is wonderful. The car is really fun to drive and handles great.The power of the car is such fun.I get so many compliments when I drive the car. I have the launch edition.

My Favorite Car of All Time!

5
KayL on 07/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

After 7 years driving my beloved Honda Del Sol, I had to think about buying a new car. I researched for approximately a year and decided on the 350 SLK. I bought this car in 05/05 and have enjoyed it so very much. It's fun to drive, looks great, handles really well, and has a lot more power than the Del Sol (of course!). A friend asked me if I missed my Del Sol (that everyone knew I absolutely loved -- to the extent I wouldn't let anyone even drive it) -- and you know, I don't! It's much more quiet (from road noise) than any other roadster out there and has a lot more style and class. M-B and the dealer give special attention to everything and to the customer. A nice extra!

Thrilling Performance

5
Jeri on 07/23/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had to wait 3 months for my SLK 350 to arrive from Germany but it was well worth the wait. The SLK350 is quite a ride and has enough power to get you where you want to go. The interior is well appointed and the air scarf in the seats is great. New music sound system is totally awesome! This is my third Mercedez and I have not been disppointed. The ease and handling of the SLK350 is smooth. MBZ has a real winner with this new body style which is a real head-turner. Can't go wrong with this SLK and even though it is somewhat pricey, it is well worth the investment

Nice Drive

4.9
Sherm on 07/16/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I agree with Edmunds on the pros, but not the cons. You are getting much more car for the price than its peers and I find the blind spot negligible. I test drove the Lotus Elise and Boxter S. Both have slightly tighter suspensions. The Elise handling was amazing. The Boxter has a horrible blind spot and the SLK interior is far superior to either, especially the Elise. The engine is spectacular, very smooth and great torque even at low RPM. When I combined interior comfort, styling and the retractable hardtop, there was no question which car to buy. So far I haven't been let down. The SLK is a blast to drive, the air scarf is fantastic. Only regret, I didn't get the rain sensor wipers.

Great Ride

4.9
Vici on 07/10/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is truly a fun car to drive. Great aceleration and handling. Will receive a plethora of looks while driving, especially with the top down. Have not experience any problems in the first two months.

Great car

4.9
Tom on 06/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have owned 3 Porsches, and a Jag XKR and this by far beats them all. When you consider price, styling, performance, and fun to drive I think this is the most balanced auto Mercedes- AMG makes.

SLK 350

4.9
sjordan on 06/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

So much fun to drive. It's fast, responsive, and a joy on country roads. There are some blind spots you have to be careful of, and the seat isn't the best fit for my 5'2" height, but they are a small price to pay for the fun!

Fun in the Sun

5
kba on 06/18/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great acceleration and smooth handling. Head-turning body design. Quiet with the top up -- like driving a normal hard top car.

Pure joy to drive.

5
KANS on 06/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

MB has a hit with the SLK. It is a drop-dead gorgeous roadster that continues to draw stares from all types. Last weekend, two Harley riders gave us a thumbs-up and mouthed "nice car" as we passed. The quality is outstanding, both interior fit & finish, and exterior paint & wheels. With the top up, the interior is as quiet as any car that I have owned. The trunk size is reasonable... two medium duffle bags and a 12 pack cooler provide plenty of room for a weekend getaway. Mileage is 19 city & 24-25 hi-way. Sometimes we think that we spent too much for this "mid-life toy" but then we take it for a quick drive and immediately change our minds. This car is a true joy.

Awesome - You owe it to yourself

5
Anthony on 06/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The car is one exceptional piece of automotive excellence. Aside from the obvious stunning looks , both exterior and interior, this is a driver's car. I find myself looking for longer ways to reach my destination. Very powerful motor, smooth transmission -it rockets once you put your foot on pedal. The Harmon Kardon Sound system , along with Sirius satellite radio is magnificent and sounds great. The hard top dropping into the trunk in under 20 seconds is something to watch. The comfort package is worth it. The air scarf is ingenious. When everything is said and done - this is truly a fun car to drive and the aesthetic appeal from both men and women is very evident. Great Car !

Mercedes-Benz Sportscar?

4.9
Gary Adelman on 06/11/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I never thought I'd be saying Mercedes-Benz and sportscar in the same sentence. From the incredible power and torque of the engine, to the handing and the stop on a dime brakes, this car is a blast to drive. It's modern styling and comfort features set it appart from the competition

SLK55AMG

4
Michael Radcliffe on 06/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 3

When I was looking at cars I knew I wanted a convertible. While the cost and performance of the Corvette was interesting, you see a boat-load of Corvettes on the road and I wanted something a little different. It finally came down to a choice between the Lexus SC430 (great company/smooth quiet reliable car and also a hard-top convertable) vs. the SLK 55 AMG. If I had chosen using my head, I would have gone with the Lexus. The SLK had the performance and looks, but questionable reliability. My heart won the battle. So far I have not been disappointed.

My dream car!!

5
D and B on 06/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are fighting over who gets to drive this car every day. I think we are going to have to buy another one. We truly love this car. It's the best of both worlds, a sports car with luxury and class. It gets more looks driving down the road than our Corvette. You owe it to yourself to drive one if you are even considering a roadster.

Fun Roadster

4.9
Cm on 06/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great looking car with the new exterior design. Some angles reflect an SL look. Interior is superb, and it is easy to see and adjust all components. Outstanding quality and performance is on the mark.

2005 SLK--True Driver's Car

4.6
Robert Lasky on 05/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Have had car for a little over a month with no problems whatsoever. Great fun to drive with easy to use top. I live in Maine. Air scarf is a great feature which allows for top down driving even when temperatures are the the 50's. Cup holders are useless and there is not a lot of storage space or trunk space. Buy this car for its looks and because it is fun to drive, not because it is pratical, which it isn't.

I'm in love!

5
MAllen on 05/31/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 350SLK is an absolute dream from the retractable roof, speed when you need it, a quiet ride, unbelievable sound system, and solid handling. And it's beautiful to look at. It could use more lockable space and the cup holders are in a strange spot, but all other amenities more than make up for the inconvenience.

Heaven on Wheels

4.8
Linda Correa on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I've owned my SLK 350 for 2 months now and I LOVE IT. It not only has excellent performance, but it also handles the road beautifully. The new body style is appealing, and life doesn't get much better than driving "topless" in the summer heat, by the lake, and taking it all in. I highly recommend the Mercedes SLK 350.

SLK55 AMG

4.8
Vince34 on 05/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

With a V8 and the styling of the $450,000 SLR, this little car is a blast. It is much more user friendly than last years SLK32 AMG and almost as fast. Everybody loves the car's sleek looks and impressive performance.

Fun two seater

4.9
SteveO on 05/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is the most fun of any that I have owned. Unlike the 2004 version (which I did not buy) I can actually fit comfortably driving this model (and I am 6'1"). My only small complaint is that the legroom in the passenger seat is not as great as in the driver's seat. Still, it is a hoot to drive, top up or top down. It has excellent responsiveness, and is plenty fast with the basic six cylinder. I would get it again in a heartbeat.

Rush! Like no other.

5
Skip Horne on 05/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Awesome ride. I took the car on a 900 mile trip (Avg. 25.6 mpg on highway w/ avg. speed of 68mph allowing for pit stops) and was concerned before I left it might be uncomfortable for that long a ride, but at 6'2" I felt totally at ease. It has the horsepower to get out of the way and handling you would expect from a roadster. Top speed electronically limited to 155mph.

Love It!

4.9
Vic on 05/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I have the limited edition for Breast Cancer - it was the right color, had the features I wanted and a donation to Breast Cancer is a bonus! Love the performance of the car, love the look, and I'm even amazed at the size of the trunk. I'm getting about 20mpg around town and around 30mpg on long trips (all that with the way *I* drive!) The suspension is excellent. This car takes corners like you wouldn't believe. Only minor negatives are related to the additional spoilers on the front. They look great, but it's VERY easy to bump them on inclined driveways. Also, first gear (manual shift, 6 gears) is VERY low.. good for starting on slopes, otherwise pretty much useless.

New 350 SLK with 7 sp automatic

4.6
Matt on 05/11/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is my first Mercedes car and I have been very pleased so far. The seven speed automatic is a very good feature and allows you to pick the best gear for any situation. The sport mode allows the driver to go close to red line and shifts faster than any manual.

SLK55 AMG

4.9
Kyle on 04/28/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I have throughly enjoyed my driving experience so far. It hugs the road and actually feels like a "real" sports car. I am not a Mercedes fan but this car won me over. I actually chose it over several other cars with much higher price tags. My one complaint is the awkward placement of the cup holders. Other than that, get the factory installed radar dectector, you're going to need it.

Perfect

4.9
JEsch on 04/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

More fun, sportier, firmer and better interior design than the pre-2005 SLKs. The convertible hardtop remains the best feature and the heated "windscarf" is not just a new gadget. It's heaven on a chilly drive.

All new experience

4.9
NE-Driver on 04/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I traded the "old" version SLK in for a new 2005. It's a night and day difference. Acceleration is more than sufficient, the ride is smoother, the electronic additions are welcome, the look is current,... Definetly worth consideration even if you live in snow country - just don't try to drive it in the snow!

350 SLK Major Upgrade

4.6
Arizona on 04/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

Mercedes has scored a major hit with this upgrade to the SLK model. The styling is super sleek, especially the McLaren influenced nose. The interior is roomier than its predecessor and exudes a more luxurious,quiet and solid "Mercedes" like feel. Driving is a real pleasure with lots of torque and crisp acceleration helped out by the 7 speed automatic/"tiptronic" capable transmission. It can scoot to 60mph in times close to that of the 500SL. I traded a much loved 350Z to get this car and its convertible hardtop, and in spite of its much higher price point, I believe it delivers more complete satisfaction.

Awesome Hot Rod

4.9
Andy S Lam on 03/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I picked up my new SLK 350 recently. The car is a huge improvement over its predecessor, often perceived as a girl's car. No guy will be ashamed to be seen sitting behind the '05 SLK. I test drove both the manual and automatic transmission. One car reviewer said no one will regret getting the stick shift, and I agree 100%. It is so much more fun to move the gears yourself, and you will save over $1000 at it since the 7 speed gear box is an option. The car has terrific acceleration, and it hugs the road so well, you wouldn't be afraid to navigate those winding turns at a fast speed. I recommend the zenon HID lights. It's gorgeous in the dark, and worth every penny. Standard sound system is also superb.

Best car I've ever owned

5
michael goldberg on 03/25/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

It turns heads, snaps your head back, and you can drive it in traffic all day and still have a smile on your face. It handles much better than the 2003 (I have one of those also) and the cockpit feels like a jet fighter. The trunk is larger, the transmission shifts wonderfully. It has no rattles at all, and when I brought it back for the free one-thousand mile checkup I had nothing to fix or adjust.

Mid-Life Crisis Car-Youth Restored!

5
Duke on 03/24/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is everything you'd expect a roadster to be! Feel, ride, performance, class--it's a trip to drive and own! This dealership treated me with respect and care, too. Not for the feint of heart or bench seat afficianado--this is a sports car and a load of fun!

Bang On!

5
tivoli1976 on 03/22/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

7 day owner. Top up looks great, better down. Few think it's a drop top until you show them. Several have guessed it must have cost over 80K. Snicker. Power, Handling, Status, Comfort (I am 6'2" 225). I tested a Porsche Box, Audi S4, and BMW 330. They just do not stack up against SLK 350. Interior is par excellance. I live in flat Florida and find myself frequently going out of the way to find curves on back roads. Radar Detector should come as standard equipment. In sum, I am a discerning consumer. The desingers found a way to touch the human senses on many levels. Many fellow drivers must feel the same was as I have noticed several jaws drops. Go Mercedes!

Great Car

5
Amy Pappas on 03/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This a car that is fun to drive and handles great. The hard top convertible is so nice, makes the car noise free when the hard top is up and is a lot of fun when its down. The new interior is a big improvement over the previous model.

SLK 55 AMG

5
AMGNUT on 03/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

My SLK55 is my first Mercedes-Benz. It is by far the best vehicle I have ever owned. I paid $1,000 over MSRP for it. There was an eight week wait for car. I would definately do it again. Its fuel Economy is great for a 355 hp V-8, EPA 16 / 22. On my last tank I averaged 22.8 mpg. The car is solid, yet rides great for a sports car. I really like the AMG improvements over the 350. It turns this car into a monster (with monster looks).

The SLK 350 is an excellent car to own!

4.9
Jen Evans on 03/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The redesigned SLK 350 has a much improved interior and exterior compared to it's predecessor. Excellent features to this car include the optional Harmon Kardon sound system, excellent safety features, stylish headlamps, heated seats, the new edition of an "air scarf" (which enables the driver to experience a comfortable temperature even with the roof down in cooler weather), and of course the retractable hardtop. The car is very fun to drive, it handles the road with ease. Execellent pick- up, with the car reaching 60 mph in under 5 seconds. There is ample trunk space compared to competitor sports cars within this price class. I highly recommend this car... it is very fun to drive!

The Ice Skate

5
Luke on 03/03/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The new SLK takes your breath away when you first see it. It has a sexy line and everyone notices it. The front nose is gorgeous and the entire body is well proportioned. It has great trunk space. The interior is put together well and is user friendly. Though small with limited cargo space, it still fits CD's, make-up, glasses, a cell phone, papers and even a visor and water bottle. The cup holders are outstanding and very accessible from the driver's side. The many features it offers are outstanding especially the auto lights, the seat adjustment when exiting and the auto convertible roof. The acceleration is excellent and it handles like a dream. It is a blast to drive.

The "wow factor" doesn't wear off.

4.8
Tim on 02/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Even at the base level, the car is well equipped. There is plenty of room (I'm 6'-1"), and the car is quite practical from a comfort and cargo- carrying capacity standpoint. The paint is stunning. My Firemist Red causes long stares and compliments from everyone I encounter. The chassis is stiff and feels light and sporty. The incredible roadgrip is confidence-inspiring. The interior finish is unique, durable, high- quality, and profoundly easy to case for. I have the 7-speed automatic, and although I always buy manual, it's incredible and wouldn't trade it for anything. Coupled with its broad torque curve, it's the closest thing to a turbine engine you'll find. And, my God, is it fast

This car I'll keep!

4.5
wmclark on 02/20/2005

Performance: 4 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

After enjoying (yawn) several years' driving the SLK 320, I could not resist the SLK 350 with its leaps and bounds improvements. This vehicle is an altogether different animal than its predecessor (think cheetah rather than, say, tabby cat). Opt for the manual transmission for an honest sports car experience (urban driving need not be an obstacle). The MB SLK 350 is an agile, beautiful, and extremely comfortable ride.

SLK-55

4.9
Perry on 02/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is a really fun car to drive. The first day I got it I could not stop flooring the accelerator. I would take this car over a SL-500 any day, maybe even a SL-55. The handling is impeccable. It's seen every time you take a turn, you're tempted to kick the rear out a little bit. I dont like the fact that its not a True 5.5 liter engine. It's a 5.4 liter. However, I do love the brakes. When doing all this speeding, it's a must to have good brakes. The interior is superb. If you ever sat in an AMG sport seat you would know how great that feel is.

Excellent AMG

5
AMG nut on 02/14/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Test drove 2005 Vette - no comparision. Benz is much better build and trim level. Great exhaust note. Cannot compare SLK 350 to 55, have driven both. Not one complaint about this car. Best car I ever owned. Paid $ 1,000 over MSRP & waited 8 weeks for car. I would do it in a heartbeat all over again. Fuel Economy scored 9, but is what you expect from 355+ hp, AMG is thirsty.

Now, they got it right!

5
Ray on 02/13/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Mercedes finally made over the SLK into a true sports car. Great pickup power, smooth new 7 speed automatic overpowers the stick! More roomy than the former design. Exterior looks are outstanding. Picked mine up in Europe and loved its performance on the Autobahn. SL fans, try this one for size and pocket $40,000!

A great new model worth every penny

5
Randy H on 02/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Although I have only had the car for two months, it is a fantastic sports car. Although my previous car, the BMW M Roadster (which I loved) may have had a little more power, this car is better built, (finally no squeaks) has more great features and is an all around great ride. I loved my M but this is an incredible car, and the standard 6 speed is the best. It turns heads everywhere I go due to the great new design, and blows away most other cars on the highway. This is truly the best new car on the road, and Mercedes has hit a home run. It's not the Barbie doll car anymore.

My Dream Car

4.9
GARY LEVINE on 02/09/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Since I was a teenager working at a local Mercedes dealer in NY, I promised myself that one day I would walk in and buy one. Well my dream became reality a few weeks ago when I took delivery of my new 350SLK. It is visually stunning and more fun to drive then any car I have ever owned. The rush of the wind with the top down and the Florida sun shining down is fantastic.

Sweet

4.9
cn on 02/06/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I owned a 2003 320 SLK for the past few years. A great car, but the 350 SLK is light years ahead of it. Less side torsion for one. Handling is without question better..big upgrade. Instrumentation is spectactular by comparison. Similar in layout, but the it's like going from old school to the real deal. I wouldn't trash the 2003..it was beautiful...but this turns heads like you cannot believe...almost embarassing.

Comfort+speed=FUN

5
dsbdo on 02/04/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The SLK 350 combines a great daily driver with sufficient sport qualities and comfort to make the ride to work (70 mi. ) a pleasure. It has more than adequate power to cruise ahead of the pack and luxurious enough to prevent fatigue on long trips. With the top up it's as solid as any other Benz, top down - who cares about being anywhere else, in anything else. Gas mileage has averaged 23.

Best car I have ever owned!

4.8
Marianne on 01/29/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

This car is a blast to drive. The handling is outstanding and gives the phrase "hugs the road" new meaning. The wind shield and air scarf allow you to drive with the top down when most others cannot.

My Bonus

4.9
My Bonus on 01/27/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just drove home my new AWESOME SLK. I love the look of the car, especially the front! The hardtop glides back so gracefully. My black leather interior looks great with the silver/chrome color dash, very high tech! The 7 speed is fun to drive and a great option, excellant power (more fun than my CLK). The heating package with the airscarf is a must, especially when you are zooming around with the top down. A great value for the money and LOOKS AWESOME!

A fun car to drive

4.9
Mark on 01/20/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

This is a sporty upscale convertible which with the hardtop up acts like a sedan. Never short on power, it handles like a true sports car. Cargo space slim with top down but can accommodate a couple of small suit cases with the top up.

Great car

4.8
FlyByNite on 01/12/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4

Had it for 1700 miles and loving it more every day. Tight suspention is great for hard driving, but can become a bit painful for the daily commute.

I thought my SLK230 was sweet!

5
genx on 01/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

More sleek and aerodynamic than previous model. Much faster acceleration from stop; incredible interior dash/seat design; superior Harmon Kardon stereo system;light & premium stereo package well worth the money. Turns a lot of heads everywhere I go.

Art on wheels !

5
Roadking on 01/07/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Merecedes has taken an "ok" model and really spruced it up. The look is super, engine is amazing and interior classy. The design changes are stunning and they have really come up with a sports car. The SLK is one of the best designs of any sports car and the performance is equally top notch. The attention to detail, standard for MBZ, has been great in the re-design of this model.

SLK Hottie!

5
Invior8ed on 01/02/2005

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We are returning owners of MBZ. We just love the models after the new body design change. And this one has no doubt been an eye catcher! The redesigned size of the car is much better. My husband is 6' and fits comfortably.

Awesome perfection!

4.6
Frederick on 12/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK55 is not a hairdresser's car by any means. Make sure that you order this car with the "airscarf" feature allowing one to retract the hard top in colder weather. This will reveal the symphonic sound of the normally aspirated 8-cylinder engine. The hand-built engine (0-60 in four and a half seconds), and other AMG goodies make this car worth the $15,000 surcharge over the SLK350. The car is standard Mercedes fare, quiet and vault-like. Its only problem is, AMG doesn't make a standard transmission.

Great Ride

4.9
Ron on 12/27/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great car looks sporty and is! Cant wait until summer.

My SLK 350 stinks!

1.9
Billy on 12/25/2004

Performance: 3 Comfort: 2 Fuel Economy: 2 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 1 Comfort Rating: 2 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 1

I've purchased this new SLK 350 long before any other dealers has it in stock. The car was a lot smaller than I expected. The engine has not enough power unlike the S class.. It feels more like a Chrysler crossfire than a Mercedes! in 2 months I had to take it back to dealer 6 times to replace parts. Worst quality luxury car ever!

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 - Pros and Cons of Old vs. New

4.8
chris on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I previously owned a 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK230. My new 2005 SLK350 is a great improvement in many ways, mostly due to the design improvements. The exterior is much more sleek, though I'm not crazy about the back end of the car. The car is wider, and a taller person can fit in it more easily now. The cheesiness of the interior has been eradicated. The interior looks much more elegant. The unfortunates are the seats and the stereo. I don't feel the seats are as comfortable as the earlier model, and I think the stereo has a lower quality sound. However, the pros far outweigh the cons, and after having this car for nearly two months, I like it much better than my old version.

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 - A Powerful Ride

4.9
Raj3 on 12/19/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

The Mercedes-Benz SLK350 is quite an improvement over the SLK230! This car has power to spare, rides tight to the road and acceleration over the entire rpm range. I've tested the Z3 and Z4 and there is no comparison. It is as fine a car as the SL500 and at half the cost. Mercedes has a winner in the new 350 engine.

SUPER CAR

5
HIPONA on 12/10/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is A true sports car,I got the SLK 350 up to highway speeds so quickly,I'd only gone through A couple of the six manual gear,I could have easily kept going,IT Just didn't feel as if the car was traveling that fast.

My little peice of HEAVEN!

5
Cloud9 on 12/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Great reviews except for the gas mileage you get and with gas prices sky rocketing thats the only complaint we have on the car. We had the lighting package added and love the brightness of the headlights you get with the Xenon but still trying to figure out the cornering lights. I guess its kinda strange to see a little light come on and then go off after a turn. Just hope that they dont burn out quickly. Love the neck scarf even with the top up so I'm sure its going to work wonders with the top down since the bay area doesn't get that awsome down south sun. The Navigation is going to take some time to work out since I'm so use to the touch screen I guess I will have to thumb around.

This is true sports car

5
HIPONAJOHNSON on 11/28/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I bought the first new design of 2005 SLK 350 MB the first week of october.This is A true sports car,I discovered I'd only gone through A couple of the six manual gear.I could how easily kept going,it just didn't feel as if the car was taveling that fast.I'm surprise how powerful and fun to drive this car.

SLK 350

5
genr8tionx on 11/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Phenomenal car to both drive and look at! Great combination of high- performance sports car and luxury vehicle. Super fast!

SLK350WRM

4.8
bmurph on 10/24/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Outstanding quality, performance and just a lot of fun to drive. High value for the money.

Mercedes got it right !

5
mbslk350 on 10/11/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I also own an SLK320, and the SLK350 is light years ahead of the 320. The engine is smooth and the power comes early and just keeps on coming. Passing power is awesome. The interior features make this look like a mini-SL for $40K less. The car is a blast to drive and the airscarf extends top-down driving well into the Autumn.

SLK COMFORT AND STYLE

5
VLOBBATO on 10/02/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I JUST BOUGHT THE SLK 350. IT HAS EXCELLENT POWER, GREAT INTERIOR AND RIDES FINE. THE TOP IS SO EASY TO PUT UP AND DOWN. I HAVE HAD JAGUARS, PORCHE, CORVETTES- THISIS THE BEST

I got lucky

5
Daveslk350 on 09/17/2004

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Had car on order with another dealership and was told I would not get one until November or December. My car came open at another dealer and I was driving on September 3rd, 2 days after the car was introduced. My car has the comfort package, heating package and premium package with the 7 speed automatic. The car feels great and runs great. We just got back from a weekend trip and were able to fit all of our luggage in the trunk with the top down. Tre trunk has room for golf clubs and minor luggage.



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