Mercedes-Benz SLK Review from Cyprus

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 2.3

Model year1998
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 2 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired34000 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carHonda Prelude


Complete rubbish - do NOT buy!


Head gasket blown.

Heater started dripping water onto passenger's side.

Transmission blown, 2nd gear would not engage.

Air flow meter changed twice a year.

Supercharger blown (2200 euro replacement from MB).

Intermittent electrical faults.

Rust on body work due to bad quality paint prep.

General Comments:

Ladies and Gents.

This is unquestionably the worst car that I have ever owned, absolutely everything that could go wrong, went wrong.

It is very uncomfortable on long trips and very much unreliable. In my three year period of ownership, I ended up being best friends with the people in the MB garage. To be completely honest, I would have paid to get someone to take it off my hands in the end.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 15th March, 2011

16th Mar 2011, 11:34

I was gonna call BS until I saw that your first year of ownership and how low the miles were. You did get a lemon.

Average review marks: 3.0 / 10, based on 1 review