After purchasing the certified used 2002 SLK 320 (31, 988 miles) in June 2005, I drove the vehicle for about 5,000 miles until engine malfunctioned and the rods bent. Took it Mercedes dealer for repair since still under warranty. Had a Mercedes specialist inspect the damage. Was informed Mercedes would not cover it. The reason was water in the engine. Neither I or previous owner drove in flood water.
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Not happy with Mercedes. Have had other mechanical failures with this vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
* coolant problems - in 3 times to the dealer - water and most lately the oil light coming on. They replaced a oil level valve - that seemed to do the trick.
* automatic logic sensor 'box' - the car was slamming me in the back in 2nd gear on fast starts from the freeway meter light - after an order from Stuttgart to replace the the 'box' all is well.
I love this car. Once she (yes she) hit 45,000, she really hit her stride. She loves climbing hills, eating corners and MAN my advice is to invest in a good set of tires. My first pair were cheap - I received the car at 20K - I wore out the first cheap pair in 19K miles. OUCH - When I put a set of zrated pirrelli's with 40,000 warranty - OMG - NEW CAR - Put nice tires on her - and premium gas - and this is the finest - most smooth riding car ever.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th June, 2004
Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 2 reviews