1997 Mercedes-Benz SLK Review

1997 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 Kompressor 2.3 4 cylinder Super Charged from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3 4 cylinder Super Charged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired29000 kilometres
Most recent distance40000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class


Convenience Vs Inconvenience


The car roof rattles a lot when in motion.

The roof has become stuck half way in motion, (it was caught on a plastic tag) which was easily cut off with scissors.

Extremly small boot when the roof in down.

General Comments:

The car is seriously quick, and it can be thrown around a corner. I once drove it at about 70kph around a tight round-about, and it just hangs on.

Everything about the car is fantastic, apart from the rattling, and the extremly small boot.

Buy this car, for a bit of fun, with the convenience of a coupe'.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th April, 2002

Average review marks: 8.4 / 10, based on 1 review