1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Reviews

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance76000 miles
Previous carPontiac Grand Am

Summary:

I love it!

Faults:

The convertible top needs re-adjusting, and one of the sensors needs replacement to take the Check Engine off... It's what gives all the components the volts to work properly.

General Comments:

It's a beautiful car... no real problems yet..

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2010

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK Kompressor from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired38000 miles
Most recent distance40000 miles
Previous carToyota FJ Cruiser

Summary:

Man, I just love this car!

Faults:

Nothing!

General Comments:

Wow, what a nice car; smooth, fast, easy to drive sit in and own.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 2nd April, 2010

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 2.3L 4 cylinder kompressor from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.3L 4 cylinder kompressor Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 miles
Most recent distance75000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz S-Class

Summary:

Simply a great car

Faults:

Some issues with the roof and some interior peeling.

General Comments:

This is simply a fantastic vehicle. Normal maintenance is all it has needed.

Other than oil changes, I also changed the plugs and wires, fuel filter, and camshaft position sensor.

Good acceleration, good on gas for a sports car. I get about 25 mpg.

Also use it in the winter with a set of snow tires. I recommend the SLK.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2009

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 2.3 supercharge from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.3 supercharge Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz SLK

Summary:

I love Mercedes Benz quality, performance and safety features

Faults:

Interior door handle/panels have come loose.

Had serious problems with the retractable roof.

Arm in passenger window suddenly broke and had to purchase new window which shattered shortly after being installed and was still at the dealership. Dealership said the window is very touchy and they paid to have a third window shipped and installed.

I paid 4 times to have a new rear light installed because it continually burned out. Mercedes Benz eventually recalled the part and I haven't had a problem since.

Interior vinyl paint has chipped consistently since I bought the car in 2003. Leaves large black spots in the interior.

Have not been able to use the integrated phone system yet.

General Comments:

The dealer finally figured out that the retractable roof was getting stuck down and up because of a lack of hydraulic fluid. The dealer said that it should never need to be replaced, but they were replacing it every summer. The dealer said that he sealed it extra tight the third time, and I haven't had a problem with it since.

My 1999 SLK 230 is Baja Blue with the black and white interior and looks great with the top down. This car is seriously fun to drive and I love the supercharged pick up and the way the car handles on turns. I just need to deal with the chipping interior paint and the loose door handle panels. The baby smart system also works like a charm when I need to turn the front airbag off.

This is my second Mercedes Benz. The first was a 1991 190E 2.3 which I loved but had to sell for a vehicle with more seats when we were expecting our fourth child, otherwise I would never have sold that car. I love the Mercedes cars I've owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th June, 2008

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 from North America

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Automatic
Distance when acquired32000 miles
Most recent distance85000 miles
Previous carAcura Legend

Summary:

It's a beautiful car and great to own if you can afford the upkeep

Faults:

Several problems over the years, and more since my extended 5-year warranty expired in Nov. 2006.

Most recent problem that concerns me is that the lower arm control bushings are separating. The cost to repair is $600+. It seems that a 1999 car with 85,000 miles shouldn't have this problem.

Like another person on this list, I was rear-ended and the body shop didn't fix the convertible top properly. I recently had to get the top taken off and repositioned because the sensor light kept turning red and beeping whether the top was open or closed.

I'd like to hear from anyone who has had the control arm bushings problem. I'm wondering if it's a common defect.

General Comments:

The car is very sporty, the trunk is large for the car's size (and even has a good amount of space when the top is down), and it handles well.

It's just so darn expensive to maintain!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 29th June, 2007

1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK 230 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission Manual
Previous carBMW Z3 Roadster

Faults:

I just bought a 1999 SLK 230 and love it. Unfortunately there was no owner's manual. I've hunted on-line for one, but haven't been able to find one. Any suggestions?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th June, 2007

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 15 reviews