2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK 200 Tiptronic 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland
Few cars to match the style and performance of this gem from M-B
Nearside ball joint shows signs of premature wear. This was also a problem on my previous SLK.
Niggly electrical problems (interior lighting in both cars).
Interior vinyl prone to scratching/wear.
Compared to the 2nd generation A-Class, you can really put the SLK through its paces (superb roadholding and cornering). Having high performance tyres is a must.
Terrific folding roof!
Very comfortable, although view out of the rear is a little limited when reversing.
Boot is a reasonable size - I've even managed to get small frame racing bike into it.
Having to deal with an indifferent and at times incompetent dealership
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th April, 2009