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.

General Comments:


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

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK SLK32 AMG 3.2 from North America


A high performance bargain


Top needs adjusting as warning light comes on occasionally. The light goes out when I hit the close button.

General Comments:

I wish that driver side memory seat was an option.

But this car is hilariously quick: 0-60 in 4.5, quarter mile in 13.0 (the same as a Lamborghini Gallardo)!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th June, 2004

27th Dec 2008, 17:23

Have your dealer replace the offending top latch sensor. A cheap fix for your problem. Good luck with your car.