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Mercedes-Benz SLK (2004–2011)

Last updated 20 May 2019

Georgeous jewel like looks reminiscent of a miniature McLaren SLR. Electric folding hard top. A much desired and aspired to car.
Apalling ride on 19-inch rear alloys. Not as together to drive as a Nissan 350Z or Porsche Boxster.
Updated 21 June 2018

Report of rear subframe of 2005 Mercedes Benz SLK R171 eaten through with rust. Owner quoted arround £2k to replace, including brake pipes dust plates and rear wheel bearings.

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In its day, the SLK was probably the most exquisite piece of street jewellery you can buy. It's a ‘must have' ‘want one' kind of car on its looks alone. A bit girly, if you had to get critical, but Clarkson smoked an SLK55 so it must be okay for blokes too.

It has all the bits of the original SLK, most importantly the electric folding hardtop. But it looks vastly better. A bit like a shrunken Mercedes McClaren SLR with better proportions. Come to think of it, personal preferences aside, there probably isn't a better-looking car than the new SLK anywhere on the planet.

Mercedes Benz SLK280 2006 Road Test

Mercedes Benz SLK350 facelift 2008 Road Test

Owners' reviews

Looks good, drives brilliant, comfortable enough for 6ft 3inch, 30.2 mpg on mixed driving.
Best looking car that I have ever owned.
Superb looking car
Smooth open cruiser

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