1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class consumer reviews

$40,000 starting MSRP
side view of 1999 SLK-Class Mercedes-Benz
92% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.1
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.6
  • Value for the money 4.7
  • Exterior styling 4.7
  • Reliability 4.5
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5.0

awesome fun to drive best sexiest car ever

This car was my happiness but it burned along with my home and town of paradise I miss it more than I thought possible I was left with no home town girlfriend job or ride I miss Janice the most my mercedes pretty xxxxed up huh?

4.6

one of the most reliable cars i have owned.

A very fun car to drive and you miss it if you don't drive it almost every day. The car is the most reliable car I have had in many years. and was easy for me to do my own maintenance on. Bought this car when it had 100,000 miles on it. I have owned this car for 7 years.

5.0

Fun high powered small sporty car!!

Car handles superbly on corners at speed. Responsive powerful motor. All the luxuries along with a fantastic retractable hard top. Perfect for weekend getaway or car rally.

5.0

Best car for the money

These things are cheap for what you get! Supercharged roadster with excellent handling, hardtop convertible, comfortable leather and dual climate control. I've been daily driving one for several years now, in Oregon where it rains half the time, which I was hesitant about at first but have never had a problem with the roof. I have the AMG sport model and it is one of the most fun cars I've driven. I'm 6'2" and fit ok. It has required a bit of wrenching, basic maintenance & a few relays, so Scotty Kilmer was wrong about this one. It's more fun to drive than the MX-5, and no gremlins like the Boxster seals.. only thing to do is put a plastic bag over the PSE (computer encased in foam in the right rear quarter panel) or water may eventually kill it.

3.7

Most Reliable Modern Mercedes You Can Buy!

I owned a R170 1999 Mercedes SLK230 Kompressor. I purchased this car with 91,500 miles on it for $5100 and I think that was the best auto buying decision I've made in a long time, I kept the car for 1 year and 8,000 miles and didnt have a single problem! Not 1 thing! The biggest issue I had with the car was the Dated electronics and styling. Inside and out the car screams late 90's early 2000's and I owned this car back in 2015. I felt that the car had adiquite power at 192 HP considering its size. The car got 30+ mpg and had a fun 5 seed transmission. I reccommend this car to anyone who wants a fun little sports car for not too much money!

4.6

joy to drive

99 SLK230, handles very well, turbocharged inline 4 is very peppy, roomier inside than you would think, visibility is very good, Bose sound excellent, looks really sharp, surprisingly good gas mileage cons- console paint chips easily, trunk lock misbehaves at times

4.4

my favorite sport car!

its a real sports car, great perfrmance, from zero to 100km in a flash, super handling on curves and i enjoy the drive when i go from beirut to the mountain, i recommend this car for every one who likes sport cars! try to drive slowle :P

4.7

Great little car

This is the best car I have ever owned. I usually trade cars every 6 - 12 months and I have had this car for 3 years and 60k miles (now has 103,000). Maintenance is easy, I can do all of it myself. I like cars I don't have to pay someone else to work on. It handles great, and the style is not dated even though it is an 11 year old car... I still gets lots of looks and compliments. And the top down feature cannot be beat! Great mechanism and has never failed me.

4.7

Most Reliable Car I've Owned

I would recommend this, very Reliable Car, sexy looking,good performance, I would recommend it to a friend.

2.9

My car must be a lemon

I bought this car 6 months ago and have had one problem after another. It seems to go through coils alot. Since I bought it the radio quit working, the top won't go up, blew 2 coils, and now it has no power in the engine....I really loved this car when it was running great for about a week! It is a mechanics treasure but an owners nightmare as it is not cheap to repair!