2001 Mercedes Benz Slk Class
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Reliable and fun

by from Ashburn, Va on November 7, 2011

Voted one of the top 25 most reliable autos sold in the US in the past 25 years. Designed by Bruno Sacco at M.Benz and has evolved into a work of art. I get 28 MPG around town and some repairs are che...
Voted one of the top 25 most reliable autos sold in the US in the past 25 years. Designed by Bruno Sacco at M.Benz and has evolved into a work of art. I get 28 MPG around town and some repairs are cheaper than my Honda. Great little car, handles very well, solid and wonderful retractable top, great paint job. Console soft-touch paint is coming off, which is the only negative. Engine lasts forever and 0-60 time is 6.7 secs. Fast enough to surprise some Mustangs
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The last of the BEST ROADSTERS

by from Calabasas Ca. on August 22, 2013

I've had 27 roadsters from cobra, to Bentley to Porsche to Audi... Hands down MERCEDES SLK 230 or 320 from 2001-2005 are the superior of the lot. To say anything more than that this car is opulence wi...
I've had 27 roadsters from cobra, to Bentley to Porsche to Audi... Hands down MERCEDES SLK 230 or 320 from 2001-2005 are the superior of the lot. To say anything more than that this car is opulence with performance, would just be trivial and a waste. Bottom line IF YOU WANT A GREAT CAR get the SLK I never review ANYTHING but, this roadster I've owned now 10 years hasn't had 1 problem at all except, regular maintenance. NO OTHER BRAND I've ever owned has been this good.
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Great Deal

by from Potomac Falls, VA on March 21, 2013

I just bought a 2001 SLK320, AMG factory wheels and a sport package with just under 69k. The paint is excellent, and everything is put together just as it should be. This is my 6th Mercedes, and it's ...
I just bought a 2001 SLK320, AMG factory wheels and a sport package with just under 69k. The paint is excellent, and everything is put together just as it should be. This is my 6th Mercedes, and it's every bit of fun, if not more, than the others. My only advice is to shop around a lot. Like any used car, there are some really good ones, and some really bad ones. The price differential, with a little bargaining, is not that much. A great car, and even a better car for the money.
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SLK 230 Kompressor Sport

by from SWFL on January 29, 2015

Great little car with fantastic and agile handling. Was quick and easy to get from 70 mph to 110 mph on I-75. However, there are two problems. The interior (dash, glove box, console, and radio knobs) ...
Great little car with fantastic and agile handling. Was quick and easy to get from 70 mph to 110 mph on I-75. However, there are two problems. The interior (dash, glove box, console, and radio knobs) will degrade due to heat and UVB rays in the hot Florida sun. Also, after time, the headliner may come unglued. Another problem is with the hydraulic rams in the trunk that raise and lower the hardtop/convertible. These rams will more than likely need to be replaced. Our car has only 24,000 miles and is always garaged, but has had problems with all of the things I've mentioned above.
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2001 SLK 320

by from St Augustine FL on November 15, 2013

With the exception of being a tight fit for a 6 fter, this is an outstanding car. I've owned BMW, Miata, TR-6. MGB. This one gets it on, corners great, and is easy on the gas. The convertible top is s...
With the exception of being a tight fit for a 6 fter, this is an outstanding car. I've owned BMW, Miata, TR-6. MGB. This one gets it on, corners great, and is easy on the gas. The convertible top is slick and it just makes for a fun ride.
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Janet's Roadster

by from Ashburn VA 20147 on September 25, 2014

I purchased the 2001 SLK 320 Roadster for my wife for our 41 wedding anniversary. She has always wanted a sports car. The Roadster is a hard top convertible in excellent condition. We are entering th...
I purchased the 2001 SLK 320 Roadster for my wife for our 41 wedding anniversary. She has always wanted a sports car. The Roadster is a hard top convertible in excellent condition. We are entering this Roadster in a Classic Car show at the Three Fox Vinyard in Deleplane Virginia on October 5, 2014. There will be 75 cars at this event
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the little titan

by from HIGHLAND SPRINGS on March 3, 2017

bought mine used with 133,00 miles on it....car has been one of the best auto purchases ever...very quik for a 4 cylynder..fun to drive...very sexy top down or up....
bought mine used with 133,00 miles on it....car has been one of the best auto purchases ever...very quik for a 4 cylynder..fun to drive...very sexy top down or up....
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a real work horse

by from San Carlos, CA on August 18, 2016

bought this car in 2006 and it has been a wonderful car despite not always getting the first class care it should. Very dependable, beautiful, many compliments on it, good on fuel. Negatives: the wo...
bought this car in 2006 and it has been a wonderful car despite not always getting the first class care it should. Very dependable, beautiful, many compliments on it, good on fuel. Negatives: the wood panelling is horrible - peeled off and dangerous; there is a serious defect in the brake light mechanism which causes the brake lights to burn out every so often..was a Recall issue but Autobahn Motors in CA refused to fix it, claiming they were only a franchise! Not good for taking large dogs.
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She Purr's,Roar's, 0-150mph in seconds..Like Me8)!

by from Salinas,Ca on July 4, 2017

This Benz Roadster is the finest..fastest..and fuel effective car..on the road I am sure. Took a hair pin curve at 80 mph!! Didn't even swish!! Drove from North Salinas to Lake St in Marina in less th...
This Benz Roadster is the finest..fastest..and fuel effective car..on the road I am sure. Took a hair pin curve at 80 mph!! Didn't even swish!! Drove from North Salinas to Lake St in Marina in less than 5 minutes!! The Complete and total package car in My Opinion is this Mercedes 230 SLK and I AM BUYING ANOTHER ONE. ASAP..
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After 40,000 miles the car still drives like new!

by from West Springfield Ma. on November 1, 2006

This 01 SLK320 is the best car that I've owned.It does everything well and can be used as a daily driver.The car has the OLD MERCEDES SOLID FEEL missing from later designs.When you close the door with...
This 01 SLK320 is the best car that I've owned.It does everything well and can be used as a daily driver.The car has the OLD MERCEDES SOLID FEEL missing from later designs.When you close the door with the window down it tells the whole story.The car feels solid as a rock at over 100mph and smooth as silk.This is my 10th BENZ and I know the difference.The interior console and dash peeling is the not up to old standards.BUY THE 6CYL.Much better than my last 98 new SLK230.
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