A DREAM to drive with the top down
October 21, 2018
I was lucky enough to find a very well preserved, low mileage used SLK280 for a reasonable price. I didn't anticipate how much I would enjoy driving this thing with the top down, even at high speed on busy highways. I've driven it 40,000 KM in two years - it has been very reliable, and it's also very fuel efficient. It turns heads. It handles like nothing I've ever owned or driven. With the top down, you catch a wee bit more of the exhaust growl, and for some reason the car seems to ride better. Might just be the emotional response to a clear blue sky and a sunny day. It's not insanely fast, but it's pretty damn quick, especially in the 80 KM/Hr to 130 KM / Hr (50 mph - 80 mph) range. On-ramps are a blast. I upgraded the stereo with a MB look alike from China so that I had bluetooth and gps, and that made the whole car just that more more of a treat to own and operate. It does drive like a roadster, so if you're looking for a silky smooth ride, this ain't it, but as roadsters go, it's about as good a ride as you will get. Not completely practical - small trunk - but this car wasn't made to move furniture - it was made to move hearts. My other car is a minivan, (should get that on a bumper sticker), so I can move stuff when I need to. Love this car.