1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class User Reviews

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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"ride" 3 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Peter writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK230 Supercharged Convertible Review
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5

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Fast, fun, furious.

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Has only two seats and a small trunk when the roof is down.

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A Fun Third Car To Drive Next To The Family Van And The Executive Sedan. — * Performance: 193 hp for a two-seater gets you going up to 250 kph (155 mph) like a marvel (oh yes, I have driven that speed many times). * Quality: I bought it used with four previous owners, as a nine year old car with 102,000 km (63,380 miles). Since then it has only few repairs. Since it has a hard top, it can operate in winter just a well as in the summer. * Appearance: stunning beauty. * Cost of ownership: The way I drive, it consumes lots of gas, about 14 litres / 100 km (approx 17 mpg), but you should be able to drive it more efficiently with 10l / 100km (23 mpg). Fun factor: if you like driving fast, with nothing over your head but the open skies, this baby is yours.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Crank081 writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK230 Supercharged Convertible Review
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Sporty, fun car to drive.  Great looking, great handling

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Costly to repair

Crank081
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Love It — Great sports car for the money Good gas mileage Comfortable on long trips but limited trunk space with top down All of the early slk have problems with peeling dash and rear lights premature burnout Not a daily driver unless you live in warm climate

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Karen writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK230 Supercharged Convertible Review
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This was the most fun car I ever owned.  Classy, fun and attractive..........ooops was supposed to be talking about the car!   All jokes aside I am going to miss my Benz!

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A little bit on the pricey side when it comes to repairs.  But you get what you pay for.

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Brilliant — I really enjoyed driving this car it was easy to handle and rode very well. I enjoyed riding with the top down and letting the wind blow through my hair. As well as the looks I got while riding in it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Frank writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK230 Supercharged Convertible Review
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Love the hardtop convertible!  Love the looks!  People love it at the car shows ask to sit in it to get picture taken.

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Maybe the stereo could have a stronger base.

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Can't Be Beat. Will Post Pictures — Purchased 2 silver 1998 mercedes slk 230s. One has blue leather interior and the other red leather interior. Not sure which one I like best. Got a good deal on both because they were wrecked but were easy fixes. They are fast, beautiful,fun and handle great! The blue one is completed and on the road. Rare supercharged cars.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Thommie writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK230 Supercharged Convertible Review
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3

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Convertible
Foldable hardtop
Engine

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Loads nothing
Noisy in the coupé (because its a cab..)
Pretty high fuel consumption
Expensive parts

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Great Summer Car For Reasonable Money — This car is really great to enjoy summer in. The electrical convertible si really cool and since it's basically a foldable hardtop you won't need to worry about bad weather either. Only basic comfort, though you wouldn't expect more. Loads practically nothing (since the roof folds into the trunk). Still quite enjoyable and the 2,3 litre supercharged engine is suprisingly quick and sounds good.

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Lottie writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK230 Supercharged Convertible Review
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3

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good for a single man/woman

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cost abit to much to run

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Good Car — not really my type of car but its good if your a single man/woman not really suitable for family as its only 2 seater good for summer nice speed to it

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none1 writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK230 Supercharged Convertible Review
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already stated

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Hard Ride - Sound Of The Exhaust Not Good And Makes Car Sound Weak — Very nice acceleration overall nice car but very hard ride and poor exhaust sound

Owner for 5 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:8,000

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Najib writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK230 Supercharged Convertible Review
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5

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Super Cool (when it first came out).

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Not so much anymore

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Super Cool (when It First Came Out) — Was lucky enough to be one of the first few people to drive this car around in the UK as it had been pre ordered in Germany before it was put into production. Fantastic car that REALLY performed well and was quite an attention grabber when it first came out. One of the first hardtop convertibles on the market I believe.

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Fun To Drive And Be Seen In!! By patricebell1

Love this car, a lot of luxury in this sporty car. And it has more trunk space than other convertibles; roadster or coupe. Impressive! If you enjoy a car that accelerates and purrs for you this car is... Read More

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Amazing Machine By Texas2step

Glad I had the opportunity to own such an incredible vehicle. Fun to drive, fast acceleration. Fully loaded with all the extras you could every want. Amazing ride with the top down, low noise & wind.... Read More

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2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Work Shuttle By dxynbyte

This is a super fun car to commute to work, sporty seats, great looks, luxurious interior, great handling & great take off power when you need it. Not too bad on gas mileage. Great for commute to work... Read More

Great Slk By Mario

This is a great car to have with its hard top and its looks. Fun to go 230 kph on the higway and take the curves. It has great braking even on an emergeny in a curves. The handling is amaizing and you... Read More

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2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Great To Own & Run By Steve

Performance is good from the supercharged engine. Build is brilliant with no squeaks or rattles.# Excellent ride quality for a sports car. Good looking car with great road presence. only 30 mpg on mix... Read More

Slk 200 Supercharged 185 Hp By Craig

o-62 = 7.7 secs fuel= 27.2 mpg to 35.0 mpg on a run! ! ! hard top roof folds in under 35 secs. twin stainless exhausts full leather mp3 cd bluetooth ipod plu gin aircon esp alloys fogs f1 maclaren fr... Read More

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2007 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Summertime Fun By roscointx

This car is classy, sporty, fun to drive, not too bad on gasoline and a GREAT car to have this time of year. It is an AMG model, black with tan interior and aluminum wheels. Navigation & CD changer is... Read More

Still A Sexy Car 5 Years Later By Sue

Love the car - but typical sports car not the most comfortable ride compared to the C series. The seat wiring is faulty in these cars causing the computer needing to be reset on a regular basis. Fin... Read More

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