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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Najib writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Supercharged 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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Crank081 writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Supercharged 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 SLK230 Supercharged 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 SLK230 Supercharged 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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Peter writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Supercharged Review
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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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Thommie writes:
1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Supercharged Review
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Convertible
Foldable hardtop
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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:
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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:
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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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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Invincible Benz... By dxynbyte

This car used to make me feel invincible when I drove it like no other car. I have been trying to recapture that feeling ever since then but no avail. Red & black leather seats, seat warmers are nic... Read More

Best Car All Of You Wish You Had By Tom

Build Quality: shh don't jinx anything Car Comparisons: there's other cars? Performance: You can't get it to it's limit....legally anyway More About My Car: It's hot Read More

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2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Live The Life - Drive A Mercedes-benz! By Aaron

This is such a great little car. I never wanted a convertible due to the soft top, but retractible hardtops have swayed me. This car hugs every corner and blisters any highway you can throw at it. I... Read More

It Is A Lovely Car But I Just Am Not Happy With It. By Craig

it is nice, but i would want a new version. the car looks rather plan and dull and i hate the oem rims. the interior is ok. But i wish it had real wood trim versus the fake phony carbon fiber in the i... Read More

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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Fun, Wind In Your Hair And Yet Quiet And Great Ride By pnewton

It is not traditionally sport car fast but it is quick and responsive. The hardtop is really easy to use and is very quiet for a convertible. The ride is surprisingly quiet and smooth. Just an overall... Read More

Would Not Buy Again By Nathan

Seats suck, leather is junk and wears quickly. Handles like crap. Paint was of poor quality. Wind screen was of poor design. Interior wasn't quality. Fit and finish not up to par for a german car. I e... Read More

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2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

A Fun Car To Drive That's Suitable For Everyday Driving. By CordovaCars

This is a great sporty convertible suitable for everyday driving. - This car drives well and shifts smoothly with firm and predictable brakes. The top operates flawlessly and the remote control for th... Read More

A Great Sporty Convertible Suitable For Everyday Driving. By CordovaCars

This car drives well and shifts smoothly with firm and predictable brakes. The top operates flawlessly and the remote control for the top is a cool feature. The sound system with CD changer sounds goo... Read More

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2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Power, Comfort And Style And, As A Used Car, A True Bargain. By langloic

Love the car. Hate the price of parts. But it's better than the cost of maintaining a Porsche! And, it has a trunk that holds real luggage. Some folks like their Porsches. I agree that they are grea... Read More

Awesome Little Sports Car By rwebb

Great little road or commute car. The power generated by the supercharged 4 cly is awesome. The car handles like a dream at high speeds. The powered top never misses a beat and fits great when up a... Read More

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