2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class User Reviews

2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 17 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance: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
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"ride" 8 reviews
"big car" 3 reviews
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"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 5 reviews
"space" 4 reviews

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Nathan writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK320 Review
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Hardtop is better than soft top. Decent radio

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Most everything.

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Would Not Buy Again — 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 expected far more than I got.

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

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power, comfort, smoothness, stereo syestem, safety

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people not cleaning inner lips in arches propely causing them to rust

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Mercedes Slk Kompressor Great All Round Car — absolutley gorgous to drive service history a must with thease cars prefebly mobil one for kompressor version (supercharged) milage is not really important with that in mind, careful of lip on arches rusting due to car not being cleaned propely

Primary Use: Family transportation

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pnewton writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK320 Review
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4

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Looks,  condition, low mileage, fun to drive, hardtop convertible, great stereo

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small size for daily commuting

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Fun, Wind In Your Hair And Yet Quiet And Great Ride — 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 fun, pleasurable car.

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

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Стефан writes:
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5

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Too much fun!

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Wish it had more cargo space top-down.  I hate that it gets all my attention lately with the warm weather.

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Fun Roadster That Becomes A Coupe! — The Benz that goes topless. All the niceties of a high end coupe like perforated leather seats, heated seats, dual climate control, power everything with the bonus of being a top down summer roadster that turns into a beautiful hard top coupe in 20 seconds. Still looks brand new after 10 years and drives like it left the show room.

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

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rab4jc writes:
2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK320 Review
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fun - safe - economical car - a BLAST to drive...MERCEDES quality all the way!

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some parts seem very high - but not all

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Ultimate Sports Car! — This car is amazing...class, performance, economy, safety, personal, all in ONE neat inexpensive little package...go figure! The best feature besides the above is ONE Button to push to lower or raise the convertible hardtop...how easy could it be....my TAN is so much better this year as I can easily work on 'it' almost every day here in the Houston area....!!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bruce writes:
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5

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Pretty much the whole package is great.

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Getting out of the car...I'm 6'3"

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For A 1st Generation Slk It's Great And The Newer Ones Are Even Better....and Faster. — I took a 3 week trip and covered 5000 miles this summer. The mileage best was 29.95 mpg. When I returned home I needed brakes but 110,000 is pretty good for the original brakes and it was only the front brakes.

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Bruce writes:
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Really a fun car to drive.

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Only seats 2 people.

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The Quick Steering And 4-wheel Disc Brakes Makes Up For My Slow Reflexes. — Besides the great looks, (and it's black), it rides great even for long distances. Being a sports car it surprised me that if I kept my foot out of it I get 26 mpg. People wonder how I can afford this car and I tell them I only paid $13,000 for it even though it looks way more expensive.

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

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Debbie writes:
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EVERYTHING!

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Only con is little amount of boot space - but you expect that when you buy a 2-seater hard-top! ;-)

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Best Car I've Ever Owned! — No complaints about this car!

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Tim writes:
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Chicks dig it.

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Just don't buy it if you must have this one.

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The Lower Form Of Luxury Car. — This is a Soft Top convertible. Even though popular with the ladies this car is indeed a deathtrap and hard to drive.The six cylinder is fast at 2k RPM at 70 MPH, has automatic five gears and manual sport option. Even all of that the sluggish powered steering and turn angles counter balance the maneuverable purpose of the car. The Mercedes itself this model you should stay away. Low rear viability, arched up rear, huge 27 degree angle blindspots of the convertible top and small side mirrors do not help. For its size, the trunk space is small while the smallish engine gets more room. Speaker quality is imbalanced when you include a small bose box sub-woofer with out Bose speakers. Fun, if you want to drive aggressively. But even the windows would not help you. It is a small car that makes you feel small inside.

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Love It By Crank081

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 burnou... Read More

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1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

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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

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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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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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