2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class User Reviews

2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 6 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5

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langloic writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG Review
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4

Pros

Of course, the looks and the power from the supercharged engine are by far the best part of the car.  But the balance of the chassis and the comfort get high marks as well.

Cons

The power. With it's short wheelbase, if you turn off the traction control, you have to respect the torque.  Some have dinged this car for vague steering. I tend to agree. It has the more tradition MB steering that feels loose at low speeds but you respect it when your speed approaches autobahn levels. Also, the trim on the interior has very thin finishes.  They scratch and wear very easily.

langloic
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Power, Comfort And Style And, As A Used Car, A True Bargain. — 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 great cars on the track. I had fun with mine, too. But for day to day driving, the SLK32 is far better. This is both a great sports car and a true GT car. P.S. I was just kidding about the back seat. Don't start looking for one in this car.

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

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rwebb writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Supercharged Review
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5

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Performance, parking, looks, fit and finish.  Handles very well and holds the road excellent

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Maintenance costs

rwebb
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Awesome Little Sports Car — 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 and locked; very little wind noise. The car is not well mannered in snow and ice; although the traction control does help.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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biker451 writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG Review
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5

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used price, hardtop,  performance, sound system

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none

biker451
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The Best Car I've Ever Owned. — Performance is incredible for the price (used), build quality is beyond compare in my experience. 70,000 miles with not one problem. The most incredible thing is that with 349hp I get about 25mpg on the highway. I've had over 50 cars and this is by far the best of the bunch. I absolutely love it.

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

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JETRED writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Supercharged Review
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Performance, High Quality, This model made in Germany

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JETRED
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I'd Recommend It To Anyone, You Can't Beat Them For The Price. — Just bought a 2003 with 38k, awesome car, acceleration - whoa!, the power hard-top is so nice, very little road noise, handling is smooth, my wife and I both think this car is a blast to drive. I'd recommend it to anyone, you can't beat them for the price.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JK62 writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK32 AMG Review
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Super Fast

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JK62
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Beautiful Ride — Mine is Silver with black interior Had it about 4 years Driven infrequently garage kept The supercharged V6 screams extremely fun to drive Hope to keep forever No costs yet just normal maintenance & replaced batteries twice AMG is perfectly balanced

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Lionel writes:
2003 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK230 Supercharged Review
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Well build. One of the originals.

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underpowered.

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Well Built & Sturdy — a lttile underpowered compared to the new one as it was lighter & not as powerful a compressor as the new model.

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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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