2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class User Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review Ratings

  • Rank your car

Average Ratings from 11 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:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 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: 4.5 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

Review Highlights Click to filter reviews below

PROS
"power" 6 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"build quality" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"heavy car" 3 reviews

User Reviews

Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class reviews.

Timothy writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG Review
Brakes:
Back Seats:
Cargo Capacity:
Daily Commute:
Family Car:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Interior Noise:
Interior Space:
Long Trips:
Maintenance Cost:
Parking:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Ride Comfort:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Power, style, comfort, handling, build quality.

Cons

Destroys rear tires. Can't take more people along for the fun.

25

Amazement — Absolutely amazing car. Performance that can run with the best of them at a used car price. People will confuse it for a $100k car all the time. People take pictures as you drive around. If you don't like attention, this is not the car for you. Absolute dream to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
SLK-Class
Looking for a Used SLK-Class in your area?
CarGurus has 2,337 nationwide SLK-Class listings starting at $3,933.
ZIP:
janieo411 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
4

Pros

Hard top convertible,fast,great handling,sporty

Cons

Maintenance cost on German cars can be costly if you do not have a good local guy. But I found one in my town

janieo411
25

Good Lookin — I love the way the car handles and the fun small sporty look. The hard top convertible is great. I have had the rag top and this is so much better. It has Impressive trunk room for a sports car

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Peter writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

great car, great value for money

Cons

a bit expensive in petrol

45

Slk350 — It is one of the best cars I have ever owned. The fact that it is both a convertible and coupe in one car is great. in the winter it is not much fun to drive a soft top.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Is this helpful? Yes | No
Donna writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review
Brakes:
Cargo Capacity:
Fuel Economy:
Front Seats:
Handling:
Maintenance Cost:
Price:
Power:
Reliability:
Looks/Style:
Overall:
5

Pros

Sound, performance, handling

Cons

Fuel economy

45

You Won't Find More Smiles Per Gallon :) — Although it is only 163bhp the 200K moves you swiftly along with ease. In comfort mode the gearbox can be a little slow to respond to kick-down however this is all removed when you select sport mode. It becomes much more responsive and even the slightest touch of the throttle it will go down a gear or two. When left in this mode the 5-speed box will let you go all the way to the red line before changing up... check your speedometer at this point, you'll be going faster than you think! Steering is nice and weighty with a very good direct feel. Seats are a little hard but for what it is they are quite supportive. Everything feels nice and solid inside, however the look and feel of the dashboard is a little cheap however you aren't going to be paying too much attention to that when driving - you'll be having far too much fun. Appearance - far more masculine-looking than the R170, the R171 has an air of the SLR about it, especially from the front. You can also see echoes of its big brother the SL from certain angles. A very beautiful and elegant car, and although it looks a lot more manly than the previous one I'm afraid it's still a bit too girly for some men. Cost of Ownership - Fuel is the biggest issue here. 32mpg on moderate longish drives however if I'm feeling particularly frugal I can get 38mpg. Fun Factor - The sound of the exhaust note will put a smile on your face day in day out. You'll be hunting for tunnels to drive through and look for any excuse to go out with the roof down! Performance - 8/10 Build Quality - 9/10 Appearance - 10/10 Cost of Ownership - 6/10 Fun Factor - 10/10

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Preeyen writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

The air scarf blows hot air on your had even on a cold day :-)

Cons

Being rear wheel drive it's awful in the snow. Also only a two seater so not a family car.

35

Slk 350 — Fantastic acceleration. 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds. Brakes are sharpe. No repairs required. Handles wll and can take corners pretty fast. Both exteior and interior stying s great. Expensive to run being 3.5 litre. Really fun to drive. The roar of the exhaust turns heads in a good way.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Justin writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Fun to drive, great styling, roomy for a roadster, & plenty of power

Cons

Heavy & Pricey

55

Great Performing Car With Great Styling. — The interior is high quality as expected from a Mercedes. The styling is impressive and is noticed by others (a head turner). The 5.5 liter V8 is powerful had has a great exhaust note (quiet at low speeds and loud when you push it). The 7-speed transmission can be a plus or minus... great for max acceleration/launches but tends to hunt for the right gear in light driving.

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Hugo writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

Acceleration, Looks, Interior, Quality and just about everything else.

Cons

Fuel Economy, Trunk Size

Hugo
25

This Car Is Perfect! — This car is just so perfect! I love it, and it loves me. SLKworld.com is right though, the only downside is the it gives you SS. It's sad. (Smiley Syndrome). This car is very fun to drive. There is nothing that would make me sad.

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

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
Duncan writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Build Quality

Cons

English Weather!!

25

Merc Slk — Great 2 seater hard top convertable. At 6'" 2in its one of the few 2 seater convertables I can fit in at the same time as my cricket gear. Some might say a bit of a birds car, but the same people usually drive ford fiesta or somthing simillar. I need say no more :-)

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
peaches101 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
4

Pros

Engine check light on; not sure why yet. Just happened today.  Hope there is no real problem.

peaches101
25

Have Only Owed For 3 Months--so Far Not Too Bad. Love Riding With The Top Back. — Purchased as used with just over 19,000 miles. It's a beautiful car that was well kept by the previous owner.

Owner for 0 years, 3 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,000

Is this review helpful? Yes | No
tedd442 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG Review
Appearance:
Performance:
Quality:
Overall:
5

Pros

cockpit styling

Cons

A longer rear end would make this car perfect.

tedd442
25

Turns Heads!!!! — This car turns heads. It handles great and can back it up with power. Wish it had an optional airscarf with a/c and not just heat. Back end could be a little longer like the SL500. Overall for the money this car is awesome.

Owner for 3 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:2,500

Is this review helpful? Yes | No

Displaying 1 - 10 of 11 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class reviews.

Rank your car

Reviews From Other Years

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

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

Brilliant By Karen

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 ... Read More

Read all 8 1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class reviews

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

Read all 10 1999 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class reviews

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

Read all 4 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class reviews

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

Read all 17 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class reviews

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

Read all 8 2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class reviews

People researching a 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350, exterior
Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
42% of the time
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
9% of the time
Volvo C70
6% of the time
Chevrolet Corvette
6% of the time
SLK-Class
Looking for a Used SLK-Class in your area?
CarGurus has 2,337 nationwide SLK-Class listings starting at $3,933.
ZIP: