2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class User Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 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

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PROS
"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"style" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 3 reviews

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Peter writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK350 Convertible Review
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4

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great car, great value for money

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a bit expensive in petrol

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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.

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janieo411 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK350 Convertible Review
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4

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Hard top convertible,fast,great handling,sporty

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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
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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

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Donna writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review
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5

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Sound, performance, handling

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Fuel economy

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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.)

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Justin writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK55 AMG Convertible Review
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5

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

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Heavy & Pricey

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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.

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Preeyen writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK350 Convertible Review
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The air scarf blows hot air on your had even on a cold day :-)

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

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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

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Hugo writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK55 AMG Convertible Review
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Acceleration, Looks, Interior, Quality and just about everything else.

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Fuel Economy, Trunk Size

Hugo
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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.)

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Duncan writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK350 Convertible Review
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English Weather!!

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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 :-)

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peaches101 writes:
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Engine check light on; not sure why yet. Just happened today.  Hope there is no real problem.

peaches101
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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.

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Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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tedd442 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK55 AMG Convertible Review
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cockpit styling

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A longer rear end would make this car perfect.

tedd442
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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

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drooze writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2 Dr SLK350 Convertible Review
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drooze
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A Great Drive Winter Or Summer — I love the car. You give next to nothing up with the convertible hard top. The air scarf is a feature that every car should have. It blows ward air over your neck on cold days. It is intended for top down driving but since it is electric it heats up faster than the main car heater so on cold days you get warm air on you fast. I drive it year around in Chicago and love it!

Owner for 2 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Fun To Drive And Be Seen In!! By patricebell1

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

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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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