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2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class User Reviews

2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 12 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:4.9 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:4.8 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: 4.9 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

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"beautiful car" 3 reviews
"sound" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Denise575 writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK280 2dr Convertible Review
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Gas mileage, looks, build, power, nice ride, weight

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Small trunk/storage as it is a 2-seater, but this is an expected trade off..

Denise575
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Fantastic. — 2006 SLK 280 is fantastic. Has electric seats upgrade and metallic fleck silver. Sturdy, fast enough, daily driver, easy to maintain, very comfortable seats, great gas mileage, low insurance cost, high fun factor.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ben writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible Review
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5

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The sound from the exhausts

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The roof will only fold when traveling at less than 5mph, some cars do it at 30mph

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Slk 350 — The best thing about this car is its very versatile. You can shove it in comfort mode, put the heated seats and airscarf on and sit back and relax your drive, or you can shove it in tiptronic and manual, turn off the ESP and have a right old riot drifting it etc. The car weighs approx 1500 kgs put the V6 3.5 litre engine churns out 270 bhp which is the equivilent of having a cosworth engine tuned to stage 1. For a car that weighs 1.5 t to do 0-60 in just over 5 seconds is extremely good,the sound from the twin pipes is also imense, maybe i'll get the V8 AMG next!!!!

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CruisinginSoCa writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible Review
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UPDATE MARCH 2014:  the car is still running great.  Ive had no repairs or major maintenance issues, other than the require annual checkups such as oil, brake fluid, etc.
JUNE 2013: I purchased a previously owned 2006 350 SLK with less than 45,000 miles from Oxnard MB over 6 months ago, AND LOVE IT!!!  I'm amazed to look down at the speedometer and see 80 mph!  It's a normal cruise for this car.  Other than the CD reject button (in which Qxnard repaired under warranty), I have had no problems with this gem of a sports car.  People are stunned that it is a used car...I'm still stuned too.

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UPDATE MARCH 2014:  unfortunately and on occasions, the car attracts envious lookers and haters who will tailgate the car, making me put the pedal to the metal leaving them in the dust (smile).

CruisinginSoCa
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Fast, Fun, Fantastic! — No dislike, but a preference...a couple more inches long in the Driver's right leg room. Then again, I can resolved that with the 350 SLK AMG or the 500 SL! Otherwise, this car was an excellent purchase for me and my need to drive with the top down. Airscarf is a nice feature, but I love wearing my colorful scarfs and hat/caps, instead.

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

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Neel2k9 writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK280 2dr Convertible Review
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Fun, Sporty, hardtop convertible.

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Turns heads.

Neel2k9
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Great Car To Drive, Amazing Sporty Look And Feel. — Performance: Acceleration is great, throws you to the back of the seat when you use the kick-down behind the accelerator. Braking is great, stops the car at a great distance while it also has ABS so it does not skid on wet or snowy surfaces. Handling is sporty but has both sport and comfort mode for those long drives. Its 228 horsepower, 3.0-liter V6 engine gives the real feeling of driving a sports car. It's just right for buyers seeking the pleasure of open motoring and the luxury of a Mercedes without the higher cost of the more powerful engine. Build Quality: Great build, design is flawless. When the roof is down the windows provide for a great drive without any noise and cold air blowing through. Car is extremely aerodynamic so it picks up speed much faster than any of its competitors. Appearance: Car has a flawless sleek design that turns heads when driven by. It is on of the extremely few Hardtop convertibles thats in the market. Leather upholstery gives it that great feeling when driven, along with a nine-speaker sound system with an in-dash CD player, an antitheft alarm and Tele Aid telematics, which provides emergency response service or direct connection to the nearest Mercedes dealer. Cost of Ownership: Gas mileage ranges from 18 city to 28 highway. Premium fuel is required and recommended. Maintenance is every 13,000 miles so there is no hassle for oil changes or brake flushes ever 3,000 miles. Fun Factor: This Mercedes Benz is great to own, it provides the best feeling of a sport car on local roads and especially on highways. Runs 0-60 in 6 seconds while its the safest car to be in. It has Electronic stability program, anti-braking system and traction control.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cheré writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK280 2dr Convertible Review
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It's top of the line...Fabulous!

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No reason to avoid it unless you need to drive around with more than 2 people in the car.

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I Have Suggested It To My Friend And I Will Buy Another One Soom. — It was a really fun car. The heated seats made for a fun drive on cold evenings down the coast of California. I would really rate this a 4.5 but I didn't have that option. I will definitely buy another one. The handling is so much fun. Easy and can turn around on a dime. The options make it the perfect complement for what you expect in a Mercedes. Gotta Love it! My friend even bought one after I did. What fun we had with our little side by side road trips. Cheers to Mercedes for the hard top convertible that is automatic. I'll never go back to manual again.

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

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slk350silver writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible Review
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4

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Amazing roadster convertible with a powerful 3.5L V6, amazing build quality, no creaks rattles after 8 years of ownership!

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No rear seats

slk350silver
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Fast, Perfect California Car — The airscarf is a must have on any convertible, too bad the only company that has it is Mercedes! :) One of the best cars I've ever owned, from a power, looks and technology standpoint. Great handling and the hard top convertible is the best in its class.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sullivan writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG 2 Dr Convertible Review
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5

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Super fast, super loud even without any modification. Drives so well. Very close to the ground. Feels like you are playing NFS when driving this car. Very good summer car. Trunk space actually not bad at all.

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Not very good fuel economy. Noisy on highway. Super stiff suspension. Seats only 2.

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You Get Speed And Eyeballs — This car is brutal and mean. It is so loud even without any exhaust modification. It goes from 0-60mph in just 4.3 seconds. It will grab eyeballs everywhere you drive it to with the rear diffusor and the matte finish. And it is a good summer drive being a hard top convertible. But it does nothing more than running fast and looking cool. The trunk size is OK but it is a 2 seater and you can only fit 2 people in. The suspension is VERY HARD. And you can only get averagely 14-17 mpg. In short, it only does what it was designed to do really well.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Joshua writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG 2 Dr Convertible Review
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Everything about the car

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My Slk 55 Amg Special Series — I like that it's not just an AMG version. The performance is unique in ways which only Mercedes can describe and the Looks of the car are out of this world sexy. The cost ownership is definitely not something to toss to the side when it comes to an AMG. It's not a cheap car so you can't expect cheap service. When all is said and done I couldn't have made a more attractive choice.

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

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dabearmurphy writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 2dr Convertible Review
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Love the retracable roof

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Front hood release accidently engage when existing vehicle

dabearmurphy
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Awesome Looking Car. I Get Compliments All The Tme On It. — I had corvettes, Nissan 350, Saturn Sky, . But none of those cars can compare to the SLK 350. The cock pit has a big car fell is very roomy compared to other sports cars. It hanldes and ride very smooth around town were the VET was a bumpy ride. The convertioble is aweomse using the retrackable roof

Primary Use: Family transportation

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sq280slk writes:
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK280 2dr Convertible Review
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5

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Feel, Performance

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sq280slk
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Amasing, Never Enjoyed Driving Any Car As Much As This One. — Imported a MB SLK280 Caspian Blue, Only had 10K KM, After a bit of rough time dealing with MB Canada. Implacable condition, exterior, interior and performance a real head turner. outstanding acceleration,braking,quite cabin relative to the power fun to drive

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

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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Fun To Drive And Be Seen In!! By patricebell1

Love this car, a lot of luxury in this sporty car. And it has more trunk space than other convertibles; roadster or coupe. Impressive! If you enjoy a car that accelerates and purrs for you this car is... Read More

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2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

Amazing Machine By Texas2step

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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 SueGeorge

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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