2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class User Reviews

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    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 320Review
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    Best Car I've Ever Owned! — No complaints about this car!

    Pros: EVERYTHING!

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

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    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 320Review
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    It "fits" Perfectly —

    I've been thinking about a replacement for the VibroMassage on wheels I had been driving...a '99 Mazda 626, 4 cyl automatic with worn motor mounts. The Black Mamba Mazda. The poor ol' thing gave us all she had, 108K miles of faithful service. But it was time to put her out to pasture. What next? Boxster? I'm a huge Porsche fan since my teen years when my father bought a 356 for $1000...then returned it 3 days later when he discovered that rust is not good for Porsches. My heart still aches. But the Boxster has a rag top, which, in the 5 months of brutal summer heat in south Texas, is prone to fade. Plus, I've never liked ragtops that much. BMW 540i sedan? Whoa! Real acceleration, big-bruiser V8, EuroLuxury. And many before '05 available at about $20K. But, with $4 gasoline and 14 mpg....my commute is 50 miles per day....so that was that. 350Z? Too rough. Then I fell in immediate love with the MB SLK 32 AMG. Wolf in sheep's clothing! Sneaky! Ungodly fast! Good looking. Convertible with a hard top. All at a price that wouldn't bankrupt a small Latin American country. The only hitch: not very many around. 14 months and many web searches later, enter the SLK 320. I finally pulled the trigger on one of these babies 2 weeks ago, 2001 with Silver/Black and auto transmission. In short, the car is ME. It's not as fast as an AMG or Boxster S, but fast enough. It's not as refined as a BMW 540i, but refined enough. It was also about $6K less than I planned to spend...and there's nothing at all wrong with that. My only nagging worry is that there is an occasional subtle, soft "whump whump whump" that increases frequency with speed. Alignment (it has new tires)? Wheel bearing (supposedly just re-packed)? Differential? This 67,000 miles car otherwise is in great condition. Responsive, solid cornering, comfortable and just a hoot to drive for this late-50s "adolescent." And yes, the golf clubs fit in the trunk when the top is up (but you have to take the driver out of the bag). It the top is down, buckle your sticks in the passenger seat and go have a ball.

    Pros: Solid, fast enough for me, quiet for a convertible, and has a GORGEOUS exhaust note over 4K RPM.  Interior reminds me of a burl panelled library in Heidelberg.

    Cons: I should have bought one years ago.

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    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 SuperchargedReview
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    Is Fuin To Drive, But Is Noisy And I Don't Like The 2 Tone Interior. — It has an electrical problem I haven't found what makes it. The radio goes into MUTED mode by it self, then after a while comes back. The alarm system goes off, for no reason and I have to disconnect it ( I use the key) It does it at night and is very annoying.

    Owner for 1 years, 0 months

    Miles Driven per Year:10,000

    Pros: the hard top convertible

    Cons: does not have an extra space in the rear of the seats as the old SL model.

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    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 320Review
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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.)

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

    Cons: small size for daily commuting

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    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 320Review
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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

    Pros: fun - safe - economical car - a BLAST to drive...MERCEDES quality all the way!

    Cons: some parts seem very high - but not all

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    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 320Review
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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.)

    Pros: Really a fun car to drive.

    Cons: Only seats 2 people.

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    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 320Review
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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.

    Pros: Chicks dig it.

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

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    2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 320Review
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    Wow — Great Car - Brabus edition. I have changed quite a few things on it but the base car is great. New roll bars, new grill etc. Blast to drive. Have the rear wind break - drive it near freezing temps with top down

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

    Pros: Black and plenty of chrome

    Cons: radio

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

    Amazing Machine By Texas2step

    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

    2009 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Reviews

    Fun Convertible By dxynbyte

    Beautiful, elegant, and luxurious feeling car. A bit heavy in handling but powerful when you want it. Solid feeling. Up close dashboard, a bit claustrophobic at first until you get used to it. No... 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

    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

    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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