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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 KompressorReview
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My Review Of The Mercedes Benz Slk230 — This car is a fun little coupe, the chasis arent very stiff due to the convertible top, but still a blast to drive. And yes, I smoke stock WRXs! I really like how you can turn the traction control off, and the sportronic shifting is pretty fun too when you are bored. The maintenance is pretty high, but they give you a loaner new Mercedes, gas mileage is cool too, but it has a small tank cause its a small car...

Pros: Supercharged, convertible, sporty, turns on a dime

Cons: Its a wanna be SL-500.  Its a middle-aged womans car.  Its automatic

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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 KompressorReview
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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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2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 320 Review
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vs2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor
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Front Seats Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor worse.
"A bit cooshier"
Back Seats Ranked 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK 230 Kompressor worse.
"Felt a bit roomier"

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Review By Dav48kaz

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