2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class User Reviews

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG Review
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    55

    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

    Pros: Power, style, comfort, handling, build quality.

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

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
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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

    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

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review
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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.)

    Pros: Sound, performance, handling

    Cons: Fuel economy

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG Review
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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.

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

    Cons: Heavy & Pricey

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
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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

    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.

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG Review
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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.)

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

    Cons: Fuel Economy, Trunk Size

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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 :-)

    Pros: Build Quality

    Cons: English Weather!!

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
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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.

    Pros: great car, great value for money

    Cons: a bit expensive in petrol

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK350 Review
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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.

    Owner for 0 years, 3 months

    Miles Driven per Year:5,000

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

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    2005 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class SLK55 AMG Review
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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

    Pros: cockpit styling

    Cons: A longer rear end would make this car perfect.

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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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