2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
There are 29 user reviews for the SLK350 Roadster trim shown below
Purchased As New
I bought this 2006 slk350 was new and had dealer service on time for every year, however, this Mercedes slk350 has so much problem. First year was great, Second year power steering oil leak out due to an object on the road hit the its tube (there is no good protection it, just a piece of cardboard cover in the front "poor design") it cost me 4500 USD. Third year the engine oil leak out and finally I found the plastic cap/gasket and I replace it by myself cost 13 USD (it's very poor design and it will leak again). The four year, the transmission shaking/jumping and ran slowly. Dealer said the transmission PCB controller failed, cost me 1800 USD to replace it. Now, SRS passenger car seat light on, even though, this seat people seat on it less than 20 times and dealer want 1100 USD for DIY. So I rate Mercedes 1/2 star (the best or nothing = it's nothing) it's not worth money for it. Go Japanese car or Hyundai better quality than Mercedes....read morehide
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- Ride, Power, Interior Materials, Fuel Economy, Storage
- Base Stereo, no lower lumbar adjustment in seat
Purchased As Used
Overall an awesome car. Very first mercedes, love it. You can cruise along with the top down in comfort luxury or drive really fast. Power is always available. When driven lightly, fuel economy is great. Have seen 28.4 mpg at 55mph, that is amazing out of an engine this size with this type of power available. Insurance was reasonable. Interior is very neat, materials are awesome, love the soft dash. Great storage for a car this size.
Just a couple not so good things, base stereo for a car like this is shameful. It is bad when you turn it up. Low volumes it sounds pretty good, but don't turn it up. No lumbar support adjustment in the seat. Lower back support not really their, overall the seats are very comfortable, just wish with all those power seat buttons they would have thought about that. Cup holders, don't get it.
Glad I bought it used, saved thousands!...read morehide
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- POWER, Fuel Economy, Handling, Braking, Comfort, Styling, Retractable Top, Air Scarf
- Cruise Control Lever Position May Kill You, Base Stereo is a Punishment for not Upgrading
WOW! What a thrill to look at and to drive! The SLK350 has that neck snapping torque I live for. It turns head everywhere I go and people stop me to tell me it is their dream car. I tell them the reality vs. the dream is no disappointment. Stop the 401k contributions and buy one!
Performance is EXCELLENT! The traction lock is pretty amazing! I was contemplating riding out a fishtail on an on-ramp but the stabilizer kicked in and straightened the car out immediately and perfectly. How did it know not to overcompensate?! (Now I shut it off if I want to drift around a curve but it�s nice to know it�s there.)
I was amazed the Air Scarf really worked. I thought it was another unnecessary luxury car joke of an option. On a 40 degree non-windy day it was short sleeve comfortable with the top down at city speeds. It created like a vortex of warm air in the cabin. It is definitely a viable option!..(If you don�t mind people looking at you funny for having top down in winter.)
The position of the cruise control is very close to the directional. When wanting to turn right, I usually activate the cruise control. Now keep in mind, if I am turning, chances are I am slowing down, but the cruise kicks in and tries to accelerate. Hope I get used to the positioning before it kills me. A little scary the first time it happened.
The base radio is at best unexciting. There is no way to get a good sound without some huge distortion. Consider it a punishment for not ordering the upgraded system.
PLEASE do not complain about the cup holder. Simply put, the Germans design cars to hold roads, not cups. Try to appreciate that. And the glove box�. Just let it go.....
This car is AWESOME!!!!...read morehide
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- head turning looks, sweet engine, retractable roof
- jerky brakes, squeaky passenger seat, steering noise parking
I can put up with all those flaws as the car has stunning appearance. It handles less than BMW Z4 or Boxster but it has class and cred. Just wish it has better storage for keys and wallets and mobiles.
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- handels good,over all options are good.pickup speed is good.
- its not for long distance driving.cup holder is in wronge place.
this is my second SLK350,MBS bought my first one after 13 repair on windows,SRS light problem and finally transmission replacement all in less then 24 months.Well at least they accept the fact that the car has major problem.I purchased my second SLK350,after they promisses that this one built better,which it is or at least I think so.It handels great and got most of the option on it.Well five months later I have problem with the heater motor,so I took the car for repair some times in late OCT.2006 and now its Dec 2006 and car still in the shop.My problem is I have been driving MBZ most of my life and keep going back or maybe its time to go to another make....read morehide
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- Eye Catching, MacLaren's Little Brother, Powerful
- No back support, blind spots
I had this car for about 9 months. It is very stylish, very eye catching. Car is very powerful. I've priced other Roadsters and this one gets the bang for the buck. It is more stylish than the Z-4 and the Boxster. I love the retractable HARD TOP and Airscarf which the other two models doesn't offer. The car does need some lumbar support and needs work on eliminating blind spots. Glove box needs to be bigger, otherwise it's useless....read morehide
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- Great handling, Powerful, and great lines throughout the body.
- none yet
This Car is heaven on 4 wheels. Great styling and handling. If you get the SLK 350 with the AMG package you have to try to F-1 style shifting even on the 7 speed auto the car flies and with the 7 speed there is always power even at 50 mph just push the pedal all the way down and feel the power.
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- The car of dreams. Handles well, Beatuiful exterior. HARD TOP CONVERTIBLE- need I say more?
I have waited about 5 years upon getting the SLK and it was worth the wait. I have driven and researched other cars and decided on this one.
It is everything that I wanted in a car. The glove compartment is small, but I use the IPOD jack for music so it does not make much of a difference. Upon buying this car, I was well aware of its lack of storage, but, hey, we know going in right? Also, what would you put in the car?
This car may not be for everyone, but I knew it was for me. Hope this helps! It is perfect for sunny CA. and the drive down the beach....read morehide
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- fun to drive, you can put the top down in cold weather and keep warm
- device used to allow the top to go up and down, "package lid"
I had a Porsche Boxster S. The 350 is just as fast, I can go around corners just as fast, and look better doing it. However the Porsche feels more stable doing it. The price of the 350 makes IT have more bang for the buck.
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- Fun, fast, economical, head turner, classy
- Wish it would have a storage behind seating
I have had my SLK 350 for 2 years now and absolutely love it! Taking the car to the dealer I look around and even though mine was around $50,000 and there are so many more vehicles on the lot that are such a higher price mine still gives the best look! I rode in a SL55 this week and to be honest I was just as impressed with mine as the $165,000 SL55. Absolutely love it!...read morehide
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