2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class
There are 4 user reviews for the SLK280 Roadster trim shown below
- Sporty, light and short (SLK), Good power to fuel economy, hot styling
- 280 badge on a 3L
I love this car and would venture that statement to be true of just about anyone who owns it. Even the base model delivers more than adequate performance in the way of handling and power.
Fuel ecomony on a car with a 3L engine is outstanding... in a recent trip, with a passenger and cargo in the rear, I achieve 29.0 over a 600 mile trip. You wouldn't expect that out of a sports car.
Trunk space is surprisingly good when the top is up, providing enough room for a couple of over night bags and assorted small packages.
When the top is down, room reduces a bit, but still enough for a few small things like a briefcase, a couple bags of groceries or an overnight bag.
Did I mention this car is beautiful?
I have absolutely no complaints about this vehicle. I just find it odd that Mercedes placed a 280 badge on their 3.0 L base model... in 2009, they corrected that, as the model has the same engine, but the 300SLK badge.
You should consider the p2 package at a minimum... it has the air scarf, winter package and ipod adapter. You won't find a Mercedes that isn't ordered that has a p1 package, they just don't come that way. P3 is good if you want the nav, wheels, etc... but unnecessary iin my opinion because the base model is quite styled already. There's also the Edition 10 (anniversary) package, which adds some different wheels, badgets, and styling on the interior. It's a nice vehicle, but as you get into heavily optioned vehicles you lose considerable value for your money (but resale remains higher). And finally, there is the AMG, which is about 10k higher, plus gas tax... In my opinion, its a great option, but expensive. However, with gas so high, the demand for this model may be waning a big, leaving room for some discounts.
If you have the money, spring for the AMG... why? the competition is the boxter and BMW M, which both have nothing on this car in the form of styling. The BMW looks like any other sedan-coupe, and has a hard time standing out in the crowd among cars 30k cheaper. The Prosche has become some mundain in styling, they ought to scrap and redesign that platform altogether (boxter).
In the end, SLK is a classic roadster and as an owner, you'll swoon from day 1 to 150,000 miles... and every mile in beteween....read morehide
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- Cupholder Location, Tinnie Weenie Inside
It's small(?) sports car's perfection.
The design is awesome. sometimes it looks cute !!
Anyway, Cupholder's location is very strange and it's only for 2 cups.
But I can say it's really nice car except inside size(area-too small OMG :D).
If you wanna buy, you have to add Appearance Package.
That's really important my recommendation....read morehide
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- Hard top convert; heated 'scarf;' 7 spd automatic; style/perf/lux combo!
- cup holder placement; small trunk (duh); lack of 'real' windscreen
This car performs better than my 99 Boxster (love the boxster tho too); test drove the following BEFORE buying and got a great deal ($6k off msrp) on this 07 SLK280: S2000, Z-4, Audi TT & A-4; Stang GT; 350ZX; Boxster.
No other 2-seater roadster has what this car has (see items listed in pros above)! No brainer for me.
Love it...read morehide
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- Pretty car, nice interior, back is pretty
- amg costs too much, the wheels on the 280 suck
Pretty good car for the money. that is if your talkin bout da 280. da amg is overpriced and isnt that much better
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