Guide: 5=Perfect; 3=Good; 1=Poor
Pros: What do you like about your 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class?
Very solid and responsive chassis and a blast in the twisties, with good throttle response when kept in the power band.
Even though this generation has been around since 2005, it still turns a lot of heads. I have the tanzanite blue which looks just gorgeous in sun and shade. Please don't tell my wife, but I have a lot of ladies come up and admire the car when parked.
Air Scarf is the best invention for a drop-top, but get the wind blocker too.
We live in Ontario, Canada and while I don't drive it in the winter I do take it out at least once a month and you can cruise in February with the top down!
I have had no reliability problems in 2 years since new.
Cons: How would you improve your 2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class?
Seven speed auto is a bit of a slug, but not if you shift manually (which I always do). The sport-shift on the 2009 AMG is supposed to be much better. MB, please move this to the lesser models.
Trunk is small but adequate. It would be great if MB could design a 'tilt' function on the hardtop which would provide more access to the truck when the top is down.
2008 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Review:
Over-all, very satisfied with this purchase. A great little roadster.
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