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Why (Not) the Mercedes-Benz SLK?

Mercedes-Benz SLK reviews by TrueDelta members get to the point: the best reasons for buying (or not buying) the SLK.

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Mercedes-Benz SLK Reviews

12/04/13

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  I like it
A member in Great Britain

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Exterior styling
Love the look of it - roof on or off - sense of fun - and the heating system is effective enough so that roof off is viable for most of the year in the UK, I have the roof off at least once a month all year round.




Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Audio & nav systems
Standard fit audio system (audio 20) has no aux / USB / bluetooth, and is a bit limited in power.

Your options are:
1. Sort out the connectivity and add an external Aux unit, eg taking the space usually filled by a 6-CD changer
2. Replace the head unit (and perhaps replace speakers) with an aftermarket unit
3. Add an external aux in.
4. Add an FM transmitter and fit that to your smartphone
5. Simply live with the audio 20

Option 1 is quite pricey, GBP500 or so or more
Option 2 is more reasonably but you lose the standard issue look.
I've gone for option 3 which is inexpensive (GBP100 or less, or could be done DIY) and unobtrusive, and it preserves the standard look. Not a big headache once I'd found out that it was possible via the internet...

I've tried option 4, and it is better than option 5, but still a bit mediocre.




Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Ride smoothness, Handling, Front seat room



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05/30/13

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  Love this car!
A member in Nevada, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Powertrain performance
Power is the best reason to buy any AMG. In this small car it is thrilling!

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Price or payments
Like every Mercedes,expensive. You really have to appreciate AMG and the excusivity.

Other Reasons to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Exterior styling, Materials & workmanship, Feature availability, Brand reputation & image

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Handling, Warranty, maintenance cost

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07/25/10

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A member in New Jersey, United States

Best Reason to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Powertrain performance
breathtaking acceleration

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Fuel economy
clearly AMG was not thinking gas mileage at all when they built this engine



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01/25/10

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A member in Macedonia, F.Y.R.O.

Best Reason Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Exterior styling
I feel the styling on the SLK300 is looking a little dated now. It is a fine looking car, but compared to the BMW Z4 2009 is no longer in the same class for me.

Other Reasons Not to Buy the Mercedes-Benz SLK: Discounts & incentives, Powertrain performance

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