I have had other convertible cars, and the SLK is by far the best roadster out there, it has a very heavy, safe feel to it. This is my first Benz and I am impressed with the fit and finish of the car. My main likes about the car is the way the hardtop folds down, and the air scarf option that actually blows hot air on your neck through a vent in the head rest. I like the power and the exhaust sound, and when the top is down there is not alot of wind blowing on you. This car has knee air bags and front air bags, and side air bags, that's six airbags! The dislikes are few but they are acceptable, road noise, but that could be the tires that came with it, and it could have a little more cabin compartments for storage, but the trunk space if fine. Overall if you are interested in a car like this you will be very happy for sure.
It has an incredible paint job and the styling is unique and timeless. It is a pleasure to drive this car. The covertible top stows itself with just the toggeling of a switch. Driving visibility is excellent and there is plenty of power to get me out of tight spots when I need it. The handeling is excellent and it is quiet no road noise to contend with. The suspension is perfect and it takes turns quite nicely. The seating is very comforatable.
We bought this from carmax 2 years ago and have put about 30k miles on it, we love it. with the top down its at its best. it has enough trunk space, and enough power, it looks great also. reliability has been ok, we've had a few problems, but i bought the extended warranty and it's come in handy with the repair bills. It does ride stiff, but it should so it can corner. It does eat back tires due to the camber but that helps the cornering also, so the tradeoff is fine with me. I got the model with the airscarf, it blows hot air on the back of your neck from the headrest, so topdown in cold weather is no problem, and with the seat heater on and u can drive anytime.