This 2006 Mercedes Benz SLK350 is almost perfect, perfect would only be the big brother, the SL550. This is our second SLK, first one was on 02 SLK320, thought that car was great, this one's even better. Also had an 03 SL500, next one will be the SL550, ah, the perfect car.
You can't really get any better. If you looking for off the line racing, go somewhere else, but if you are looking for the most solid driving experience, with outstanding endurance and top speed and a vehicle that knows the road, well look no further. Didn't buy this for glitz, glamor and all the nonsense, you buy these for true driving. So, if you want the best driving vehciles made, go with the SLK, or if you can afford, go for the bigger brother, the SL. You'll be glad you did, I know I am.
Ride of the Valkyries
2006 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 - , 01/21/2013
I have to say, the car has been one nice surprise after another. Even though I avidly read through the 481 page owners manual, I keep discovering new items. One of the first was the gas milage. I am getting 25 mpg around town & 29+mpg on the road. Keep in mind that is cruising. All bets are off if I put it into " S " and drive it in a sporting manner. I bought the car not only for it's performance, which is as the British say, " more than adequate ", but for the understated luxury of Mercedes S class. Soft Nappa leather cradles you surround by the well thought out appointments. Once familiar with the controls, every option is but a touch away. This car instills confidence, from the
rock steady handling to the incredible brakes. I was amazed just how agile the machine is.Yesterday, a truck on the interstate threw a rock directly at me. With only the slightest flick of wheel, I dodged the projectile and then returned to my previous position with no over or understeering. I could not have maneuvered better on my former high performance
race bikes. The 7 speed automatic transmission provides a linear acceleration with no lurching, as it progresses through the gears ratios almost like an electric motor. The cruise
control is as good as I have ever encountered. You can ccelerate or decelerate in 1 mph increments which are well displayed. Drop the top and you have a pure Roadster to enjoy the fresh air and wide view. I also hasten to add, this Mercedes has an excellent view available with the top up as well. I have enjoyed a long line of motorcycles and sports cars, but for my money, this SLk combines the best attributes of them all.