Bought this used with about 42,000 miles. It was 7 years old and in pristine condition due to the first owner. My 2005 SLK350, which I absolutely loved, was totaled when I was hit by another driver, so I needed a replacement. Decided to upgrade to the SLK55 engine. WOW is all I can say. I have had it 3 months now and I don't have anything bad to say. I was comfortable from the first minute because it is basically the same car, except the upgraded engine and performance package. It has very resposponsive handling and enough power to throw you back in the seat. Brakes stop on a dime. Zenon lights really light up the road. Great sound system. And it is fun to drop the top and just cruise down the road. It is a real looker, constantly getting stares and comments. Drives as good as it looks. Highly recommend !!! Just make sure to watch out for the flashing blue lights becasue it can get away from you very easily.
This is a great car! It is probably not the best first car, but as a second vehicle it is amazing. Downside: Small trunk, cup holders are a joke, and some of my friends think I am snobby for driving a Mercedes. The good stuff: Fast, FAST, great looks and handling, decent mileage for a monster V-8, and oh yes, fast! Convertible hard top, awesome sound, and rare enough you would be lucky to meet another one on the road. This car is docile to drive normally, but when you want more from it, there is a lot on tap.
This car is absolutly unreal!! The power, the torque, the stability and control is out of this world!! I test drove a porsche 911 and the slk55 went neck and neck with all aspects of driving. I would recommend this car over a corvette and a Z4 M class roadster. Test drive this car and you will know that this car is all buisness and a thrill that is priceless!!