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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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19 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz SLK Open.
  • 320 2dr

    barry cooke Date: 05/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Comfortable and fun to drive. Arrive after 100 plus miles feeling relaxed... not like many other roadsters!

    Driving is a pleasure rather than a bone-shattering experience of some of its competitors.

    The solid roof is a great bonus to female drivers.

  • 230 Kompressor 2dr

    Julie Bennett , Hampshire . Date: 29/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned an SLK 230 for three years now and it has been a very easy car to own.

    The service intervals have always been longer than the published 9000 miles and the service costs (at the main dealer) have been a very pleasant surprise compared to past experience with BMW and Audi.

    The only other cost has been two new tyres and one light bulb! The interior works very well with all of the controls kept simple and robust. Never a moment's problem with the roof - it is just so tempting to keep putting it down whatever the weather. Highly recommend this car and will be buying a new one next year.

  • 230 Kompressor 2dr

    Martin Francis Date: 22/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Cramped, excruciatingly uncomfortable car. Heavy to drive. Ergonomic nightmare. Confused control layout. Every item skins your fingers. Lousy fit and finish. Non-adjustable steering wheel on such an expensive car is unforgivable. Doors drop and don't shut. Electrics dodgy. Avoid!

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