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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
    4 out of 5 stars

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44 reader reviews for Mercedes-Benz SLK Open.
  • 350 2dr

    Andrew Brack Date: 24/09/2006
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Great car to drive & live with day to day. The factory fitted phone kit is useless. It has been replaced 3 times & still the quality is poor. Otherwise an excellent car.

  • 55 AMG 2dr

    Garry Taylor , Hampshire . Date: 28/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The one thing you could not be dispointed with is the straight line performance! As Jack Black would say "melts my face off" You don't buy one of these cars for it's practical every day use, its a car you buy to put a grin on your face, that's why Jeremy Clarkson bought one, it's a hoot! The real disappointment is in the interior. The quality is just OK, but they could of made this such a better place to be. All Audi have this Mercedes beat in this department. The materials feel just too cheap for a 55K car, even accepting you've haven't paid SL prices. The buttons on steering wheel for shifting between the seven gears are poorly placed and can be selected by mistake, they should have fitted larger chrome paddles. To keep costs down they omitted one real essential and that is auto seat back as you turn off the ignition to aid exit and entry. Appart from these niggles it's hard to find any major fault, just enjoy that V8 bark it's intoxicating!

  • 200K 2dr

    Paul McCafferty Date: 13/07/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    I bought this car 6 months ago, and I am still in love with it! It feels so good to drive, even to sit as a passenger. You constantly get admiring looks, and I have literally had people jump into the road in front of me to express their admiration........ you'll love it!

  • 200K 2dr

    david nicol Date: 14/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have just picked the car up last week from the dealers and have already done 500 miles, 90% of which was with the roof down (hard to imagine in Scotland).

    The noise from the exhaust and the ease of driving at sedate speeds makes you want to drive the car all the time.

    I find myself making excuses to my wife to go to the shops, as we have some excellent B-roads near us where you can push on a bit more and really enjoy the handling and grip.

    My wife uses the car every day to get to the local railway station and has no problem leaving the car therem due to the hardtop roof.

    All in all, it's a cracking wee motor!

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