Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mercedes SLC sports?
Visibility to the rear of the admittedly short car can be compromised by the roof, so check the extremities for any scuffs and dents picked up in car parks. Look at the alloy wheels for any kerb damage, too, and also check the electrical operation of the roof.
Reported problems are few, although there have been issues with electrical gremlins, mostly relating to the sat-nav and the minor controls.
In our most recent reliability survey, the SLK – the forerunner to this SLC – scored a 74% rating, finishing in the second half of the table in the convertible class. Mercedes as a brand finished a disappointing 23rd place out of 32 manufacturers.