Used Mercedes-Benz SLK 2004 - 2011 review

What is it like?

(2004 - 2011)
Mercedes SLK (04 - 11)
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What's the used Mercedes SLK sports like?

The original Mercedes SLK was as stodgy to drive as it was sporty to look at, but this second-generation model is a significantly better car.

Its suspension is firm enough to keep the body composed in corners yet sufficiently supple for long journeys to be pleasurable. And while it still doesn’t handle as well as a Porsche Boxster or Audi TT Roadster, it’s enjoyable enough.

Best of all, the SLK is very practical for a two-seater. The comfortable interior has plenty of space, while the boot has enough room for a weekend’s luggage as long as the roof is left up.

And then there’s the roof itself, which is made from metal and has a clever scissor action that turns the SLK from a snug coupe into a svelte roadster in less than 30sec.**