Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Mercedes SLK sports?
There’s not too much to worry about as long as previous owners have stuck to the service schedule. This varies with use and there’s an indicator that tells the driver when a service is due, so the smart money goes on an SLK that has just been serviced.
The roof mechanism is one of the most reliable around, although problems can arise if the roof is left up all the time. In particular, the electric motors can seize, and they're pricey to sort out. So, lower the roof a few times before you buy.