Used Porsche Boxster vs Mercedes SLK

Used Mercedes-Benz SLK 2011-2016 review

Ownership cost

(2011 - 2016)
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What used Mercedes SLK sports will I get for my budget?

You’ll need around £9000 to get into the driver’s seat of this generation of SLK. This will buy you an early 2011 or 2012 car in good condition with an average mileage for the year, from a trader or an independent dealer. Up the folding stuff to between £10,000 and £12,000 and you’ll find plenty of nice 2013/14 models, while think of between £13,000 and £15,000 for a neat 2014 or 2015 car. A 2016 car, just at the end of the SLK’s lifespan, bought from an independent dealer should set you back little more than £16,000. 

How much does it cost to run a Mercedes SLK sports?

The diesel-engined car is the most economical, not surprisingly, with an official figure of 56.5mpg, under the older NEDC method of testing. This equated to a CO2 emissions figure of just 132g/km, which kept the yearly car tax (VED) outlay low. The top petrol is the SLK 200, which produces an official 43.5mpg. 

Insurance costs are roughly average for a convertible car of this type, and Mercedes will service your old SLK, although the cost is likely to be higher than if you took it to an independent Merc specialist. 

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Used sports cars tested: Porsche Boxster vs Mercedes SLK
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