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1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class

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Information shown for entry-level Convertible.

Fuel Economy:
N/A
Max Seating: 2
Engine: 4-Cyl, Supercharged, 2.3L Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: Germany Country of Assembly: Germany

1998 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
8.8
Out of 10

Based on 162 Ratings for the 1998 - 2003 models.

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  • Value
    9.0/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.7/10
    Styling
    9.3/10

Only 2 repairs needed in 14 years!

By on Thursday, May 07, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 46,200

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "fun to drive, very easy on fuel"

Cons: "a lilttle noisy inside on bumpy roads"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"The list of things that I love about this car is almost too long to type! So, I will go to my only complaint - it is a bit too noisy inside around town... it would have been nice if they had put a bit more sound dampening in the car. I have kept this car in the garage it's whole life, done every service recommended, and extra oil changes because I never reach the mileage for suggested changes and have never left oil in the car for more than 9 months. This car is almost too fast for its own good. The hardtop convertible style makes it easier and safer to drive almost anywhere in the city. I may never get rid of this car! Even the air conditioning will still freeze you out of the car! I had to have the interior re-painted because Mercedes really screwed up with painting the dash and the quality of the paint was terrible. (I am a perfectionist). I have had 13 Mercedes SL's and in all honesty, this is my favorite one!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great ride and a head turner

By on Monday, March 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,158

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "very dependable and fun to drive."

Cons: "premium fuel"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Best car I've ever owned and I've owned close to a hundred cars in my lifetime. I would buy, repair and sell cars as I got tired of them. I have finally found a car worth keeping until the wheels fall off. I have owned it for 8 years and have not had a single problem with it and really love driving this car."

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

Just as good as my Lexus cars.

By on Saturday, February 14, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 117,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "power,fun to drive, gas mileage, low ins."

Cons: "no power seats"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I find it hard to believe that Kelly Blue Book keeps devaluing this car when Hagerty has classified the 98 and 99 models as classic cars. The values range from $6000 to $13000 depending on condition."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Owned since new. Never stranded.Always fun to driv

By on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 66,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Hard top convertible. great gas mileage."

Cons: "Slightly under powered."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"This car has been a joy to own. No major problems. Always ready to go. One computer fault affecting the convertible top, replaced and all is fine. Reason for selling. Bought a Lotus Evora."

13 people out of 23 found this review helpful

Relaxed commuter or boy racer

By on Friday, July 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 103,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Handling and a creation."

Cons: "CD player skips."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"An all round practical daily car which transforms to a capable sports car with a push of an accelerator"

10 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Great car!

By on Wednesday, June 25, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I've had this car for over 12 years and have loved it. No problems with anything mechanical and drives great."

9 people out of 15 found this review helpful

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