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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 169 Ratings for the 1998 - 2003 models.

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  • Value
    8.9/10
    Quality
    9.1/10
  • Reliability
    9.1/10
    Performance
    9.3/10
  • Comfort
    8.6/10
    Styling
    9.2/10

Everyone should own a Benz once

By on Thursday, January 07, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Fun"

Cons: "Can be expensive to maintain."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"A very cool car. Seamless power,roadster ride. Not for tall people. It's kind of tight inside and I'm 5'8". Just a lot of fun to drive and be seen in. This is a car that wants to be driven fast. Wish we had an Autobahn in the U.S. It is ridiculous what you can get one for. Worth a look and a drive. What would rather be in ? A Mercedes or a Mazda?"

Love this car

By on Monday, January 04, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 70,000

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
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Excellent car for the money."

Cons: "A bit small"

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

"I wanted something classy, sporty, and fun to drive and got it all with the SLK230. This is the most exciting car I've ever owned. I've had convertibles before and found the hard top to be an incredible advantage over the ragtop. Handling in snow was rough but I purchased an extra set of studded wheels for the winter and that problem was solved."

Excellent well cared for car!

By on Monday, November 23, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 72,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
Not Rated
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
Not Rated
Comfort
Not Rated

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"Fun low miles bat mobile for the right owner or car enthusiast. Front end damage requires repair or can be used for SLK230 lover's body, interior and engine parts. Photos available. Airbags did not deploy."

3 people out of 7 found this review helpful

LOTS OF SMALL SPORTS CAR BANG FOR THE BUCK!!!!!

By on Thursday, October 22, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 104,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "CLASSY. FUN.INEXPENSIVE TO BUY GREAT LOOKS"

Cons: "SMALL, NO ROOM TO HAUL ANYTHING. 2 SEATS ONLY"

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

"THIS CAR IS A GREAT CAR FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS SPORTY.CLASSIC STATUS AND GETS LOTS OF COMPLIMENTARY ATTENTION. PRICE IS VERY INEXPENSIVE TO BUY FOR THE STATUS IT REPRESENTS. IT IS A VERY GOOD LOOKING CAR TOP UP OR DOWN. IT IS A VERY SOLID CAR.TOP UP IT IS A VERY NICE SMALL COUPE. TOP DOWN LOTS OF ATTENTION. YOU LOOK LIKE YOU SPENT A LOT OF $ AND DID NOT BREAK THE BANK. MOST PEOPLE THINK IT IS A MUCH NEWER CAR THAN IT IS!! I FIND IT DRIVES PRETTY GOOD. NO RATTLES OR SQUEEKS REALITIVLY SMOOTH RIDE FOR SUCH A SMALL CAR. GREAT PICK UP! VERY CLASSY SPORTS CAR"

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

LOVE LOVE LOVE

By on Saturday, August 22, 2015

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

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "My Barbie car great everything"

Cons: "Don't be over 5' 11". Cup holders in dash / button"

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

My Barbie Car

"The trade in on this car is way way to low for the value an owner gets in return. Kelly Book is so far off with this one. The only thing I have trouble with are a few of the many sensors having to be replaced over and over. Don't go over a speed bump to fast or a sensor will cause your car to stop running. The interior consul does not keep it's finish. Have repaired it twice and a mess again. Seats very comfy. Does good in snow I use snow tires during the season and it has never failed me. Drives through 14 inches like a dream. Gas mileage better then said I always ethanol free premium and synthetic Mobil oil. Repair cost is cheaper then any car I have ever had. Have had no major issues. Will run it til it dies it's a young 15 yr old. Only wish the headlights were cleanable glass lenses as they have lost their luster."

8 people out of 10 found this review helpful

My Barbie Car

Fun Car

By on Monday, June 15, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This is a very fun car to drive, sporty and gotta love a convertible especially the design of the hard top. The minus about the car was once it was over the $50,000 mile mark first little things like the hydraulics in the hardtop failed then really expensive items - the complete dash gage panels failed and the sensor for the air bags - total cost to fix everything was right at $4,000. The car had less than $75,000 miles so was a disappointment in performance. The engine and transmission are great - no problems ever!"

9 people out of 16 found this review helpful

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