"My prior vehicle was a 1998 SLK230 which we owned for 8 years - My current vehicle is a 2004 SLK230 which we have had now for about 8 months. If it wasn't for the fact that my husband is addicted to Car sites and saw the 2004 for a fantastic price considering the mileage, we would still have the 98. Considering that we owned our 1st SLK for over 8 years, and we were still very happy with it, I am confident that we will have the 2004 for longer. What more can I say about a model that ultimately I will drive for 20 years? As for the cupholder placement, yes, Starbucks is an issue but it sure is nice in the summer when you crank the A/C and your soda/water stays ice cold. Heck, it can even turn a warm bottle of water into a cold one in about 15 minutes - just turn the vent up towards the beverage."
"This is one awesome vehicle! Love the tight turning radius and handling performance. Roads with curves are pure excitement. We take this car out on the road and any stress disappears. The only negative is the cupholders' placement. I can live with that. It's all covered and tucked in for the winter right now but I can't wait to get it back out!"