"This is the second SLK I have owned in the last 5 years. Got the new 2008 280 in May, with all the options. Love the car, hate the fact that the one I purchased this time at MB in Westwood Ma has been in the shop 4 times for roof issues. Don't buy this car unless you can afford the maintenance or purchase the maintenance plan. I hate the hassel of service and repair at MB ....I rather be out driving as I have always enjoyed the performance ride this roadster provides."
"Love the look and performance. Plan on breaking the front skirt immediately-- way too low. Nav system is useless-- worst I've ever seen and total waste of money. That said, fun car to drive, quiet with hardtop up, handles great, looks terrific. I have the first year model and some issues are expected, but MBZ really dropped the ball with the expensive and useless nav, and the low skirt. Worth it overall though."
"Although some reviewers note comfort issues, I have found the driving position and seat support very comfortable.
Quality of fit and finish is good but with MB, you expect great.
Performance is strong, combined with 6 speed, the V-6 pulls strongly but requires hi revs to deliver full potential.
Front skirt is too low. Despite diligence the driver will find that it will drag over curb stops, only a matter of time."
"Everyone notices and talks to you about the car.
Fun to drive, quick, great brakes, hit 100 without even knowing it. The retractable hard top has been terrific.
Only draw backs - interior is tight and the front spoiler if very low."