"I bought the SLK, A leftover 05 new in June of 06. It has just about every option available including the AMG kit. I have been very happy with the choice. The only sevice that has been required is that recomended by MB. Of all the automobiles I have owned in the past 66 years it is the most fun to drive. As young folks might say "It's a Blast! "."
"Everything as advertised when it comes to performance. Solid at high speeds and on a rail on corners and turns.
Only down side is cup holder placement (not classy to have cups sitting above dashline) and the lack of cockpit & passenger space.
Great performance ride but only good for around town and short week-end trips with or without a small bag when top is down."
Pros: "Appearance, reliance, pep, and cabin compartments"
Cons: "uv hazy headlight covers"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"Considering the street-race offers from rice-rocket drivers, my 2008 provides mental smiles and no need to respond. I’ve logged all but the first 4K of 36K miles and enjoyed each mile, with the top up or down. MB launched a winner with the sexy little 280SLK; each time I approach the sporty, red vehicle from the front I wonder if anyone else feels the exhilaration I do just by its appearance alone. Someone else may have my 280SLK, but only when they pry it from my cold, arthritic, ego."