In-depth Reviews

Mercedes SLK owner reviews

"The Mercedes SLK is stylish and offers impressive refinement thanks to its folding hard-top, along with affordable running costs."

Carbuyer Rating

3.2 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

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Owner Reviews

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Common Problems

  • Other (3 cases)
  • Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 case)
  • Suspension (1 case)

Review 1 of 18

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

350 blue efficiency amg

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31
Tell us what you think about your car?
Beautiful; in looks and sound! But serious (red) paintwork problem!!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems at all....
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

3 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Tell us what you think about your car?
Too new to know long term reliability
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

SLK 55 AMG, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Paddleshift gears

Year

2010

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

250cdi

Year

2014

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Tell us what you think about your car?
Looks great, head turner. Ok it's not a Caterham but as an every practical sports tourer it's fab. All round performance is excellent, economical, fast (torque is immense).
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

31
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

250 AMG

Year

14

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Tell us what you think about your car?
Has some good points (relatively nippy, roomy boot for a two seater, plenty of adjustment for driving position) but these are outweighed by the average or poor. Diesel is old school rattlly; very gruff and not particularly economical. The seats are an odd shape and no matter how you adjust the rake of the seat the built in headrest is miles away from your head; they are uncomfortable after a few hours. The spec is odd; the omission of folding mirrors and rear parking sensors when they are available on much cheaper cars in the Mercedes range is an omission too far in my opinion. However, all that pales into insignificance when measured against the issues with the roof. It was never right from day one. Basically the roof/boot space divider (needs to be locked to lower the roof) is very insecure; the latches do not seat in the catch very well at all. This caused the roof to jam on several occasions (when both in the open and closed positions) that requires the bootlid to be manually opened and physically wrestling with the divider in order to lock it into place for the sensors to allow the roof to work. The response from the dealer; "They all do that sir...." The roof then catastrophically failed in August 2014 (half open), that required the car to be recovered. "Fixed" by the dealer and failed again two weeks later. Cue a 19 week wait for a part that was on order from the factory. No apology from the dealer, no response at all to a letter from head office, and a quite frankly derisory 250 voucher by way of compensation from MB customer services. By far the most unreliable new car I have ever had the misfortune to have. Avoid like the plague unless you want a convertible that can only be driven as a hard top because the roof never functions!
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Model

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Tell us what you think about your car?
no faults at all
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

250d amg sport

Year

2015

Avg annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Tell us what you think about your car?
I was shocked to see that Slk made into least depreciating cars list. Had mine from new - done 22k miles, mint condition in and out - bought it for just over £36k and a year down the lane Mercedes evaluated it's worth at £17500. That's 52% depreciation. During the first year it went back twice for warranty repair and had a recall notice from DVLA.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

5 out of 5

Car Details

Year

2013

Avg annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Tell us what you think about your car?
I think the SLK is a very good looking car. The car's road handling is average, but there's plenty of power on the motorway compared to the standard family car. The BlueEfficiency system is clumsy, MPG is high and I'm finding the paintwork is very prone to stone chips.
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

4 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year

2011

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
No problems, but short time owned it
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

2 out of 5

Car Details

Model

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year

2012

Avg annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Tell us what you think about your car?
Nothing has broken
Would you recommend the car to a friend?

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