2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class Ratings

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Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class 2002
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    2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Base

    Pros: Engine and retractable top

    Cons: Getting out of it

    Advice: Don't hesitate, buy it NOW

    This is the ultimate 'stealth' roadster. It looks like a Barbie car, but runs like a Ferrari (actually faster than most of them). Quiet, smooth and refined, but a rocket when pushed. There is no comparison between this car and the BMW 'Z' series, they simply can't compete. Faster than a Corvette, with Mercedes quality and AMG performance improvements. The kicker is that is gets 22 MPG in town and 27 on the highway, with sub-5 second 0-60 times and a (goverened) 155 MPH top speed.

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    2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Base

    Pros: sharp/sexy styling; sport package; descent inteior room; very sexy

    Cons: small cargo space; long throw clutch; hard to read tachometer

    Advice: the Mercedes Benz SLK-32 AMG is nice but the Porsche Boxster is nicer and the Porsche Boxster S is Nicest

    acceleration is good, handling is crisp, but tires are not up to par so to speak.

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    2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Base

    Pros: Manual Shift on the Fly

    Cons: Gas Mileage

    Advice: Get It!!!

    Pretty Quick at times. Needs more horsepower.

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    2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Base

    Pros: engine

    Cons: seats

    Advice: best choice for speed and luxury

    best sport but yet luxury roadster under 60,000 dollars

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    2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK-Class - Base

    Pros: Definitely the power convertible hard top.

    Cons: I don't have time to drive it as much as I would like to.

    Advice: Get the AMG sport package; the 17' wheels and low profile high performance tires really add to the handling.

    This is an amazing car; what fun to drive. It handles as well as a BMW 330 or Z3 and has a much more comfortable ride. You can easily turn corners at 30 mph in 3rd gear. The acceleration is great (0 to 60 in 6.6 sec.); if you have an extra $10K you can spring for for the SLK32 AMG to cut 1.8 sec. off. With the voice activated phone, you can also control the CD, radio and tape by voice command. The best feature is the power hard top. With the top up, it looks and rides (very quiet) like a coupe. With the top down, its a typical two-seater convertible. It takes only 25 sec. to lower the top. With the top up you have a full 9.5 cubic feet of trunk space.