I think that the facelift models are largely trouble free so buy on condition with an eye on the options list. Mine has airscarf, sat nav and gearshift paddles which are all good for resale values but never get used and is missing electric mirrors and parking sensors which I would find useful.Hi, Can anybody be of help, my wife is looking for an SLK 350 late 2008 to early 2011 what problems should we be looking for. Any advise would be good.
I think that the facelift models are largely trouble free so buy on condition with an eye on the options list. Mine has airscarf, sat nav and gearshift paddles which are all good for resale values but never get used and is missing electric mirrors and parking sensors which I would find useful.
Heated seats can fail apparently and are very expensive to repair so make sure that they are working on any car that you look at.
If buying from a dealer test drive it with the roof up and get them to sort out any clunks and rattles over bumps and potholes and also make sure that the sat nav is updated. This costs over £150 if you do it yourself!
Hi, Thanks for your reply, but, at 64 and 60 we are getting to the feeble age, I have spent much of my working life outside in all weathers, which I didn't find a problem.....so I have no problem at all with being cold, what I do have a problem with, is sitting in the cold.The air scarf is ridiculous. Are you so feeble and fragile you need warm air on your neck?
Paddle shifters is another dumb option that doesn't work very well.
For engine choice, get the V6. It's reliable and gets good MPG
The Sports Pkg is OK but the standard car is more practical.
The only tronic you should get is the 7-G.
Pay close attention to JB's list.
Remember, a MB is very expensive to repair, so you have to be very careful what you buy.>
Welcome to the SLK World Forum.....everything you want to know about your SLK is here, somewhere.........0Well we have done it. Just bought an SLK 350 year Feb 2010 £14000, 36000 miles being sold because owner is moving abroad.
Colour blue, FMBSH, electric seats and steering wheel with memory, airscarf, heated seats, comand, parking senors, voice thingy (I think that's the technical name) sports pack and clear wind deflector.
I have phoned the MB dealer who has serviced the car, and it has been serviced every year, last service Feb 2015 and was informed the car has no problems, also has a new MOT from the same dealership and they said there are no advisories.
We are picking the car up on Thursday the second, haven't actually seen the car as it is 600 miles round trip away from us so have had a full RAC Prestige inspection carried out showing no problems.
The question is:
What is included in the sports pack? we know it has flappers on the steering wheel, apart from that we haven't a clue.