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#183 of 226 Mercedes-Benz SLK350 a real delight at 18Km
Mar 23, 2006 (12:10 pm)
I now have 18,000 kilometers on my 2005 SLK350 and it is turning out to be everything it promised and remains problem-free despite the usual spirited driving. It's fully loaded, incl. the 7-spd auto. The only thing I had to do was lubricate the hardtop rubber at the points where it folds. Did this once, was very easy to do, and it got rid of the little squeaks that had developed in the dry weather. Have driven it all winter in Northern Ontario, Canada, on a set of proper winter tires, and the automatic climate-control system is fully up to the demands of even the coldest weather up here. The SLK350 is a perfect all-season sports car, and has a great engine. I have never had to top up the oil, and the upcoming "B" service in the next couple of months will be the first scheduled service. We're a bit isolated up here, and my service point is over 700 kilometers away - makes for a great drive on a single tank of gas.
#184 of 226 Re: SLK 230 Brake Light Problem [cmcclure]
Mar 25, 2006 (11:13 am)
I had this same problem for a while and I finally got it. Simple answer is when you put the socket back in don't completely turn all the way to the right. I went through two sets of new taillight assemblies before I realized there is a flaw in how they are made where the metal plate the socket touches wears away. If you take it apart you will probably see the same thing, there will be a black dot where the metal prong on the socket touches the plate.
This did the trick for me and has been working since. Hope that helps
#185 of 226 Re: Car jumps out of gear [cathy6]
Apr 03, 2006 (9:27 am)
I have a 2005 SLK 350 .The same thing happened twice to me and it really scared me. I was once accelerating on to the freeway with a huge truck coming up behind me and my car went into neutral. Another time it happened on a side road .I pulled off quickly and restarted the car .I took it to the dealership and they replaced the transmission system.But one day after I got the car back it has happened again and they don't know what's wrong.Has this happened to someone else?Its really dangerous and I'm scared to drive my car now even though I love it so much!
Apr 10, 2006 (5:38 am)
is the slk 350 to much of a "girly" looking car. ive driven it and i cnt decide whether it looks like its made of girls or not and i dont want to drive a girls car.
#188 of 226 Re: a girls car? [gregisgod13]
Apr 27, 2006 (8:15 pm)
Maybe the older style (pre-2005) seemed a little tame. But the new SLK is a looker.
#189 of 226 Re: Mercedes-Benz SLK350 a real delight at 18Km [slk]
Apr 29, 2006 (11:44 pm)
i am thinking about purchasing an slk 280/350 and was wondering if anyone has attempted to drive one in the snow. i live in chicago and am concerned about winter/snow driving since it will be my only car. can it be driven in the snow without major problems? if winter tires are required for this, what would you recommend i buy?
#190 of 226 Re: Mercedes-Benz SLK350 a real delight at 18Km [arpdog]
Apr 30, 2006 (8:30 am)
Hi arpdog, I drove my 2006 MB Slk350 with Amg Package during the winter in the mountains of Germany. I was very suprised how well it handled in all that snow on frozen roads. It would have driven even better with all season or winter tires but it still drove very well. I did the European delivery program which I fully recommend to anyone buying a mercedes. I was in Europe for two weeks, one week in Germany and one week in Paris. On top of how much fun I had I got a 7% discount on the MSRP of my car. Good luck with you car purchase.
May 03, 2006 (6:24 am)
I think the key to winter driving is the tires.I have a 99 and when I first bought it-it had "summer tires on".First time it snowed I backed car out of garage and slipped right across my driveway into my neighbors.This on maybe 1 inch of snow.
Yet I've read lots of posts from readers who say it handles fine.I now have all-weather tires on the car but haven't experienced any snow with them yet.