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The first-generation Mercedes SLK is poised to become quite an interesting classic. After all, it combines the premium elements of the Benz name and folding hardtop, and then presented it to the public at an obtainable price. Today, this 2001 SLK320 still carries the premium quality but at even more affordable value.
The SLK was an instant hit when it arrived on the scene because Mercedes gave you a sports car that didn't have any compromises. It's a sleek roadster that looks particularly nice in black. But the true trick was the electronic folding hardtop was so well engineered, that the design makes for an outstandingly attractive coupe. It's this combination that will always give this first-generation SLK a desirable place in the market that arguably will reach the same timeless classic status as the original Mustang. But more than just a great story, you'll love this one for the impression it gives today. The polished factory alloys, shining grille, and bright exhaust tips looks great against the black. And the dual power bulges in the grille connect this to other great Mercedes cars, like the 300 SL.
Inside is true Mercedes-Benz quality. You feel it the moment you sit in the supremely comfortable leather bucket seat and grab the leather wrapped steering wheel. This is personal sports and luxury machine, and you're reminded of that by everything from wood-like trim panels to the seating for only two. Like any good Mercedes, this one comes loaded with features like power windows, power locks, keyless entry/alarm, power seats, and cruise control. Plus, this car also has great modern safety features such as dual front airbags, side airbags, and anti-lock brakes. But bet your favorite features will be the automatic climate control and heated seats. Together they can let you dial in the ideal atmosphere, even when the top is down.
Under the hood is the original 3.2-liter motor. This fuel-injected V6 was the optional upgrade, and while it was expensive, it was worth it. After all, there's nothing like having extra power in your German sports convertible. The motor fires up nicely, and it feels great on the road thanks to a good pairing with the five-speed automatic transmission. The fully independent suspension is quite sporty, but it never loses that Mercedes luxury feeling. Add in power steering and four-wheel disc brakes, and this one has the right recipe for a well-mannered sports car.
Mercedes made sure the trunk can still hold your weekend bags even with the top down, just so it really can be the perfect back roads getaway vehicle. You've loved the SLK since day one, and now is your opportunity to get it for less than the price of a used economy car. Call today!!!
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