Whether or not that will happen remains to be seen. I was shocked to see that Slk made into least depreciating cars list. Has anyone actually had any experice of problems with the engine balance shaft? Dealers for the respective brands will replace the driver's frontal air bag module, free of charge. Since 2005, Slk350's have experienced approximately 5 recall s due to hazards with various components, including the headlights, driver side inflator module, air bags. The car is easy to park but because the front is so low watch out for the curb. Is This Sportiness We Feel? Note: Until the vehicle has been remedied, owners are advised that passengers or other items should not be placed in the passenger seat.
Additionally, the dragging brakes may overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. Oh yes it will be mine! I keep the running lights on to not get cut off in traffic. The design of the cubby hole was also dumbed down, but that's unlikely to bother anyone that hadn't been used to the original version. Phew Whilst I know this is no gurantee it does help to put my mind at rest a little So, the test drive is booked for saturday and if all goes well the car will be mine. Contents Copyright © 2019 LemonLaw. The engine is smoother and less prone to droning vibrations than its predecessor, spinning happily and emitting a delightful intake snarl as the engine ferociously pulls past 5000 rpm on its way to the 6800-rpm shift point.
Not only does the new engine have an ideal angle for a V-6—a V-6 is more at 60 degrees—but it also leaves more room for turbochargers to sit alongside the block. For the time being, the top engine will be a 3. 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. If you notice any roof creaks during your test drive and you decide to buy the car, it may be worth asking the dealership to attend to it as part of the deal. Strong brakes, plenty of grip, tight roll control, and a supportive seat take the surprise out of unfamiliar mountain roads. Washing the car is snap because of it's compact size. Like the previous model, the new car has a variable-ratio steering rack that quickens as you turn it farther from center.
It was never right from day one. Not a revised, warmed-over engine, but an all-new V-6 with a 60-degree angle between the cylinder banks. The breaks and steering are very precise. So I asked the guy above and saved my money and waited. Hazard: In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants resulting in serious injury or death. Had one of these, great cars! The car is the pre 2008 facelift but does come with the airscarf, heated seats, satnav and the memory pack on the seats and stering wheel.
The engine makes 302 hp at 6500 rpm and 273 lb-ft of torque at 3500. One downside with the post-facelift cars is that the orginal dashboard was given a pretty nasty plastic coating, also used on the doors and centre console. The available Magic Sky Control roof—which alters its opacity with the push of a button—is a whopping 110 pounds lighter than the steel cap. Diesel is old school rattlly; very gruff and not particularly economical. 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.
Equipped with direct fuel injection, the V-6 has a compression ratio of 12. TruckCabinFilter selectedCabinList, null ; truckCabinFilter. However, all that pales into insignificance when measured against the issues with the roof. The car has covered 32,000 miles, comes with a full service history, has 2 owners from new, warranty of 12 months from a reputable garage in the North of England. A second owner letter will be mailed when parts are available.
One other thing to keep and eye or ear out for is creaks from the roof when it's closed. Mine was a great car and still miss it, love the noise it made, didn't have any issues with the engine but then it had only covered 30k miles when I sold it. At 8 years old, mine creaks a bit when starting from cold particularly when going over speed bumps or pot holes , but is quiet once the car's interior has warmed up a bit. Car options and condition was as advertised. EngineFilter selectedEngineList, null ; engineFilter. ColorFilter selectedColorList, 'exteriorColorFilter', 'exteriorColorName', 'Color', 'colors', null ; colorFilter.
A raft of driver improvements came in in 2008: 0-60 in 5. Owners may contact Mercedes-Benz at 1-800-367-6372. Make sure the price reflects the fact that it's a pre-facelift model. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. DealRatingFilter selectedRatingList, null ; ratingFilter. Avoid like the plague unless you want a convertible that can only be driven as a hard top because the roof never functions! The 2011 is the best of the second generation series W172's in styling inside and out.
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. Everything else is a matter of personal choice, although it was fairly well equipped as standard. Due to an air bag assembly error, the front passenger air bag may not deploy properly. . Must have options, airscarf and heated seats. Would definitely recommend this dealership to others.
They also gave 306bhp as opposed to 272bhp, but the 0-60 improvement is negligible 5. A notification schedule has not yet been provided. Other than that, it's a great car. Remember to close the interior shell in the trunk or the top will not close. The front defroster, elecgtric tilt steering wheel and rear speaker performance are all disapointing.