It seems like every time a first-generation Mercedes-Benz SLK catches my eye I look inside to see what seems like the inevitable. The paint on the center console is all worn away leaving a disaster of flaking paint and a total eyesore. Blame it on poor materials or careless owners, but these SLKs just don’t seem to be holding up as well as you might have expected. Once you realize that these were not just a mini-SL and built with more of the spirit of the C-Class in mind, you start to understand why they are aging like they are. It is possible to keep these nice in ideal conditions by ideal owners, but now that these cars are old enough to buy cigarettes, they are few and far between. Much to my surprise, this SLK230 up for sale in California is one of the better ones I’ve seen for sale in a long time. The best part? This price almost seems too good to be true.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2000 Mercedes-Benz SLK230 on eBay
Engine: 2.0 liter supercharged inline-4
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 72,492 mi
Price: $6,888 Buy It Now
Newport Auto Source is proud to present this beautiful and rare 2000 Mercedes Benz SLK 230 Limited Edition. Finished in Obsidian Black paint over Black and Porcelain Leather really makes this beauty stand out like no other! Its loaded with all the right options including premium sound, carbon fiber interior trim, Limited Edition Package and much more. Being only a 2 owner vehicle with low miles, this gem clearly speaks for itself! With a MAJOR recent service just done, all that’s needed now is its new owner! All vehicles offered for sale by Newport Auto Source endure a rigorous 125 point mechanical inspection prior to being advertised. We are a Carfax Certified Pre-Owned Automotive Dealer and provide a free Carfax Vehicle History Report on all vehicles offered for sale by Newport Auto Source. As a part of our service, we can arrange for competitive financing, extended warranties and secure shipping anywhere within the 50 States. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO CHECK THE AVAILABILITY OF THIS VEHICLE IN ADVANCE. To schedule a viewing, please give us a call at 949-272-9859 or send us an email at . We look forward to hearing from you and building relationships one car deal at a time. *** All prices exclude applicable state and county sales tax, registration and license fees.***
I keep looking for the catch on this car but I’m not seeing it. The mileage is really quite low at just over 72,000. The exterior looks great and those Evolution 2 wheels are one of my favorite Mercedes wheels of all time. The interior looks extremely well cared for which I’m honestly shocked about and it sure looks like the roof functions without issue. The real gem of this car is the two-tone interior with the carbon fiber trim and I can’t find a single fault with it. Yes, the radio has been swapped out but the stock Mercedes radio is included in the sale which I can’t say I’ve seen too often, if ever. Maybe I’m just missing something, but this car shouldn’t be this cheap.
This dealer only asking $6,888 is one of the best deals I’ve seen in a long time. Normally, really nice SLK230s have asking prices well about the $10,000 mark because people think they have something special. For this price, I don’t see how you can go wrong with this one. I think we are probably at the floor for these cars and I can’t see a scenario of someone losing money on this car unless you tear up that interior. This is another one of those cars that I’m glad it’s far away because I’m awfully tempted by it.
These are actually fun cars that are pretty robust with minimal issues, and the last of the chassis’ built by Mercedes before they merged with Chrysler and hosed everything up.
You can buy them with low miles in good condition for cheap. The only real issue they have is cosmetic – the interior panels were painted, not molded with the color, so as noted they’re often found with what appear to be really ragged looking interiors. If you’re a DIY’er it’s an easy fix that involves a weekend’s work to R&R the panels and repaying them, and you’re good for a number of years.
I’m on the lookout for a yellow one with a stick, a somewhat rare combination. However, they’re out there, it’s just a matter of time. I see these in my market all day long with barely 100k on the clock in great condition (other than the interior panels) for under $5k, a good deal in my opinion.
I agree with LWB250, these still possess the old world MB feel even if some of the interior bits have broken down by this point. This one with the wheels and interior colors definitely stands out. Nice spot!
Nice looking car. I’m a big fan of these, and the decreasing number of nice ones out there should indeed hold their value.
I’m not sure the price is all that special … I bought a beautiful Magma Red, 60k mile SLK320 a few months ago for $8k. There’s a lot over priced rubbish for sale too though.
My dad’s daily driver is a 1998 with 35K miles. He absolutely loves that thing.
Looks like a beauty. Funny that there were no under-hood shots in the auction listing though.
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