I am about to get an SLK230 and have found a good nice 1999 model. My
only concern is that a mechanic told me that the series changed in
2000 and the 2000 series SLK230's were much better mechanically and
better to drive. Does anyone have any experience in this area? Is it
worth my while to let the 1999 model go and try to find one of the
2000 series? I would love some advise here.
I don't know what the changes were from 1999 to 2000 aside from cosmetics
(through 1999 the car had black rubber door handles, and starting in 2000
they were matched to body color), but I have a 1999 that has been virtually
trouble-free since the day I bought it (six years ago this month).
May your luck with the car be as good as mine has been, whichever model you
Nope, the changes from '99 to 2000 were cosmetic. He might be
thinking of '98 to '99 changes, which saw the addition of sport
package, 5-speed trans., new stereo. Or maybe 2001, which saw the
addition of the 320 engine, which makes the car a Boxster competitor.
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