General Comments: Quibs, driver and passenger door linings move when the windows are raised or lowered, this is because of the tight fit of the curved glass. Multi-contour front seats 710 660 Heated front seats 605 563 Two-tone leather upholstery 0 0 Requires special order charge. The right headlight and foglights have blown out. Line up the three German roadsters side by side, however, and you won't believe your eyes: At 157. The long doors open wide for ease of entry and exit, and you'll perch atop two-tone leather bucket seats with firm cushions yet little side support. Retail Dealer Special paint 610 567 Some colors requires special order charge. You'll also find a large glovebox, myriad small storage nooks, plus two cupholders that pull out from the top of the instrument panel.
Both engines emit a pleasing, subdued snarl under hard throttle. Ski sack coupe 200 200 Requires special order charge. The automatic shifts seamlessly and will kick down from 100 mph to provide extra passing power. Trouble Spots Dashboard lights Description: The check-engine light may come on due to a failure of the fuel-tank pressure sensor or gasoline-vapor purge-control valve. However, the reliability is horrible and maintenance is ridiculously expensive. General Comments: The road holding of this car is tremendous.
I feel that they wasted my time by not disclosing this. Useable trunk volume shrinks to 5. It's as happy in traffic as it is on the open road and delivers a great 30 mpg from the gutsy 3. Requires heated front seats or Option Pkg. Some of the others I saw there hadn't even been cleaned. K3 coupe 1310 1218 Power sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, power rear window sunshade.
There's a retro look to the instruments, dual-temp controls for the ventilation system, a telescoping steering column but no tilt feature , and carbon-optic trim throughout. On the ultratwisty two-lanes that weave through Tuscany, the car rewarded with a light, supple driving style and virtually neutral handling. Five hydraulic cylinders, several hinges, numerous position sensors, and an electronic control module handle the top-up and -down chores, so you can enjoy being the center of attention as crowds form to view the spectacle. That system interpreted certain rapid brake-pedal movement as a panic-stop situation and automatically applied full braking force. Not what I would expect from a reputable dealer. Requires heated front seats or Option Pkg.
. Yes Review Date: 7th March, 2006 Faults: Nothing to report. Sunshade flew apart in 6 pieces when brought into up position. The target buyers are 30- to 39-year-olds, half of which are women, and a large majority will be new to M-B ownership. A firm but mostly comfortable ride lets you feel most bumps, but not really harsh impacts.
Power comes from the same basic 2. Listen to me moaning about about having a beautiful merc, ungrateful cow! Yes Review Date: 14th October, 2003 Faults: The most persistant problem is the rear left brake light. So, we'd recommend you fight your way through the hoards before it's too late. You can throw it round corners as tight as you like and it doesn't let go. K4 coupe 1515 1409 Option Pkg. Road roar is noticeable, especially from the rear tires.
Front head room is just adequate for 6-footers, and head space in back is scant except for preteens. The reason for the newest M-B's heft is also the item that gives it such a formed-from-a-billet feel: its body structure. Front occupants get decent room, but the feeling is snug rather than spacious. To help prevent your precious designer luggage from being smashed by the lowering top, M-B has installed a pull-out cover for the lower cargo area that defines the space you'll safely have; a microswitch prevents the top from being operated without the cover in place. Compact only two feet long and light 176 pounds , this transmission better fits the personality of this car than the slower-shifting manual, which we also sampled. Running a relatively high for a pressurized engine 8.
Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 2002 Most recent year of ownership 2003 Engine and transmission 3. While the shape of the windshield frame and side mirrors effectively keeps top-down tonsorial muss to a minimum even at highway speeds, additional attenuation comes from a removable windblocker screen that fits over the rollbar hoops like the fishnet bustier of a Parisian torch singer: replete with snaps, eyelets, hooks, ties, and hook-and-loop fasteners. Because it's such a solid car, the heavy doors need to be closed well, otherwise they don't close first time. Wind and mechanical ruckus are well-checked. And, despite the lack of power seats, the finish and design of virtually every component is outstanding. This flat torque curve is what superchargers do best and gives the small four-cylinder engine the response and performance of M-B's 2.
Year of manufacture 1998 First year of ownership 1998 Most recent year of ownership 2000 Engine and transmission 3. M-B's latest creation is a whopping 19. The rear seat is configured for two occupants only, and leg space vanishes with the front seat positioned fully aft. We flogged the littlest Mercedes fairly vigorously through the Italian countryside and along the lightly trafficked auto routes, tasting the car's 143-mph top speed more than once. But this is also a design that's.
Interior is solid, comfortable, more detail than a general Benz, not as spartan either. The blower is mounted on the engine's lower right and is driven by the same belt that runs the alternator; an air-to-air intercooler is plumbed inline. Ignition wouldn't release key, 2 faulty replacement parts sent and I wasted 3 trips to dealership to replace. Virtually silent in operation, the raising and lowering antics elicit more oohs, aahs, and wows than a Fourth of July fireworks celebration at Disney World. There is a nasty rattle emanating from the driver's side door. You'll need to switch off the traction control to feel like Fangio in the Mille Miglia, but even the master would have trouble getting this car out of shape on a dare.