"If you want a ride, pick the SLK55 with Performance PKG"4.5 starson by STEPMAN
Pros: Having owned 4 SLK's the 2009 SLK55 is a Thrill
Cons: Cost, 2009 was fully loaded and was close to 78,000
Summary: If I didn't love the car, I'd not have owned 4. Only minor problems over the 4 that I have owned. A note on the 2009, the prior models when you put the top up the small side windows went up as well, 2009 they go up when you raise the windows. The car appeals to a particular set, it's not a super car (SLK55 AMG come close 4.3 to 60 and 175 limited top end). The new stereo will rip cd's to the built in hard drive BUT you have to convert them to MP3 format first. I'm sure this is to protect MB from DRM issues. Also they have included a SD slot which you can extract music to an SD card on your PC and place the SD card in the car and play MP3's from it. IT will even play DVD's with surround sound and display on the NAV screen. I've had my 2009 SLK55 AMG for 1 week now, just need to get the required 1,000 miles breakin and then I can play.