Surprisingly Stick Shifted: 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320

Whenever someone asks me what late model convertible they should be driving, I tend to avoid the ubiquitous Miata and point them towards BMW’s gorgeous Z4, but maybe there is another German car they should consider. Most late models from Mercedes-Benz have lame self-shifting automatics (even the mighty SLR McLaren was slushbox shifted), but for a few years you could get a 6-speed manual in the little V6 powered SLK roadster and it wasn’t a bad car at all. Find this 2001 Mercedes-Benz SLK320 offered for $10,500 in Santa Clarita, CA via craigslist.

From the seller:

2001 Mercedes Benz SLK 320
condition: like new
cylinders: 6 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 57900
paint color: silver
size: compact
title status: salvage
transmission: manual
type: convertible
This is not aunty Cordelia’s Miata. This is a Mercedes Benz SLK 320 SPORT EDITION AMG PACK, manual transmission racing car. Made in Germany where one of the best car brands in the world are made. Is an AMG edition — these three letters stand for supreme automotive performance, exclusivity, efficiency and highly dynamic driving pleasure all over the world. If you enjoy speed like me this is the car for you.

It is just almost 58k miles. So is like a new car that will last forever. Plus is convertible! Enjoy California like never before!

It gives me a good 30-32 MPG on the highway.

I’m the proud owner. Not a car dealer.
Always garage kept. Title in hand. Smog Check in hand.
Salvage title because a small rear bumper to bumper accident – see picture. No frame damage, no engine damage. Parts replaced, all checked, end of story.

“It is the driest car I’ve ever seen. All metal underneath, no cheap plastic. Like new, with no leaks whatsoever” Jiffy Lube Technician, Valencia.

2001 MERCEDES SLK 320
JUST 57,900 MILES

No rust. Great paint.
New Oil changed.
Great tires.
HARD TOP CONVERTIBLE (RETRACTS PERFECTLY INTO THE TRUNK)
STRAIGHT AND CLEAN
RUNS PERFECT
ALWAYS GARAGED AND COVERED

LOADED:
POWER SEATS
CRUISE, TILT, REMOTE MIRRORS
EVERYTHING WORKS
A CREAM PUFF CAR
CUSTOM CAR COVER NOT INCLUDED

Need to know how to drive stick shift to test it. Or I can drive it for you, no problem!
No need for sale. No low balls please.

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