2002 Mercedes-Benz SLK32 AMG - 81k miles - $9400 - San Jose, CA

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If you like the idea of a Miata on steroids, this AMG-tuned R170 generation SLK should do the trick. Its blown M112 V6 cranks out nearly 350 hp and pushes the sled to 60 mph in about 5.2 seconds.

To my eye, the clean simple lines of the bodywork, penned during the Golden Age of Benz design, still hold up well today – perhaps even better than ever.

This example is exactly what you want – a well-maintained car offered by its original owner in a mild climate.

The seller notes a few little cosmetic issues, like rock chips and peeling clearcoat on the spoiler, which are gentle reminders to get in and really drive the car vs. treating it like a museum piece.

For less than ten grand, it’s a hell of a lot of car for the money.

VIN: WDBKK66FX2F252466


Big engine in tiny car usually makes for a great recipe for fun.

4.6 seconds to 60mph, 13.0sec 1/4 mile

Here’s an old Motortrend article about the SLK32 tested against the Z3M of its day:


No takers the first time, so the seller has relisted this one. Still seems like an excellent value for a fast fun little roadster…


I’m still bullish on this SLK. It hasn’t sold in its two prior listings; perhaps the third time’s the charm…