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2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class

2012 Porsche Boxster

  2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK Class 2012 Porsche Boxster
MSRP
$42,500
$48,100
Invoice $39,525 $43,110
MPG
City/Highway
19/32 19/27
Rating
8.4
/ 10
TCC Rating
9.0
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line It may be the most pragmatic roadster of its kind, but the SLK 350 dares you to doubt its partying skills. Read Full Review Stylish, fun, and capable, the 2012 Porsche Boxster is one of the best roadsters around. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

Likes:

  • Handling keeps getting better
  • Four, six, or eight cylinders--an SLK for any displacement
  • AIRSCARF! Magic Sky Roof!
  • Simplified styling, inside and out

Dislikes:

  • Can be tight for tall drivers
  • Reflexes not quite as sharp as Boxster, Z4
  • Tall front end

Likes:

  • Inspired handling
  • Evocative styling
  • Strong acceleration
  • Total cover for man-machine bromance

Dislikes:

  • Less than abundant storage space
  • Wind and road noise is high
  • Fiddly sound-system controls
Crash Test Ratings No crash data available No crash data available
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