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  1. Matt32AMG

    C32 handling

    So do I :)
  2. Matt32AMG

    New Rear Tyres required for my slk32AMG

    The car is currently shod with Pirelli P Zero 225 45 ZR17 91Y on the front, (rated to 186mph), and Pirelli P Zero 245 40 R17 91w, (rated to 165mph), on the rear. (Hmmn) Didn't notice that when I bought them through the MB dealer four years ago :doh:, they are just about within 5 mph on the limit...
  3. Matt32AMG

    Trickle Charger

    Just to clarify: Tricle charger image. It also pugs in directly to an input socket at the battery end on your car, (I had the dealership mod my car so I had similar), so you don't have to fiddle about with clips etc.
  4. Matt32AMG

    Trickle Charger

    I bought a conditioner from MB cost about £40 or so. It senses when the battery is down if the car is left for a period of time and auto switches on, thus ensuring the battery is always fully charged. Once done it auto shuts down. :)
  5. Matt32AMG

    Advice wanted - buying an old SLK

    If the car has been written off (CAT D) the n it can be repaired, however before it is allowed to be put back on the road it has to undergo a vehicle inspection before being granted a certificate of road worthiness. If it has that then I wouldn't let the fact it's been through some kind of...
  6. Matt32AMG

    Advice wanted - buying an old SLK

    Depends how you drive it, not if you are in Manual Tip mode, not in my car anyway :thumb:
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    Advice wanted - buying an old SLK

    One thing to consider is, I think a manual car will always be a cheaper purchase than its auto counterpart. As to which is better is down to the individuals preference, mine is Auto. Having driven both options I haven't changed my mind on that. While you can have manual with the SLK320, my...
  8. Matt32AMG

    Genuine AMG

    AMG cars have an AMG engine, though many cars have AMG elements fitted, such as Wheels, Body Kit, Floor Mats, Suspension. However, the hand built engine is the heart of an AMG car, without that you have an AMG styled car. (Nothing wrong with that I hasten to add) AMG Engine Signature plates...
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    Advice wanted - buying an old SLK

    You buy as late a car as possible, post 2000 or later you get the face lift model. With all model variants not only the size of the petrol tank wasincreased from 53 litres to 60 litres, but also ESP came as standard as well as a manual 6-speed transmission with Speedtronic, also known as...
  10. Matt32AMG

    MB real value

    Honestly it’s worth what someone is prepared to pay for it or how much they want it. The fact I have, or you have spent maybe thousand in maintenance or added extras such as non standard alloys or body kit can work against it, which is why whatever modifications I’ve done is reversible within a...
  11. Matt32AMG

    Do you remember...

    Hmmn yeah that does ring a fairly silent bell, at the time I think we thought they were pointless, kinda like decaff coffee, why?:dk:
  12. Matt32AMG

    Do you remember...

    Carlton, Capston, Sobranie Cocktail Cigarettes, (girlfriend at the time used to buy them). Being able to buy individual cigarettes. (Players No6) We/I used to do that when I was a broke teenager) Happily like you, I am too a reformed smoker, I gave up six years ago. :thumb: From the proceeds...
  13. Matt32AMG

    ok someone vandalised my clk

    Sorry to hear your car got vandalised, that really sucks, and on your own property too. :mad: Although it’s no help, it’s a good reason to install CCTV, it’s what I’ve done since being on the receiving end of theft from a car. At least then you stand some chance or hope in getting these...
  14. Matt32AMG

    Future Classics?

    :dk: Or what we call in R&D, keeping the overheads and development costs down. :rolleyes: And that makes a difference ;)
  15. Matt32AMG

    Future Classics?

    You sure the US cars weren't slightly down on HP for emissions reasons? It used to be the same when I ran Porsche, US spec cars were always down a bit on power rating. I'm only quoting what is in my European Owners handbook which clearly states BHP. If it were PS surely it would state it or...
  16. Matt32AMG

    Future Classics?

    Agreed, it's about nostalgia, as none of those cars you mention in stock form could be described as great handling, or well built, or quality in comparisons to their, shall we say premium contemporaries of the time. These cars conjure up a memory, but is it a classic? No but the memory is to the...
  17. Matt32AMG

    Finding the original dealer that sold your car?

    Same here, all this detail is in the service book. :)
  18. Matt32AMG

    Future Classics?

    Hi Bobby, it says in my hand book and I quote: Rated output in bhp - 354 From memory I think PS rating is slightly higher. As a rule of thumb, you can knock off one PS for every 100PS to reach a rough bhp figure. If you want to be completely accurate, multiply the PS figure by 0.9864 to reach...
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    Future Classics?

    If you think it’s about AMG I give up. :wallbash: I was simply answering the original question as to what I thought was a future classic, I listed a few cars. I assumed it was in respect of the Mercedes models, (being a Mercedes forum), not Fords or whatever, I also qualified it is a...
  20. Matt32AMG

    Future Classics?

    Fair point re original engined car. Still a handsome good looking car though in my book. I used to lust after them in my earlier youth, a mum used to drop off her son daily in one when I was at school. I must';ve been 13 or 14 at the time. :)
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