'evening everyone. Looking to buy an SLK

Discussion in 'New member introductions' started by Mr Toad, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. Mr Toad

    Mr Toad New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Car:
    W210 320 CDi Estate
    Hi all
    just registered on the forum

    Have had a W210 320 CDi Avantgarde Estate for about 8 years (170,000 mile now), but am now looking for something a bit smaller and sportier - like an SLK

    My budget will possibly strech to an AMG55 but I'm having trouble convincing the Mrs. She's OK with a 350, but it's proving hard to convince her the bigger engine is worth it

    Any of you chaps think they're worth it over a 350, and if so why ?

    cheers
    Simon
     
  2. jonnyboy

    jonnyboy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,562
    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2005
    Location:
    Camberley, Surrey
    Car:
    1991 sl300-24 project,s124 280,w115 no interior, w108 project no engine
  3. SLKRob

    SLKRob New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Car:
    SLK350
    Slk350

    I bought one two weeks ago; I'm really enjoying it. A few irritiations concerning iPod and upgraded blue tooth radio but the performance makes up for it. (This forum has lead me to Alfie of course who has been very helpful, I just need to find space in the diary to visit him).

    I was pleasantly surprised by 32mpg on Friday when travelling from Wales to Bedfordshire and then to Worcestershire.

    I'm considering buying one of those anti buffeting screens between the head rests though. Does anyone else have comments concerning these? Are they worth the investment?
     
  4. Benzmanc

    Benzmanc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    839
    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
    Location:
    Tameside
    Car:
    SL 350 AMG Sport + BMW K1200GT + Honda Blackbird 1100
    Welcome :thumb:
     
  5. trapperjohn

    trapperjohn MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    7,316
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Lancashire
    Car:
    124 300D 24V Estate
    Welcokme aboard Mr Toad.
     
  6. st13phil

    st13phil MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,599
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2007
    Location:
    North Oxfordshire
    Car:
    His - Diamond White W212 E63 Biturbo with Night Package / Hers - Obsidian Black R172 SLK55
    The perspex wind deflector is expensive, but it totally transforms the car when the roof's down. Travelling at 80mph with the roof down is perfectly feasible with the deflector installed, and very uncomfortable without it (as you've probably found out already). They do turn up on eBay and also sometimes in the classifieds here so you may be able to save a few quid if you're happy with a used one.
     
  7. SLKRob

    SLKRob New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    May 27, 2011
    Car:
    SLK350
    Thanks Phil. I am looking at a second hand one in Sutton Coldfield at present. It is a foregone conclusion really, especially now I've sold some stuff on ebay...
     
  8. ringway

    ringway MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    6,228
    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2008
    Location:
    In a World of My Own.
    Car:
    S210 320CDI. Range Rover Supercharged.
    Welcome Mr Toad. :thumb:



    I wonder what our member Howard will make of this though? :D
     
  9. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

    Messages:
    18,624
    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Location:
    Toad Hall
    Car:
    CLS 500 / A 150
    Welcome ;)
     
  10. Colin_b

    Colin_b Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,780
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2007
    Location:
    Leicester
    Car:
    C250CDI (C320CDI & SLK350, Sold) & the Trusty Citigo
    The 350 is a fast car, sub 5.5 secs to 60 and 175+mph capability. The 55 is quicker, but not a great deal so. It does sound faster, with the V8 noise.

    The 350 requires 'routine servicing', which is reasonable, rather than the AMG regime which can be pricey.

    The 350 is a very capable Mercedes car, the 55 the same but with the AMG additions.

    Drive both, and see which you prefer. Just make sure you get airscarf, its a genius invention if you like the roof down in less than tropical conditions:)
     
  11. OP
    OP
    Mr Toad

    Mr Toad New Member

    Messages:
    2
    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2011
    Car:
    W210 320 CDi Estate
    Thanks everyone
    Apologies to Howard :thumb:

    I should have stated that my budget is limited to the low £20k's
     
  12. s500colin

    s500colin Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    2,333
    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2009
    Location:
    Southampton
    Car:
    S 500L / Toyota Landcruiser Amazon 50th Anniversary Ltd Edition
    Hello Simon
    Welcome to the Forum :thumb:
     
Tags:

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.