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  1. Chriszz

    Chriszz New Member

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    Hi guys, im new here. Looking into buying an SLK55 AMG and just thought id see what peoples opinions of them are around the web.

    Cheers,
    Chris
     
  2. colechelle

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    Good car, dont seem to have any problems in the first couple of years, very very fast, handle well and make a great noise!!!
     
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    welcome mate , very nice car:)
     
  4. portzy

    portzy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hello and welcome. SLK55 AMG? yup, I'd have one if and when when I get bored with my 280 ;)

    Portzy
     
  5. A210AMG

    A210AMG MB Club Veteran

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    Hello and welcome


    I think clarkson said something like it feels it has a rocket attached to it.


    I'm been in a newish E55 and that was great I can only imagine in an SLK it must be warp factor.

    Its a buyers market so don't jump in and get a good deal.
     
  6. Howard

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    E55 is supercharged remember ..... SLK isn't ;)

    SLK will still go like s**t off the proverbial though ...
     
  7. crockers

    crockers MB Club Veteran

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    Great car -- welcome -- if you get one love to see pics and to see it at a Get toGether (GTG):rock:
     
  8. mercboiuk

    mercboiuk Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Welcome to MBClub!
    As others have implied....SLK55 NIIIICE :rock:

    Darren
     
  9. JasM

    JasM Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Welcome to MBClub!!!

    The SLK55 AMG is an awesome car :rock:
     
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    peppernick Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Great little car with a potent engine. At less than £30k for a 2 year old one is pretty good value considering how much they cost new.

    Best thing about it is that you can listen to that V8 with the roof down :cool:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhdCP_CjAgs
     
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  11. BTB 500

    BTB 500 MB Club Veteran

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    Hi and welcome, the SLK55 sounds fantastic (I've heard one in real life :)) and is likely to avoid the usual hairdresser comments ... which has got to be a bonus :D
     
  12. jeremytaylor

    jeremytaylor Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    SLK55? Good residuals but terrible car to drive. Tell you what, you buy it as an 'investment' and I'll drive it.
     
  13. MangoMan

    MangoMan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Hi and welcome. Just correct me if I'm wrong here, but I thought the 'K'in SLK meant Kompressor, meaning supercharged?

    Was just wondering because someone earlier was saying it wasn't? Which is which please? Thanks.
     
  14. Howard

    Howard MB Club Veteran

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    No .

    The SLK320 , 350 , 55 et al aren't Kompressed .

    Same as the CLK , only the 230 is a Kompressor .

    Bill , are you still looking for an MB ? Piers E320 coupe is for sale ...
     
  15. portzy

    portzy Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Kurtz = Is the German term/word for short, or so I'm told, or the other possibility that I was led to believe is Kompact.

    So, the whole thing is Sport Light Kompact or Sporty Licht Kurtz. The supercharged models usually have the Kompressor monica on the sides of the front wings and on the rhs of the boot lid when viewed from the rear.

    Portzy.
     
  16. Crazyjester900

    Crazyjester900 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Welcome, Nice choice
     
  17. mattc

    mattc Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sportlich, Leicht, Klein = sporty, light, small

    Welcome to the forum and good luck with the search
     
  18. MangoMan

    MangoMan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    You see, I always thought the 'C' stood for the word 'Compact'. As in C190.

    As I always figured it, (which is most probably wrong) was that a 'CLK' was a 2 Door version of a 'C' class and the 'SLK' was a 2 Door version of an 'S' class. The 'S' standing for 'Superior'. So in my book, an 'SE' was a 'Superior Elegance', and 'SEL' - 'Superior Elegance LongWB'. So I always thought of a 'CLK' as a 'Compact-Lightweight-Kompressor', and an 'SLK' as a 'Superior-Lightweight-Kompressor'.

    Just amazing how you can be soooooo wrong all these years..... lol.

    NB. And by the way I'm not arguing here, or saying I'm right, I'm just saying what I always thought it all stood for
     
  19. BTB 500

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    Yup most of the 'class' letters have no real meaning.

    A
    B
    C
    E
    GL
    ML
    R
    S
    V

    etc.

    The CLK is based on the C class, the CL on the S class, and the CLS on the E class!
     
  20. MangoMan

    MangoMan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Can't find the Ad Howard? I presume you are talking to me..... :D
     
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