Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: South Wales
Vehicle: SLK 55 AMG MY2016
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Vehicle details changing from 250CDi to AMG55 next weekend
Since my post 6 months ago “Brooklands UK and New SLK query, looking for some advice”, I’ve done quite a lot of searching and driving. Currently have an SLK250 diesel, my first Mercedes and I love it, however not doing the mileage with my job, averaging 5k a year, so looking to go back to petrol. My options (in order) SLK55, SLC43, SLK300 and outsider SL400, and was in a dilemma with my choices for all sorts of various reasons, but after Brooklands the SLK55 is favourite. I was so impressed with the whole package, even preferred it to the SL63 if I’m honest. Not dissing any of the other cars, they’re all good, but I really see what you Guys on here with 55s are on about now ;-)
In these 6 months whilst looking for a 55 and having missed one, I’ve driven the SLK300 (nice, not enough power), SL400 (always wanted one but not for me), BMW M4 (coz my mate said I should try it, nice but not for me) and F-Type Jag (lovely looks and sound, that’s about it, hated everything else). Only last week I managed to drive the SLC43, and whilst it was nice, not sure it’s for me, there was something missing and I'm not sure I like the cosmetic changes albeit slight. It looks no different to the SLC200 or any other model. Also I expected more in all honesty, acceleration/handling was ok, exhaust notes were nice, but sounded a little false just like the F-Type.
I would have been ordering an SLC43, but glad I drove it first, as now I know I wouldn’t have been happy after driving the 55. But I think I’ve found a 55, not the spec I wanted, but beggars can’t be choosers, and I think I can live with black just because of the other benefits. I love black, probably the best colour on a car, but I’ve got OCD when it comes to clean vehicles, so will be detailing quite a lot, and it will be a pleasure. It’s an April 2016 registered car, yes 2016, at a very good price, and not too far away from me, with a good spec and nearly 3 years warranty and 400 miles on the clock. Hopefully picking it up on Friday, will post some photos if it next weekend, I literally want to go to bed tonight and wake up Friday.
Is there any chance you could get me the datacard with the UK registration number, or do I have to wait to get the VIN number??