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#1 Old 05-15-2013
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Picked up new SLK 55 today

Picked up the slk 55 today - really impressed with the car.

The full spec I went with is:

iridium silver
bengal red interior
black ash interior
18" black wheels
airscarf
panoramic vario roof
parktronic
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mirror package
amg performance steering wheel
analogue clock
roll over bars aluminium
roof remote control
rain sense wipers
luxury climate control

Have only driven 120 miles so far, and obviously I'm doing the run-in, but really impressed with the engine torque at low revs - most of the big engined cars I've driven needed the nuts revving off them to really deliver. I can certainly see me getting addicted to the noise above 2k rpm.

Very comfortable when covering ground quickly - will clearly make long journeys enjoyable. Was also quite impressed with the mpg - got 24mpg on the back-haul from picking it up compared to 18 mpg from the v10 r8 I chopped in for it and I certainly wasn't driving the slk any slower - just using a taller gear and lower revs.

It was a pretty on and off day weather-wise on the run back - one minute the sun was out, the next it was raining, so got chance to try it top up and down a few times, impressed with the speed to raise/lower the roof. Even though for big chunks of the journey it was only around 12c, the airscarf and heaters kept it perfectly comfortable with the lid down.

I was quite impressed with the paddle shift in manual - sure it's not quite as quick to respond as the sequential manual's I've driven in the past, but it seems perfectly serviceable. Sport mode auto also seems to work well - good mix of comfort and right foot initiation. Will be interesting to see if this continues to impress post run-in when really giving it the beans.

Not sure where I'm going to find the patience for the next 900 miles of the run-in - but really looking forward to seeing what this car can do once it's bedded in!
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Congrats! Beautiful car! Enjoy it and drive in good health.

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the suns out how did you pull that off today its been awfull over this side of the uk all day.

Glad you got the top down though on your first day with that new beast


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Congrats! enter the ride of the month contest!!
It's just a bog-standard new slk - not really done anything myself other than tick some boxes on an order form. Not even washed/waxed the thing yet!

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It's just a bog-standard new slk - not really done anything myself other than tick some boxes on an order form. Not even washed/waxed the thing yet!
Yes, but we pay Jeff by the number of entries he gets.






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Yes, but we pay Jeff by the number of entries he gets.
He gets paid! Anyway, he made money today!

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Picked up the slk 55 today - really impressed with the car.
I'm impressed too, it's a beautiful color combination! I hope you have many years of top down driving!


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Looks great! Congrats on your new ride

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Wow, looks like they messed up and put the steering on the WRONG SIDE!

Seriously, kick-ass ride. I approve. :-)

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Wow, looks like they messed up and put the steering on the WRONG SIDE!
it's ok - it seems the same people built the roads around here and got the lanes mixed up too
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welcome from Texas..Iridium silver always a good choice too!!!..congrats


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Sweet, now come on summer, we have folks waiting to go "topless"
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Hi RB

What a bloody nice car . Welcome & well done , top down driving in Wales some of us can only dream .

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Great choices, superb!
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Congrats!

Great spec, enjoy!!!!
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Very nice. I know you will enjoy it.

I'm older so I drive fast as I have less time left to waste.
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