I picked up my 55 two days ago at Stuttgart. It's mars red with all the options besides the performance package. I also bought the media interface cable at the factory.
When I picked up the car, it turned out that the Mercedes representative herself owned an slk. I was having thoughts about the whole girly car thing. And then I turned on the car.
The noise from the exhaust made me forget all those second thoughts and I drove out of the showroom, a happy owner.
However, I've noticed a few quibbles which other 09 owners can help me out with. First of all in the multifunction display, whenever I reset the mileage, the "From Start" menu resets, while the "From Reset" menu stays the same, which is a bit confusing. One would think that the mileage would be reset in the "From Reset" menu and not from the "From Start" menu. To be honest, all of these things could be explained if i took the time to read the manual. However, I haven't had the chance.
Another annoying thing is the window open/close. Whenever I open the window, the second back window also opens, which gets a bit annoying. Also I heard there was some issue with 09s with the auto lights and the high beams not working - mine seem to work so I don't know whats up. I also have the same problem with the open/close roof and the windows not coming back up when you close the roof. Smarttop should fix that.
All in all the car is awesome and for a first time owner of an SLK, it's great. I'd also like to thank the community here for all their support and help. Once I get back, SLKWorld is definitely going to get a donation and pictures!