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how are the slk 280's in the winter

I just bought a 2007 mercedes slk 280. I live in new jersey,and would like to know any other peoples experiences in the winter months..
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I have a 2006 SLK 350. I'm guessing the 350 is heavier. Don't know if that would actually be good for giving me more traction or bad for more inertia in a slide. In any case, I use winter tires and wheels. I did finally manage to get stuck in snow this last winter. About 6 inches fell in the parking lot where we were and I couldn't get traction to get out without a push from the wifey and someone else who probably thought I was nuts.
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About 6 inches fell in the parking lot where we were and I couldn't get traction to get out without a push from the wifey and someone else who probably thought I was nuts.
What? You had your wife push? You didn't let her get behind the wheel and you push???
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SLK 280 in Uk Winter is OK until temperatures hit 6C the car is very poor at temperatures below this. The back end slips out all the time.
I drove behind a standard 1300cc hatchback last year Dry conditions at 6C and the car in front was fine but no way could I catch it, my car was so tail happy on smooth / worn bits of road.

Continental Supergrip 3's

As others have said Winter Tyres are required.

As a note : the Handbook that came with the car front page leaflet advises not to use car below 6C.

Hope this helps. Continental Supergrip 2's are slightly better believe it or not.
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shouldn't be a problem as long as you have winter tires.
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What? You had your wife push? You didn't let her get behind the wheel and you push???
It was cold out.

Maybe I made a mistake there...
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It was cold out.

Maybe I made a mistake there...
Woman. Snow. Car.

Good decision.

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