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I really did sell up this time!

Just to let you all know, that after my last venture into the GTR, I got itchy feet and had to leave.

The pressure of the impending school run meant I will need 4 seat access and there's nothing else I'd buy in the four seat category.

My only solice is that I have retained use of my sister's car and will without doubt be remaining in contact with the friends I have made on this forum as well as continuing to frequent the board.

I sold the car via a UK site called pistonheads and the new owner I am pleased to say seems to be an enthusiast too. I would hope he'll be on here in the future and would expect he'll get the same warm welcome as I did.

I want to thank you all for helping me with difficult choices and putting up with the nonsense I've been known to post. The SLK remains the best car I have ever owned to date and was also the most fun I have had tuning as for the first time, I was the labourer of the modding, not just the project manager.

Thank you, but not goodbye!
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Good luck with your new car Adam. I hope you stick around because as you know, the knowledge you have gained during your mods to SLK will prove invaluable to many members here.






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Congrats on the new purchase and do make sure you continue to hang around here.
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I still want to hear updates on that GTR.

like.. track times, ride/comfort over distances, etc.
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:-) Glad to see you sold it - and yes, you should hang around!



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Congratulations, on selling your SLK, and your second marriage to the GTR. Who says you can't "unring" a bell. Lucky purchaser of your modded SLK 350.
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Congrats and as Todd said we want some details on the GTR after you've had sometime with it. I definitely like the GTR and am curious what its like, beyond the first couple weeks of ownership (service, reliability, putting a smile on your face 6 months down the road, etc.)
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The GTR is such a nice car, I really like it. Stick around on SLKWorld.
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Adam, as what others have said, do hang around and would like to see photos, mods, narratives, etc of any vehicle that you work on.

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Congratulations to your new car, the GTR is definitely on my list of possibilities
And yes, please stick around!


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As the others have already said, congrats on getting your GTR. I hope you enjoy it as much as you enjoyed your SLK.

Cheers!
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Did you consider the Porsche Panamera before the Nissan GTR?

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Ya' gotta' do what ya' gotta' do! I miss my MR2 Spyder, but I miss it a little bit less every time I drive my SLK!

Good luck and do stay around!
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Common Adam, break out the Nikon and take a few pictures of the new baby. I know it will be dirty and unwashed, but still! :P




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3 SLKs still john? damn!! sell one already - you are worse than me.

Loving the GTR so far though not driven much. she's a 2010 with 2700 miles on her now. 200 of those from me.

First thing I had to sort was the video playback which is running smoothly. I had it detailed too and some panels painted due to stone chips. It's also been clear wrapped across the front to protect the new paint.

I do miss the SLK, but have driven my sister's in the meantime and will continue to.

I'm not going anywhere, so will still be around, and am forced for other reasons to stay in contact with John (am gutted about that!!).

You also happen to be about the nicest forum I've ever frequented and if you do a search you'll see I've been on a lot. The gtr forum is sadly quite slow, and not many people interested in modding like they were with earlier skylines, possibly due to the value of the car. Thankfully I know the right people already but you probably didnt doubt that.

Am contemplating the tune versus warranty thing at the mo. I don't need more power, but for Ł200 I can have an extra 100bhp and torque taking me to nigh on 600 of each.

Anyhoo, the new owner will be along soon, I'd appreciate it if you could reassure that he has bought a loved and tastefully modified car!!

His main concern related to the servicibility of the modifications, but I have assured him that since all parts are MB supplied there is nothing to be concerned about.
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Wow Adam. I am surprised you'd say goodbye to your SLK, but I understand.

Enjoy your new ride!!

You sure helped me with questions on many occasions! Thanks a bunch!
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Enjoy your new car Adam, you've been more than helpful. Please don't be a stranger, this forum is about more than a vehicle...
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