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How many Mars Red owners out there?

I may be imagining it, but I think Mars Red turns peoples heads more than the other colors. I see it nearly every time I go out. Do you "other colors" see the same thing?
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Red and Yellow really does turn heads! I agree. I've had red and yellow rental cars and even if they aren't that great, people are looking. ha.

However, I think the SLK looks really nice in Mars Red!
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I will say I've turned my head my fair share for red and yellow SLKs, but not really for any others. I've passed up red Miatas, Porches, BMWs, but I always turn for the SLK, even before I realize it's an SLK.

Now here's the thing - I LOVE red and blue as colors, but there's no true blue SLK (yes there's the caspian blue but eh..) and I've always heard that getting any red convertible just screams of "mid life crisis." At 23, I certainly hope I haven't reached the mid way point on my life!

I do love the Mars Red, though. Absolutely gorgeous. *drool*
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Most will agree, red is a great color for a sports car.
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The only other car we have owend that turn heads as much as red, was a lime green Cuda. Unfortunately it also turns the heads of traffic officers. Or it seems that way.
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Get lots of looks, , and nice car! comments w/ ours.
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I think any color other than black and silver catch my eye on an SLK. I really love the Sunburst Yellow '32's.

Maybe I'm prejudiced!



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me, and I do get quite a bit of looks!
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I think the mars red does stand out in the parking lots. But then again I might be a lil biased

Enjoy,
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I have a red MX5 (until the end of the month) I had set my heart on a red SLK. But when I saw the Periclase with red leather, and it being a very uncommon colour, I was sold on it. Having said that, I do think red is a sports car colour and maybe if I am still driving when I have finished paying for this one, I could be tempted to look for a red one ( said in a whisper in case "she who must be obeyed" is listening
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Hi all RED fans

I do prefer the darker Red (not sure of the name) the SLK comes in , The Mars Red is is too close to them loud shoutly sports car from Italy you know the one , But saying that a nice classic is always good in bright red .


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I really love the Sunburst Yellow '32's.
The perfect backstop on a convoy!
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I've had some dull color cars. It was time for flashy.
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I definitely get looks in my car.
Although, I really love most SLKs if they are polished up. MB has fantastic finishes on SLKs and all colours stand out from 90% of the other vehicles on the road.
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Yep, that be a red SLK 350 on the left...
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Hi there, does anyone know the difference between Mars Red and Designo special paint Red?? Any pics for reference?? THANKSSSS
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