Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: France - down by the Spanish border
Vehicle: 2014 SLK250
Other Toys: RS3, MacanS, MGBV8
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I am sure there is always a market for a small 2 seater - its a question of who delivers it. Mazda or Germany?
We, the other day, thought maybe a time to change out the X1. Called cold into a Porsche dealer and gave them a 'clean sheet of paper'. It was uncanny the way the sales girl addressed my wife as the chooser and immediately extolled the new Macan SUV as the only way forward and all this despite my looking hard at a Boxter S! Much the same at Mercedes, its all about selling SUVs now.
As already said, the SLK one day, if it does not go, will lose the vario roof and any raw grunt such as the 5.5L all in favour of a rag top and an, albeit impressive, sewing machine engine! I am planning the possibility of buying one of the last R172 55s in 2017 as whatever happens, this will the end of an era model.