Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Cincinnati, OH USA
Vehicle: 2001 SLK 320
Other Toys: I've got about 20 Fieros, Camaros, MBs, Rams, Jeeps, Suzuki Bikes, Arctic cat Sleds
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The only thing I dislike about my SLK is other people that own SLKs
I really like my SLK, I really do, but the one thing I'm not a big fan of is other people who own SLKs.
Just a simple thing- waving. I wave at every SLK I see, and I haven't gotten a single wave back???
Now in my Camaros I can wave at new camaros, old camaros, mustangs, and almost all of them wave back. Same thing with my vettes, and most of all, the jeep. I can't tell you a jeep owner who HASN'T waved at me. With all these cars if I park next to someone else who owns one they are always up for a chat.
I'm sure its just because of the type of people who tend to buy SLKs aren't "car people" like the people who own the other cars, but I can't help but interperet it as elitist.
Now I really do love and appreciate this forum, as I feel there are other people like me- up for a chat, up to fix something- car people who own SLKs, but in the general population that seems to be rare and few between, and thats an important part of car ownership I find "missing" with my SLK experience. I was thinking about getting an R171, maybe an AMG, but I thought this important part of car ownership is missing so maybe its just not the right "fit" of car for someone like me.
Is this the same in other cities in the US? How about other countries in the world? Is the AMG crowd more "my type"?