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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer? R170, R171, or R172
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R170, R171, or R172

I am interested to know what everyone's preference is - R170, R171, R172
They are all great cars and all have their virtues.
Personally I love the styling of the R171, hence buying one recently, but understand how some may love the classic R170 or more modern R172


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There is no r173
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There is no r173
I thought that the new SLC was R173.
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I thought that the new SLC was R173.
no, slc is just a facelifted r172

facelifts are done usually every 3.5 years

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I got caught by that.


The SLC is another R172.


I can't vote for a single model, each has it's merits.


Started with a 230 and loved it to bits. Age and lack of previous care by former owners meant bye bye time.
I'll never trade my 55 R171 for any other model, it suits me.
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your poll should also take into account members that have had 2 (r170,r171)
or even all 3 generations
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your poll should also take into account members that have had 2 (r170,r171)
or even all 3 generations
Poll permits multiple choice
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ahhhh search we've been here and done this

https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...0-vs-r171.html
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At UK meets we get a mix of all the models.


You can just as easily find a crowd around an R170 as you can the latest 172.

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ahhhh search we've been here and done this

https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...0-vs-r171.html
Correct, but I couldn't find poll that included R172.
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I got caught by that.


The SLC is another R172.


I can't vote for a single model, each has it's merits.

Poll permits multiple choice.
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I can move the results from previous poll over


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I can move the results from previous poll over

That probably wouldn't be fair on the R172 as the R170 and R171 would have a head start.
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I know but life is not fair is it?
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I chose the r171 but I like the r170s looks both are pretty cars to me.
The r172 has a more aggressive front that I personally think is more blokey. That said recently by me it's been ladies driving them.
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I only ever vote 55
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I have a 170 clone and can't afford a 172, besides I like the 171 nose and a DOHC 6/manual trans.
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I loved my R170 for many years. Great car!

My R172 I love even more. Just such a solid and refined sports car. I get so many compliments on the R172

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Has to be the 171 for me ...

No V8 on the 170, odd nose on the 172 .... but great seats...
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