started my sports car ownership with the MG Midget, 3 of them over 5 years, great fun which made me learn spanner work.
much later we fell for a yellow SLK 200, then we moved on to a newer silver 200 that had been owned by a Merc mechanic who had kept it in top condition.
Changed to a BMW Z3 - noisy and harsh but looked good in red.
Back to an SLK, but a much more expensive 171, lovely looker, great silver blue, 200 engine, but the seats were hard, and ride was a little harsh on country roads.
Changed to a SL350, yes the SL, super luxury,started to use it for work as it was so smooth and fast, but my fun rides on a Sunday were not fun, the SL was too wide, to big, quite scary on the small country roads that were good fun when we had the smaller sports cars, we quickly changed to a new MX5 folding top which turned out to be too small, to harsh, very noisy + poor fuel consumption for such a small car, but as it fitted so well into my garage we kept it for nearly a year.
bought a new SLK 172 200, loved it so much we put near 20k miles on it in just over a year.
Traded it in for a 250 SLK, better pull from the engine but the exhaust noise was disappointing, undaunted we changed to a new SLC 250, we loved its new looks and new technology,but soon after we wanted a bit more from the exhaust, we missed the pops bangs and roar from high rev gear changes, booked a test in and Audi TT, super disappointed!! rev hungry and noisy boy racer car.
Booked a test ride in the new SLC 300.
WOW! Reborn feeling, the noise from the engine and exhaust is awesome,and in sports+ mode it is flipping embarrassing if we forget to turn Sports+ off before we get to our house.
Yes, we bought one with all the extra options, and now fight over the keys. miles are adding up so fast, we head out at the crack of dawn most Sundays for a breakfast ride which sometimes add 300 miles to the clock, but average 250.
All the bits missing from the old SLK are on the new SLC,(I do like my Tech toys) reverse camera, distronic, command, wifi, Led intelligent lights,5 driving modes with individual setting, and all the other bits which take the car into the Porsche price range, and 5k dearer that my new GLC 250 which has most of the option list with Air Suspension, command, key-less, electric everything, but at the end of the day we still argue over the keys for the sports car, the car that makes us smile even if the sun lets us us down.
We now live the dream!