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#1 Old 11-17-2010
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SLK's everywhere.......

I was at Daytona Mercedes last Wednesday and there was a black 280, a blue 280 and our silver 350.

I was at Destination Daytona on Saturday for a Police Motorcyle event and there was a blue 280., with a PAL tag.
Driving home yesterday I noticed a red R170 @ the Nations Bank on Nova Road in Ormond Beach.

Is it just me or is there alot more than there used to be?

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Well, at the dealer they usually have about 3 on hand, at least that's what I've always seen. I see SLKs everywhere, but that's because they catch my eye. To most people they blend in because they're not looking for one specifically, which we as enthusiasts, are.

Although seeing more than a couple next to each other or in close proximity is rare...

I drive around in a Prius most of the time, and I catch myself waving to other SLKers, only to get a werid look back at me, then I remember I'm not in my SLK.
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We have quite a number of SLKs in ATL both 170s and 171s, I hardly ever go more than 2-3 days w/o seeing one and on a number of days I'll see up to 4 just driving to/from work sometimes the same ones but most of the time different.
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how many in the group, wave or flash to a passing SLK on the road?

I know the mini cooper clan used too but do any of our members do it and do you get a response back?
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There are lot in Austin TX, I've never seen a yellow one though.


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In Seattle right now and I've seen quite a bit here, also there seems to be a lot more around my neighborhood as well.

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Springtime in the south - saw a red R171 in Chattanooga, and a couple of R170's as well.

Got loads of "thumbs up" and waves from other convertibles - there were loads out and about over the weekend.



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John I have the mars red SLK280 in Chattanooga.
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how many in the group, wave or flash to a passing SLK on the road?

I know the mini cooper clan used too but do any of our members do it and do you get a response back?

I do and fairly young man in maybe a 170(dark(maybe black) with the top down) last Sunday at 79th & Springmill Rd waved back(actually, we waved simultaneously). I've also seen a gold AMG(I believe) in the 7700 block of Hoover Rd...both in Indy.
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I was in Santa Fe NM recently, and saw 4 R170s 2 black 1 silver 1 red on March 15th.
then in Pagosa springs Colorado I saw a facelifted white R171 driving east in town on the 19th.
and back in Santa fe a red R171 parked on West Alameda st. across from Del Charro with the top down on the 21st.

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Black 171 right in front of Parliament (Wellington Street, Ottawa) today - sunny but cool, but top up. Sigh. Flashed from my Mazda6...but no reply. Red 170 parked on 4th street in the Glebe (socialists drive SLKs? local joke). Did get a smile and a wave from a CLK also in the Glebe, but again top up - but they don't have airscarf!
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Not so much SLKs here in my city
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how many in the group, wave or flash to a passing SLK on the road?

I know the mini cooper clan used too but do any of our members do it and do you get a response back?
while on route 1A in NH coast, we ended up following a Porche with its top down. after a few minutes both passenger and driver raise their left arm straight up, then pull over and stop. after we passed they pulled back out. was wondering if that was some sort of signal between cars.
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Went out for a ride today, and saw about 5 different SLK's, all with the tops down. Thought I saw Beef and has '55 last weekend on the A2, but I *know* it had to be someone else - the sun was glorious but the top was up! :P



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Running out to the airport to retrieve our Mazda6 I spotted the twin to our 06 350...albeit a facelift! Waving from our Mazda3 does not have the same fun factor.
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I'm starting to see a lot of them around. I have not seen much until recently. Saw a Mars red SLK350 with the AMG body kit, saw a diamond silver SLK350 with the AMG kit. Saw a black SLK280, silver SLK55, a few silver SLK350. I've seen more last week than I have for the last six years that I've owned the car.

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