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#1 Old 08-04-2014
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Just bought the missus a weekend toy - 2008 SLK 280 with the proper manual gearbox - it's a sports car, no slush pumps allowed! She also has a 2006 TT, last of the mk1 line front-drive 190HP coupe. Interesting comparison - the Merc is nicer to drive, but the Audi definitely has better cabin quality, no hard plastics like the SLK. Surprisingly heavy steering on the SLK, but that V6 winds out nicely and the gearbox is excellent. Both very pretty cars, but the magic roof on the SLK makes all the differnece in this great summer weather in the UK! We live between Nottingham and Leicester in the heart of England, although we're both Scots from the north-east, between Dundee and Aberdeen (Broughty Ferry and Montrose, for those who know the area). My main drive is a 2012 Audi S6 Avant, a practical load lugger that will outdrag a Porsche 911..............
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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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Another 'local' member...

Welcome aboard...

A few of us in Nottingham get together now and then - shout up if you fancy joining us one evening..

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A few of us in Nottingham get together now and then - shout up if you fancy joining us one evening..
Closer than you think - I live at the Rempstone crossroads, just around the corner from Nigel's East Midland Helicopters!
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A warm welcome from Southern Arizona. Good to have you on board. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.
That takes me back - I worked for Hughes Aircraft in the '80s, spent a happy couple of years in Tucson!
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