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looking at an SLK, just not sure which one

Hi everyone

I am a long time Honda S2000 owner, love the car, track it, instructed in it, 1st one had 175K miles, 2nd one (C 50K, but had to get rid of the car a couple years ago. I have a Jeep JK as a daily driver and took a fantastic trip to Alaska with it, but now it is time to get something for nice weekends with my girlfriend.
Looking for something a little nicer than the S2000 this time, not really interested in the Z4 or the Boxster. I like the exterior looks of the 2008-2011 SLK and the interior of the 2012. I will need to stay under $30-35k, so I guess I need to figure out which SLK I want to buy, SLK 350, SLK 300, or SLK 250.
Any input on these cars would be appreciate. Any thing I should read, any good or bad points about the SLK?

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Greetings from Tennessee !

For that price I'd go for a '55. After that I'd get a 350. The 16" wheels on the 280 limit your brake options and the 7 speed gearbox minimizes the gas mileage penalty vs the 350. Oh if I had it to do over again.

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Welcome to the SLK forum from North Carolina. If you can find an SLK 55 in your price range that would be the way to go IMHO.
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I would go for a "Test Drive" of all the SLK's within your budget, and let the car pick you. You will know straight away, which one is most suited to your person...Welcome to the forum...
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If you test drive a 55 then you probably won't look any further ...

Maybe drive the 55 last, unless you want a stick, then the 350 will be your best bet..
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Thanks for all the warm welcomes

I think the girlfriend and I will need to take a trip and look/test drive some cars.
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post the vins of any likely candidates so we can get you the datacards to help you decide!


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post the vins of any likely candidates so we can get you the datacards to help you decide!
OK thanks, but what is a "data card" ?
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a list of the options that came on the car. the window sticker if u will
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Hi Bruce, welcome from the North of Scotland. Good luck with your search.


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I think your budget will give you lots of choice. I agree with the post above - go drive a few. I'm quite happy with the 350, but the 55 must be a great experience....BUT what are YOU looking for? I highly recommend cars.com as a search "engine"...great filtering..


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