Hi everyone, my name is Staci and I am from Pasadena, California. I have had two SLKs before (a black 1999 and a firemist red 2001). My most recent car was a 2004 BMW 325Ci and I was driving it last week when I was rear-ended. The damage was quite severe and the insurance company has totaled the car rather than pay to have it repaired. So now that I will be getting an insurance payoff, I am considering getting another SLK.
I am deciding between three different ones, and I was hoping to get some advice from you SLK experts on which might be the best option for me.
One of them is a 2008 SLK230 with the Premium III package, as well as the Vavona wood trim and iPod integration kit. It has 34K miles on it -- but my main detraction is no heated seats -- which I enjoyed on all of my convertibles. The dealer is asking $37000.
A second option is a 2009 SLK350 with 28K miles. This one has the heated seats, and SIRIUS radio, but no other options -- it is $34995 asking price.
Finally, the third one is a 2007 SLK 280 with 33K miles. It has only the heated seats, but only costs $28500 asking price.
I'm hoping to get my insurance check and buy one of these in the next week or two but am really torn as I don't want to miss out on those heated seats, but I really like the wood trim and premium package. The are also the best on the two more expensive ones. I would definitely add the iPod kit later on to the two that are lacking it. So which would you guys choose?
Can heated seats ever be added as an option later?
P.S. The only reason I wouldn't get one of these is if my Mom promises me her CLK in the next year or two. Then I would probably just get a cheaper car to last until then. Though I truly loved those SLKs and would really prefer to get back into one of them.
Thanks a lot!