Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Surrey, England
Vehicle: SLK55 AMG - QuickSilver Sound Machine
Other Toys: Classic Mini
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Is the SLK55 the finest Sports Car on the road? I believe so and am in a quandary.
We have owned our SLK55 for 18 months and now that we are about to change I am failing to find a better Sports Car. The Aston Martin V8 Vantage performance is way off. Likewise the current Porsche 911. Audi R8 is closer but still, like all the above, you have to use the upper revs to access the performance, and that takes time. In real life driving (overtake right now!) the SLK55's mid range torque is supassed only by a Porsche Turbo in my experience.
The magazine performance figures can often be meaningless. For a more realistic view, check Road & Track's test figures for the SLK55.
I drove down to Goodwood early on Sunday morning - and for country A & B roads in England if you can name a better Sports Car I would like to know it.
Anyway, regretfully it has to go and, for business reasons, we are about trade it in on a Bentley CGT.
If you are interested in a Silver w/ Black Nappa hide SLK55 2009 (last updated model) with 21,000 miles - still under new car warranty until Jan 2012. Faultless, spotless inside & out and I believe with every extra (except heated steering wheel). Full MB History of course.
The later updated model had significant improvements, especially to the gearbox (faster changes) and steering (more feel), and will hold it's value much better.
It's trade-in value is within your budget, but it has to be this week (we are near Haslemere) - if you are interested please call me on 01428 687722 - Paul Goddard
If you are fixed on a black one the essential options to demand are:
OE 'perspex' Partition between headrests
The desirable options are:
Harmon Kardon Upgrade
Luxury Climate Control (quite rare)
5 spoke wheels ?
Our car has all these & more
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