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Thinking of purchasing an 05 or later 350 for my wife (not telling her) ......feedback would be welcome
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Hey, trouble. If you find something you think your wife will like, be prepared to make a sacrifice, because when you want to drive it, it will be "her car". Good luck on your search. You have made a great choice for rides.
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Not sure on your budget but consider a MY2009 (or do they start as early as MY2008?) SLK 350. It has a more powerful engine but also better fuel economy then the earlier 350s.

I had a 2005 SLK 350 and it was a great car.

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There was an oil usage with some early 2005's. Might want to do a search of the form for all the info on this. Maybe if possible think 2006 or later years.
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Welcome from southern California.

Facelifted R171 with the modified 350 engine started with model year 2009 in the US, and a later generation COMAND head unit. IIRC, some come with the sports package as standard (but this may be model year 2011).

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Hi from London, best of luck on the search, i'm sure you'll find the right car for you!
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There was an oil usage with some early 2005's. Might want to do a search of the form for all the info on this. Maybe if possible think 2006 or later years.
It's sad the 2005 SLK 350s are still "stigmatized" by the early production cars with possible oil consumption issues. Not all, but some within a specified engine range. Cars with the problem were covered under warranty which included several remedies. After six years, they should have all been identified and repaired. Here a LINK from a recent 2005 SLK purchaser who did everything right and still wound up with a SLK that fell within the problem range, has excessive oil consumption, that was never identified or repaired under factory warranty. Based on the potential problems, I would pass on any 2005 SLK 350 that falls within the "potential" problem range. That's common sense. However, a super duper, dirt cheap price on a low mileage, nicely equipped, "identified" 2005 SLK 350 that only requires a one quart oil injection every 1000 miles might(?) be a attractive deal.
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Welcome from Michigan and good luck on your search.....
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I just bought an 06 350, 21k miles.

Why would you want to let your wife drive it?!

There are lots of 06/07's out there and 08s are starting to come off lease (typically 3yrs). If I may ask, what's your budget? And where the heck are you? (Don't make the Sarge ask you twice....)

This forum is a stellar resource during and after your search - I can attest to that! Great bunch of guys and even a few gals! Good luck!
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Look for one with bi-xenon/factory HIDs and AMG sport pack.
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No longer just looking

well the wife now has o
An 05 SLK350......... I appreciate all of the feedback and took into account these postings. I am in the New Orleans area and limited availability in the region for these vehicles, I see that as the ones who have them do not let them go!
Went with the 05 as the price was right and the mileage was extremely low (18k). Also added 3yr/36k warranty. Wife loves it.......winner

Will be posting questions in their proper place. Thx for the input
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