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Cool Bought my SLK today!

Since I was 16, I have wanted a coupe convertible! Now, nearly 24 years later, I finally bought one! Happy early 40th birthday to me!

I've been a BMW owner for 12 years, and I still love my X5 (which will be my Winter car). However, I'm really falling for my Mercedes. This is my little fun car, not daily driver; so I bought an older ('98) one. I am amazed at how great it looks and runs! Drives like silk and handles beautifully.

I've never been one to name a car, but it seems as if I should. Any suggestions? She's red - but I'm not sure what the specific color is called.



Update: the color is Imperial Red, so I was considering Queenie, but I've always liked the name Ruby also...plus, the name Ruby rolls more smoothly - just like she does.

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Greetings

Welcome to the forum, happy birthday and congrats on the purchase! I'm hoping to purchase an SLK soon as well, although I'm a few years past my 40th birthday, and still a few months from my 44th, it's never too late or too early for birthday presents, in my opinion anyway! Enjoy!
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Lilly. That's the name of my soon-to-be former car (home purchase) and I thought it well for an SLK. Might suit you well?

By the way, WELCOME from sunny (and hot!) so cal!
Lily is a great name, but I already used it on my daughter! I'm not sure she would appreciate having to share her name with my car! LOL!
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Welcome from southern Illinois (near Vincennes)! We need more active midwest members. There are several enthusiasts in Indianapolis/Bloomington area.
That's good to know! I would love to get involved. Is there a website or anything for the group?
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