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Hi all, my wife and I are from San Diego, CA. My wife is a hard-core benz fan. I pretend to be a BMW fan to tease her all the time (even though both of us never had benz or bmw before). We have started our research for convertible roadster and saving a bit for near future. Not to mention, SLK is our top-choice. Haven't decided whether to go with a used 2009 slk 350 or wait for some more time (to save more) to buy 2012 all new SLK

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Welcome from Carlsbad, CA. You'll find lots of great information and help from this forum.


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Welcome from San Diego! (Santee to be more precise). You'll have plenty of SoCal folks to interact with on this forum, so ask away. There is a big SoCal European car show @ Qualcomm stadium coming up in a few weeks which I'll be attending with other folks from this forum and others. Please feel free to join so we can meet and chat! Would be great!!
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Welcome from New Hampshire, good luck with your search
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Welcome from central Kentucky. If your wait to save up to purchase a 172 is too long - I would go for the 09 and begin to enjoy it sooner rather than later; however, if you are talking only a few months, maybe it would be worth the wait to get a 2012. But I know which ever way you go, the new car will be a blast to drive.
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Welcome from SoCal

New model = high/stiff prices

I've done it a couple times.. run out and buy the "new" generation of a car. Then I watch it plummet in value. Then I try to sell it/trade it in and find out.. they're now "a dime a dozen".

If ya just "gotta have it", be prepared to spend the $$$$
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Welcome from Irvine. I've been very pleased with the 5 year old SLK I bought used.
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Welcome from Ottawa Canada!

We're with Ponia... don't spend your money on depreciation with a new car (besides we think the 171 looks much better than the 172).

There are lots of great used 171s out there - use cars.com or autotrader or the MB CPO website to shop around. We love our 06, but there are lots of 07-09s. If you want some warranty protection, there are 08's coming back off lease that would be CPO'd.
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That definitely makes sense guys. I am sure SLK 250 I-4 which is going to be released next year is NOT going to be any cheaper either. And I am not sure it is going to be as good as SLK 350 V6.

2012 SLK 350 is totally impossible stretch for us
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Hi from sunny London,

Best of luck with your search, hope you find the car for you!
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