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#1 Old 08-05-2011
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Hello.. New Member here!

Just wanted to stop by and say hello... I am a big Mercedes fan and have had quite a few of them (C63, CLS550, SL's, ML's, E diesel(, and have recently purchased a 2012 Iridium Silver SLK350. I had the previous iteration (I think it's the R171), but only kept it a few weeks as I felt I was just to big for it (I'm 6'2), and traded it in for an SL500. Then a few years later I traded in for a new SL550. The SL is a very large car, and after sitting in the new '12 SLK, I fell in love and had to have it! The SL was a lot of money when you compare the fun factor with the SLK. It seems the seating position is much lower and I seem to have quite a bit more room in the new car, and my head is no longer jutting over the front windshield!! I really love this car, and I'm excited to be on this forum..
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Hi Ron and welcome from central Virginia (south Richmond). Congratulations on your beautiful R172. Looks great in silver.
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Welcome from Michigain via Dallas Texas.......
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Nice car, cool plates! Wait, are you the Ron Paul ?
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Welcome from NE England.

In my humble opinion, SLs are nice, SLKs are fun. We occasionally get new members comparing SLs to SLKs. They are a totally different vehicle. SLs are nice from the outside, looking in. SLKs are better from the inside looking out.






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hahahah @Durkatlon... I am THE Ron Paul - it is my name, but it's also the name of my corporation. I own a chain of hair salons and beauty school in the Hampton Roads area.
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Nice R172! Welcome from Maryland.
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Welcome Ron...from sunny (HOT) Kansas. You have a beautiful SLK there, in the same color as mine. That silver always has that "wet" look. BTW, I am 6'1" but fit in the SLK's better than most roadsters.
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Welcome from NE England.

In my humble opinion, SLs are nice, SLKs are fun. We occasionally get new members comparing SLs to SLKs. They are a totally different vehicle. SLs are nice from the outside, looking in. SLKs are better from the inside looking out.
I agree. Before ordering my 2012 SLK, I was also looking at the SL. While they are undeniably good looking from the outside (as you said), when I sat in the SL, I felt like I was sitting in a sedan. Definitely not a sporty (or fun as you described it) feeling. I always had a feeling like something was "lacking" with the SL.


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Ron, welcome to the forum from Carlsbad, CA.


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Super!! Great looking car.. Welcome!
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Congrats on the car, looks great!
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