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#1 Old 05-22-2016
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Back in the saddle again

After an extended length of time in every boring vehicle you can imagine, I've gotten back to my long ago 240Z days with the purchase of a nice 2007 SLK 350.

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I can imagine driving a 3 cylinder Diatsu...bc I did. Ever done that? Yea, we are talking boredom factor 5. It's like driving a can opener, but not nearly as exciting.

Anywho welcome bwa-ha-ha-haaaaaa
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
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Good Lord, you folks are a friendly bunch. That's the most welcomes on a new forum I've ever received.

So first of all let me say thank you very much for the kind welcomes. I bought my SLK in Atlanta and drove it back to St. Lou, so Avel Du, I know exactly what you meant when you wrote: 'I have an SLK and it is ...... Minutes since I last drove it'

I'm loving this forum so far; it's answered a ton of my questions, and raised a lot more, but that's a good thing.

Anyway, thanks again for all the welcomes, they're much appreciated. I'm already thoroughly enjoying my SLK 350 purchase, and am delighted to join the party.
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Is your car red? A dealer in Atlanya told me I could fly down, drive their car, they would pay for the hotel, and then I could enjoy a night on the town. I said well I might enjoy the car but I certainly wouldn't enjoy a night in Atlanta.
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Hi Roxanne7169. Its Storm Red Metallic, which really looks more like a burgundy, but in any case I bought it from a friend who lives in a nearby suburb, not a dealer.

And dang, he didn't offer any hotel or night on the town experience. All I got was a good home cooked meal, though it was some killer BBQed Rib Eyes, so I can't complain.

Gee, I thought all of the other people I met down in Atlanta were very nice, but then again I drove by them all so fast, who really knows?
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Is your car red? A dealer in Atlanya told me I could fly down, drive their car, they would pay for the hotel, and then I could enjoy a night on the town. I said well I might enjoy the car but I certainly wouldn't enjoy a night in Atlanta.
Yes you would:

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Meanwhile @mcserdwar - welcome from swinging London, where it's also possible to have a good night out....
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Thanks for the welcome, @Terminal. I've been to London, and enjoyed many good nights out there.

I'll have to check out those spots you linked the next time I'm down in Atlanta.
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