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#1 Old 02-01-2017
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New Member - Hello

Hi,

I have a silver 2015 SLK 250 being delivered on Friday!
Coming from a long line of roadsters and am really looking forward to this one.
Past roadsters were: Old Datsun 2000, 2008 Boxster S, 2010 Audi TTR, and 2012 MX5 Sport.
Looking forward to learning more about the SLK on this forum,

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Thanks to all for the warm welcome.

So strangest thing happened, the 2015 silver SKL 250 turned into a 2009 black SKL 300 overnight.

When the silver one showed up it had more wear and misuse than I was led to believe so I had to pass on it.

Saw the black one at the dealership the next day, 1 owner and 20k miles....and here I am.

The last 3 days have been a blast; top down driving in the day and detailing at night.

Almost like having to learn to drive again coming from an MX5 that was very fun but slow and wallowly in the corners to more power and flat in the turns. Feels like I'm driving my previous Boxster S. Taking a backroad corner at a speed that would make me the MX5 lean like a dingy in high seas and the SLK doesn't feel like it's being challenged.

Very happy and am looking forward to owning, driving and learning about this great vehicle.

This forum is outstanding!

Thanks again,

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Thanks to all for the warm welcome.

So strangest thing happened, the 2015 silver SKL 250 turned into a 2009 black SKL 300 overnight.

When the silver one showed up it had more wear and misuse than I was led to believe so I had to pass on it.

Saw the black one at the dealership the next day, 1 owner and 20k miles....and here I am.

The last 3 days have been a blast; top down driving in the day and detailing at night.

Almost like having to learn to drive again coming from an MX5 that was very fun but slow and wallowly in the corners to more power and flat in the turns. Feels like I'm driving my previous Boxster S. Taking a backroad corner at a speed that would make me the MX5 lean like a dingy in high seas and the SLK doesn't feel like it's being challenged.

Very happy and am looking forward to owning, driving and learning about this great vehicle.

This forum is outstanding!

Thanks again,

Mike

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Hey Verdingo!
First of all welcome to the forum.
Im new here myself & so amazed at all the warm welcomes and just SO MUCH INFORMATION provided.

I am in need of your expertise and experience & hoping you can help me out.
The reason behind this is because you have owned and driven exactly what I am debating between at the very moment.
Could you please spend 10-15min of your time & go through my post here (https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-gen...-all-info.html) & try and give me some information from your past experience and Curren experience?
It's just 2 pages long at the moment.
Your input would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!
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Welcome Mike, from Canada

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