Firstly, hi to every one & thank you to all that have contributed to this forum, the information that I have absorbed the last couple of weeks has proved to priceless.
Last year I sold my 2013 C63 & replaced it with a bigger every day car (F pace) it was a good decision for me, however, I've missed several important factors, the power, the acoustical pleasure from the rear end & of course the big ear to ear grin when the right foot is extended to the AMG floor mat
, so I decided to get another one for pleasure as a 2nd week end/ days off car, then I thought lets go convertible, so the SLK dream started here... which one I asked my self, ....well....there is only one choice really it has to be the AMG 55, so with a sensible budget of about 18k (£) I found a nice black R171 with some nice add ons, (£18k) but the private owner messed me about a bit & after verbally accepted my offer sold it to someone for full asking price, after reading & reading & reading this forum, I decided to up my budget & found a R172 black one (£22k) it had all the options I was looking for including HK sound, air scarf (all must for me) low milage & low & behold I got let down again by another private seller for same reason, (I didn't want to put a deposit on it with out looking at it & couldn't look at it for a few days due to life stuff & distance) so missed that one..back to forum, more reading... then I decided to see what is out of my budget (sort of) found it !! (£30k) ouch !! I phoned up the DEALER, asked a load of questions & paid a deposit £500 (refundable if there is something wrong with car or description) mmm... fingers crossed, so, on Monday I am traveling 3.5 hours to inspect & pick up (hopefully)
I realise have not got the bargain of the week, how ever...I have found one that I really like with a lot of options, £12k's worth (apparently) & this really does tick all the boxes.
I would like have some opinions of spec. / price, I don't think its priced massively over the top ?? but after all the research I absorbed I don't think I would be waiting a long time to get better (or not ???)
so...here is the spec. diamond white metallic, 14,000k miles, 2 owners, full MB service, AMG performance pack, diff lock, performance steering wheel, magic sky roof, AMG handling pack, nappa 2 tone interior (white & black) memory seats, parktronic, HK logic 7, black ash trim, lux climate, air scarf, heat seats, mirror pack, on line comand sat nav (no double m, I learnt that hear
DVD changer & liguatronic, 18" matt black multi spokes, intelligent light system, solar red lighting, IWC clock,
some of the mentioned may be standard equipment so apologies if so, the condition looks mint from photos (no longer available due to ad taken off of Autotrader)
I know some of you guys look around for months & fair play to you, unfortunately or fortunately I don't have the time or patience so ....yes...after only 2-3 weeks I guess this comes under a quick decision so.... good or bad do you think?
I can't wait till Monday & I will report my findings & will send some photos (if I buy) so, It would be good to hear some good advise off of all you SLK pro's & thanks for reading (if you've got this far)