Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Northants UK
Vehicle: Was a 2013 SLK 250 CDi - Alas! Gone Forever
Other Toys: Vauxhall Cascada (the wife's really)
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My wife and I are joint members of the MB Club. I regularly visit the members' pages on the website. We attended the SLK meet at Mercedes World and an event in Chatsworth.
We've only attended 1 monthly meeting of the our 'local' group, and decided that it wasn't for us - unlike the SLK owners that we meet with regularly on this site.
Given that I have an SLK (obvs), the focus on the MB club site is much less SLK-orientated, so less interesting to me. Having said that, I enjoy the magazine, but I honestly don't see the need for it - everything in it could be catered for on-line, and the money spent on printing and postage could be better used.
I have found that as a Club, they seem to be slightly behind the times - the best example I can give is that they don't accept online payments for events - you can't even fill in a form online (though they will happily email a form, which has to be downloaded, printed, completed and then 'snail' mailed back, along with a cheque!
I'm NOT criticising the Club though - the guys are doing their best, and are all volunteers, trying to help other owners. Very much like this site, but over a much wider model range.
I'm told that access to the WIS and the EPC is pretty good and included in the fee - I haven't used either, so I can't comment.
Will I renew next year? Not sure, it is a subject for debate I think.