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What should I do to the SLK430 next?
So the time has come. I've got some money to spend for the next big round, but I'm curious what path everyone would go. The big unfortunate thing is that the 6 speed manual, according to many sources, may not handle the big V8 power. because obviously choice A is to get the 5.4L with that transmission. on the other hand, the 4.3L or 5.0 with the 6 speed might be pretty fun, BUT will be ~50 HP down from the 5.4. so, what do you think would be more worth it? Big power with the Auto, or smaller power with a manual?