Thanks to admin for adding this group.
I'll throw in the first contribution. Hopefully there will be more to follow from others.
I've only ever owned 2 'sports cars'. Back in the 80's I had a late 60's (chrome bumpers) MGB GT (automatic) which was rare but I hated it. A 1600 VW beetle was quicker off the mark. As this was a weekend drive, the batteries (2x6V) were always flat when I wanted to use it and being an ex UK car it was badly rusted and needed a lot of TLC. I sold it to buy a small business. Then in 2013 I a bought a SLK (2012 R172 350) which I sold 2 years ago. After the SLK, I was always going to be driving another roadster.
I'm approaching the time when I will retire and my wife and I plan doing road trips around the UK and Europe. I'd have been quite happy with another SLK/SLC but the boss was not happy with the ride or suitcase space. I did briefly look at the C and E cabriolets that are due soon but they just don't do it for me. I also looked at the new Boxter - vetoed by the boss so I pointed out that the SL was a good alternative
. Financing approved by the boss, I shopped around and (as mentioned elsewhere) got a really great deal.
I realize they are not everybody's cup of tea but I like it and that is all that matters
On order for May 2017 (hopefully) delivery - SL400
Polar white with all black interior (I've owned several cars with this colour scheme - my wife says I'm boring - I know).
ABC with curve tilt (ct only works in non sport modes and is a comfort thing (not handling). Box ticked for the boss as my SLK ride was pretty hard)
Drivers Assistance Package
Cup holder (beats me why we have to buy this)
75L fuel tank (again - why not standard)
Electric wind deflector