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@CHELZEE Here is a link detailing the Final Edition of the SLK/SLC with production ending soon sadly. https://www.slkworld.com/slc-general...l-edition.html
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Yes, itís very likely that there wonít be an SLC after 2020. Or if there is it will be a small, soft-top, roadster built with another European car manufacturer eg. Renault.
Oh dear - a soft top, that will never do. And built by Renault , don't buy French cars, the French don't care about cars. They are more concerned with cup holders and luggage space than performance and handling. I'm not being rude about the French honest, they put rubber mats on the sides of their cars to prevent dings and back up in a parking spots until they touch. Not a car culture.

On the up side residue values will hold and Porsch and BMW will no doubt be delighted.
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Oh dear - a soft top, that will never do. And built by Renault , don't buy French cars, the French don't care about cars. They are more concerned with cup holders and luggage space than performance and handling. I'm not being rude about the French honest, they put rubber mats on the sides of their cars to prevent dings and back up in a parking spots until they touch. Not a car culture.

On the up side residue values will hold and Porsch and BMW will no doubt be delighted.
Where to start with this...

I would suggest that the French do indeed care about cars.

French cars donít tend to have good cup holders because they donít eat in their cars, they get out of their cars and go to restaurants to eat.

The airbumps on a single Citroen model were actually dropped on the face lifted model and they were just an extreme version of something most cars have had for years - a little sacrificial strip that prevents damage to the door if someone (including you) opens a door clumsily in a parking spot.

Porsche has always been soft-top (unless you count the targa) and BMW dropped their own folding hard-top on the new Z4 (which is CO-engineered with Toyota) for a soft-top. Theyíre all low-volume specialist cars. Residuals will continue to be shocking on the SLK/SLC because people didnít want them new and they continue to not want them used.

As for the French not caring about cars, I would offer you the Alpine A110. Thatís a proper sports car. And itís French.

So, if you decide not to buy a new SLC which may be a lightweight soft-top based on the Alpine A110 (a sub-brand Of Renault) then thatís fine by me.

Personally, I think it could be a great thing.
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Where to start with this...

I would suggest that the French do indeed care about cars.

French cars donít tend to have good cup holders because they donít eat in their cars, they get out of their cars and go to restaurants to eat.

The airbumps on a single Citroen model were actually dropped on the face lifted model and they were just an extreme version of something most cars have had for years - a little sacrificial strip that prevents damage to the door if someone (including you) opens a door clumsily in a parking spot.

Porsche has always been soft-top (unless you count the targa) and BMW dropped their own folding hard-top on the new Z4 (which is CO-engineered with Toyota) for a soft-top. Theyíre all low-volume specialist cars. Residuals will continue to be shocking on the SLK/SLC because people didnít want them new and they continue to not want them used.

As for the French not caring about cars, I would offer you the Alpine A110. Thatís a proper sports car. And itís French.

So, if you decide not to buy a new SLC which may be a lightweight soft-top based on the Alpine A110 (a sub-brand Of Renault) then thatís fine by me.

Personally, I think it could be a great thing.
I was offering a bit of a generalization, I must admit. How ever I do maintain that the French (as a whole) don't bother much about cars - its transport little else. Now as you point out, they don't eat in their cars. They eat at a table and at regular times. They do care about food, cloths, their language and culture - and good for them. I do like the French, I married one

The SLK/ SLC has that metal folding roof and that is a large part of its appeal, but it's the BMW Z4 and Porsche Boxster S that is its principle competition. The SLK not being popular (I beg to differ). But I guess if they are dropping it, then not as much as I thought. Still, I like it.

As for the Alpine A110 - never seen one, the result of a collaboration with Caterham I understand, which probable explains a lot. No manual box ouch. Not sure I like the looks - but your right a step in the right direction.
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Design the replacement

Okay, so if there's to be a replacement to the SLK, what would it look like? Could we have a design contest? Open just to SLKworld members. Post sketches as images. Maybe this could/should be a new thread. Jeff? Mods?


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Just means my next car will probably be an XLR, am hooked on retractables.

And two things the French have trouble with:
- three bolt wheels *forth bolt is for the hubcap)
- design. French designs tend to look like army helmets, biggest change in 50 years to the 2CV was rectangular headlights. For design they hire Italians

That said, my bucket list includes a Facel Vega HK500 with dual quads, Pont-a-Moisson, and A/C.


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Before we get too snooty about French cars my understanding is that the metal retracting roof mechanisms on Renault & Peugeot cars are made by the same manufacturer that makes them for the SLK/SLC.
The new Alpine (pronounced Alpeen) is a handsome little machine with design cues based on the 1960's versions. No convertible so of no interest to me whatsoever.
Regular perusal on Autotrader etc indicates that SLK/SLC's continue to gather dust on forecourts, look closely & some have very basic specifications i.e no Airscarf, auto. lights/wipers, electric folding mirrors & the like. My wife's Honda Jazz has more options than most SLK?SLC's for sale. Used SLC's in the years to come may will be bargains so no way am swopping for the moment.
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And BACK TO TOPIC. "The end of SLK and SLC"

We do not want a thread that turns into a battleground.
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Just moved to a 2018 SLC 300 RedArt Edition

After owning many premium sprts cars, I have recently purchased a 2018 SLC 300 with 929 miles. MSRP was $59,000, paid $42,000.

Sales of the SLC300 here in the USA are quite slow. MB seems to be averaging about 230 -260 sales per month nationwide.

Source: Auto Sales Data | Canada & the USA | GoodCarBadCar.net

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USA dealer have plenty 2019 on the lots. There are over 800 listings on several of the USA auto sales websites.

The SLC300 still has beauty, luxury, and a sporty feel. Although the SLK/SLC series becomes an orphan car after 2020, the overall quality and style of the SLC300 will continued to be loved by many.

There are some great opportunities to buy these cars at great prices. Best deals are found with "private parties" who want sell their cars.

I couldn't have found a better deal from any dealer. $17,000 off MSRP with 929 miles, "showroom condition". The SLC300 was listed on eBay USA.

If you're in the market for one of these beauties, be patient, there are some great deals out there.
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