Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Williamsville, NY
Vehicle: 2019 SLC300
Other Toys: 2016 BMW 228i x drive
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Ordered a 2019 SLC300 today
My SLK300 lease is up on the first of April and I've been looking, researching and checking rumors of the SLC's demise. Finally gave up looking elsewhere and called my local MB Salesman. He advised me not to wait too long as MBs in production are for Jan/Feb 2019 deliveries and mine will be in March 2019. As fast as time goes lately it will be here soon! He didn't have any info on future of the SLC. MB seems to run a very tight ship on that kind of info. The MBUSA build site is missing order items and the colors are poor at best, on the computer and in real life. I scheduled a meeting this morning and although there were no SLCs to check out he had other vehicles with the colors I had mentioned as possibilities. Selenite Gray was the winner and was the shiniest of the lot. Sahara beige MB-Tex and Black Ash wood were selected for the interior.
The SLK had the Premium 1 Package and the only thing I needed was the HK speaker package. For 2019 the HK speaker upgrade is a stand alone option that I selected. Premium I was crossed off to leave $ for other options. There are some newly resurfaced roads here in Western New York but there are many with cracks, patches and potholes. I selected the base 17 inch wheels on the SLK and they provide a very nice ride. Not perfect but very good on all but the worst roads. I like the looks of the 18 inch wheels in the AMG package and had figured that it could replace the Premium 1 Package cost. Those wheels are fine but the package changes the suspension to a much firmer system. I did select the stand alone 18 inch 5 double spoke wheels instead.Finished the build with a rear spoiler and locking wheel bolts.
Went for a nice ride after leaving the dealership and ran some errands on the way home. One of the biggest factors in staying with the small MB is that for us it is the perfect car. We're in our 70s and both have back troubles. The seats are extremely comfortable and supportive and the car is easy to maneuver and park in town. Power is great when needed but it's at home in slow traffic. Once in a great while I'll travel on the Interstate and it will cruse all day ay 70 mph and still provide great gas mileage. I look forward to it's delivery.