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How long does the love affair last?

I longed for a SLK230 for many years and found one 5 years ago. It was owned by a lady who obviously took very good care of it. The paint was flawless and it had not so much as a door ding. This was a five year old car when I bought it. I have done a lot of required maintenance on it over the years and it runs like a top. It now has 115k miles and still looks pretty good with only a few stone chips. I guess what I'm saying is I still love it and wouldn't part with it. I've owned other cars for as much as 9 years and shed no tears when we parted. How many years will this last?
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I don't ever see parting with our 350. Even if we purchase another SLK I am sure we will keep her.
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It depends..are you ready for the upgrade? you'll always love her but in the slk family a 350 would be my next choice.


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I'm selling my 230 (Lawnmower) as I already have bought my 350 MT (Fastdawg), I don't have to sell the 230, but it just makes sense, so I'll do it. Its a little bit sad, but I haven't had the 230 all that long.
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I've had my 07 slk 280 since July 2012 and I'll never get rid of it. Love it as much as the day I got it. Still can't believe it's in my garage.
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Had our 200 for 5-years and 50k miles. Still like it very much. Occasionally consider changing it for a 350 and then remember that the 200 is a great car.
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We feel the same way as you do with our 99 SLK 230. Love the car and plan to keep it until it becomes a classic...
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We've had our 320 for 13 1/2 years... wife still loves it. 66K miles. She would like an automatic VS the 6-speed manual she has now.
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I've only had mine a few months and I find myself just staring at it in the garage sometimes. I hope I can afford to keep it a good long time.
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We have had or 2001 SLK230 for 3 years now 115,000 miles and would not trade it for any other model. They don't make the like they use to.
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Moved from a 230 to a 320 and on to the slk 55.

The 230 lasted me 8 years and I was gutted when it was damaged by another drivers carelessness. It was a bloody great little car.

But the 55 is like being in love for the first time all over again!

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Are we all crazy to be in love with our cars ? I think not !! LOL
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I've had my 2000 SLK230 since March of 2000 when I bought it new from the dealer. I have often toyed with selling it but I just love it so much ... so I guess our love affair has lasted almost 14 years now!

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Ever since the SLK was introduced it became my dream car as a kid on the cusp of getting a license. It never became mine back then but it fell in my lap years later and it's been a dream since. I've looked at selling it, I've looked hard but never came close because nothing replicates the slk experience other than an slk. I will drive this car until it won't drive anymore. And when that day comes, I'll pick up an slk 350
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I thought the same way for a long time that I would never get rid of my SLK350. But something newer and better came along and I wanted a change after eight years. Never liked a car as long as I liked the SLK. So at this point, I would never say never.

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