I always thought it was stupid when people posted stuff to say things like this, but this is one of my favorite forums I've ever been on.
I sold the SLK. I didn't even sell it, I gave it away on accident. I thought I'd get a bunch on Ebay, I guess the pictures I tried to post didn't go through, and I sold it for $2000 LESS than offers I got from trying to sell it on craigslist. 24hours priod. How do you tell someone "sorry, Can't take your offer- found someone who wants it on Ebay for 2000 less, but since once you list something on ebay you have to sell it for that amount, I have to follow through.
Really makes me bitter. That was a perfect SLK 320 and I sold it because I stink at life and don't know how to sell things.
Anyway, I was going to buy a 350 originally, but I think I need 4 seats for the kiddies since most the time I don't have them I go for the faster cars like my Z06.. and I'd buy a 55 AMG but I refuse to drive an auto. Might make sense to buy a 4 seater, so maybe I'll end up with a CLK although I'm leaning towards a Maserati Quattroporte. It doesn't look like the CLK convertibles come in stick.
I'll still be around, and maybe someday I'll pick up another one. My wife really loves them and so I may buy her a 230K, but we only put about 20 miles month on the 320 together, so its probably not worth it