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I know SLC sales are not great/ big $$$ maker for MB and will not around forever but the R 172 Imho looks kinda sorta outdated compared to Porsche and Audi. I can not understand that MB is at war in every category with BMW Audi Porsche etc etc but has no interest to compete with the other Roadsters. The new Z4 is around the corner and I be sure BMW will sell plenty of them.
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Reviews of this car are similar over the years. ITs expensive! That opens it up to critical snit.
For those who payed at or near list its an issue only if they are unhappy.
Since this car basically has not changed in years it represents outstanding values after depreciation.
Im not going to say my 10 year old car is on par as it does not have the level of amenities or 10 years of refinement but since price is often mentioned then it suffice to say at some point it becomes an outstanding value.
Its entertaining to point out the small details of whats wrong with the car as this review did with glee, but when has a small 2 seat coupe with no back seat ever been practical?


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If you watch any of his reviews on the SLK / SLC he has never likened to them; I really don't know why he wastes his time to do a review.......unless of course he is paid to do so.
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I agree with most of his review, and I believe here in America we'll see some big discounts on it.

The major appeal for me is the retractable hardtop. The major negative is a way too firm ride where one can feel every imperfection in the road. Another complaint is the price of Mercedes options. For its price, many thing should come standard. For example, you have to buy the premium 2 pkg to get dual zone climate control.

Also for me, the electric steering wheel, heated seats, airscarf, magic roof, and navigation are all nonsense. They should all be combined into one pkg, so I can delete it. The center stack does have too many buttons, and I prefer the Mercedes interiors of olden days. This one is just too garish for my tastes. Incidentally, I'm in total agreement with his opinion of the wagon wheels on the climate control and the off centered screen.

Then we come to engines. I really don't want a V6 with two turbochargers. In fact, I'd prefer the latest version of the V6 used in the R172 updated with tweaks. No I don't want a V8. Besides the extra cost, I don't want the extra weight in the nose which does hurt handling causing the car to plow.

I do like the forged aluminum parts used to update the front and rear suspension. I also like the overall look of the car, but the car's structure does need to be updated to give it a more solid feel. Unfortunately, this car with its retractable roof will never have the tightness of a coupe.

What I want is a comfortable little roadster with a minimalist interior but with some luxury features like comfortable seats and a supple rides that soaks up the bumps. BTW, I always want leather, so I'm not totally cheap.

If I were in the market for a car right now, it'd be a tough choice between a BMW M240i and the SLC 43.
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