Congratulations !!! Icartronics from SLKstore is a nice aftermarket choice; it is not as expensive as OEM MB option, but not inexpensive either.Well, this past weekend I took the plunge and purchased a 2008 SLK 350! I never dreamed how much fun it would be to drive around in a beautiful convertible on a sunny day ... and I have to say the power hard top is the best thing since sliced bread! Even my wife, who's normally very much a sedan kind-of-girl is having a blast and loving the top-down ride.
Like everyone else I'm sharing the frustration around the lack of bluetooth and ipod/mp3 input as part of the base model, but it wasn't enough to deter me from going ahead with the purchase. I'm in the process of confirming with my local dealer that the cost is indeed as prohibitive as everyone on the forum seems to have already indicated. I'll be researching the aftermarket options to see what I will do next.