Your quest is approved.:smile:Hi, had a 170 320 for 6 years, sold a year ago, miss it. retire soon, thinking of a prezzie a 55 171 2007 ish is my budget. Looking, seems like quite a few nails around, anyway, better get one for the reaper gets me
It's your lucky day!Hi, thanks. Hornchurch/Romford way, been looking, not too hard for a couple weeks and 1st tempted a year or few ago. A one owner on the Trader this week tempted me but started communicating and smelt bs off the bat. I'll try get a chat on with Waylander
I got an R171 08 55 last year. Previously had an R171 05 350 from 2009 till last year and a R171 05 200 from 2007 to 2009.
Although the 55 is an awesome car with a lot of theatre, I miss the balance and smoothness of my 350, not to mention the significantly better fuel economy as a daily driver. I suspect the 350 with a manual trans is a superior drivers car than the 55. So both cars offer significant performance but in a different way. Please test drive a 350 before you buy a 55. You may be pleasantly surprised and may have a smaller hole in your wallet.
I test drove 5 or 6 350s - but only one 55...Maybe you posted this here in a thread or somewhere else. I did read similar, I guess it's good advice, I was tempted by a 350, newer, loads more MPG etc. I'm not going to do many miles, it's a car for fun really, I forsee getting a 350 and then still wishing I'd got a 55, maybe a test drive will sort that out but the manual option, as much as it makes for a better driving experience, being a lazy ass, I do like an auto Anyway, I'll have fun looking for a bit.