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Keep 08 or update?

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I'm an original owner of an 08 SLK280 with 87,000 miles. Best car I've ever owned. Thinking of updating to a newer SLK with rear camera, blind side assist and Nav. I love having no payments but my extended warranty is up in March and covered expenses have greatly increased in the last 18 months. What year was the rear camera and bsa first introduced? Comments/thoughts appreciated.

:) Jeff
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Hi Jeff
Jeff here
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

I can't answer your question about when rear view camera and bsa were introduced (I'm not sure that rear view camera ever was - unless you get something third party retro-fitted).

Personally, I don't think you can improve on the looks of the R171 model, unless you get the AMG, but I'm not sure that wouldn't help the expense situation at all! :D
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Hi Jeff.

Welcome from Wirral, England.
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
Get a SLK 55 AMG.
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Hi Jeff, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
Welcome from So Calif.
OK, I'll speak up for the other side... upgrade for newer electronics, safety enhancements and better fuel economy.
Another huge plus is the interior (seats AND cupholder ) improvements.
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