I had not driven a convertible since I had my 1958 Impala. I had taken it apart to do a restoration and had to let it go when my life got turned upside down many years ago (a long story). So I have finally admitted that I am addicted to cars - and recently decided I wanted a convertible. I was due to visit family in Florida and decided to buy one down there. I almost talked myself out of the convertible idea because a convertible is not rally a year-round car when you live in southern Maine. The SLK was my solution. So now I own a red 1998 SLK 230 with 94,000 miles. I'm getting familiar with the car / German engineering - and the issues that come with older cars. It has some vibration that comes and goes at highway speeds. My mechanic says it is due to lumpy tires and tire balance - I agree but suspect there are other additional contributors. Then there are the electrical surprises that concern me. The radio initially worked - now the display appears but there is no sound. I have one parking light bulb that needs to be replaced and the dash indicator light shows this intermittently along with the check engine light that has come on and then turned off on its own without being reset. Last my remote initially worked - then it seemed to not hold the data and required using the key in the lock to re-sync it for a while. Now it seems to have just stopped working like the spare I have. I hope the honeymoon is not over. I hope these issues all have DIY economical solutions.