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First, many thanks to all those who have posted so much useful information about Mercedes SLKs on this forum. Those many posts and the answers to my questions have been a great help in tracking down my new ride.
My recent purchase is a 2009 SLK55, Palladium Silver with red/black leather. It has only 29,000 miles and in really fine condition. My previous toy was a 2000 BMW M Roadster. It was great fun to drive and I loved the instant response of an inline 6 with a manual transmission, but I was ready for something newer and a bit quieter at speed. The SLK55 is all of that and more. My wife and I both think that the SLK55 handles a bit better in normal or somewhat spirited driving, has better visibility to the side, and the acceleration is outstanding. It is also quiet enough to enjoy the sound system or have a normal conversation at 70 MPH. Unlike the BMW, which was tiring for longer trips and had at bit less luggage space, we expect to make the SLK55 a frequent choice for our trips to visit grandchildren or vacation weekends.
Also, special thanks to jbanks15 for his patience with my difficulties in responding to his pms and for promptly posting my data card.