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In 1969 my first car was a 1965 Lotus Cortina, it was an excellent, simple but very capable vehicle. Since then I have travelled considerably and owned many cars from mundane to highly spirited. My favourite was always a 1972 Lotus Elan +2s/130 - incredibly simple but totally consuming by its performance and unpredictable reliability. More recently family and work commitments had become a priority. My son now is approaching the need for his first vehicle and the search led us to a vehicle which was parked next to one of the 2 cars I (we) are now considering, (both candidates being mid 2000s SLKs). The revelation that this was a vehicle we both could enjoy and would provide my son with an opportunity to start his driving life in the same non-conforming way I had. It would also provide me with an avenue back to driving for more reasons than just getting from A to B.


When the winter abates and I am able to progress my search from looking to trying, I will post more.


Options:


2006 SLK280, simply equipped, 49K miles
2005 SLK350, AMG package and loaded to the gills, 73K miles


Observations and advice will be invaluable.
 

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clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
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carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

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Greetings from Mount Poconos, USA!
If it was my decision, I would get the 350 for myself and buy the other one for my son.
Good luck deciding!
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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