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Hi,

I traded my 2006 Impala SS in for a 2012 SLK350 (Mars Red) on June 22nd. So far, I absolutely love it.

Still, it's not been without challenge. After about a month, I started hearing a helicopter sound inside the cabin when idling. Turns out it was a defective valve in the fuel pump. Then, after turning out of the dealership, where I was getting it fixed, some jackass ran a red light (had to have been red about 4-5 secs), and side swiped my passenger front panel, just behind the headlight. Very minor damage, but it's a 2012. So, it spent 3 weeks in the body shop waiting on Germany to send parts.

Finally got it back this past Wednesday. Hoping to keep it in my hands and out of the shop :)

All in all, in spite of the problems, I love how it handles, love driving with the top down, and especially love all the "ooohs and aaahs" I get.

Ron Grimes
Sandy, Utah
 

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Ron....welcome from southern Illinois! This is a great site with wonderful members! Glad you are on board.
 

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Wow, sounds like a busy few months. Now, just settle back and enjoy it. I picked up my 2012 two week ago. Leaving in a few hours for dinner about 50 miles away with the roof down. It's 107 right now, will be interesting to see how long my lady friend lasts before putting the top up (it's her idea to go roofless, I'm just along for the fellowship). ;)
 

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Thanks Everyone

What a friendly group! Thanks for the welcome.

@Uncle John: You know, I never thought I would ever wear one (I've always hated hats), but I broke down and bought a driving cap from Orvis. It was either that or have a fried scalp with a future risk of melanoma. I bought two, but only ended up really liking the "Linen-blend". http://www.orvis.com/store/product.aspx?pf_id=2G01 , in case anyone else here cares to save their head on triple digit days.
 

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Hello from Norway.
Hope you like the new ride. I really like the look of the 2012 model :rockon:
 

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Ron, I can get away with a ball cap in the summer, but I bought a wool driving cap (complete with retractable ear-flaps) while in Bavaria a few years ago for winter. May have to get that summer weight from Orvis. We ended up going with the top down, windows up and A/C blowing to the floor. Worked quite well. Highest temp we saw was 110.

Post pictures when you can, These little cars are truly beautiful.
 

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Welcome and congratulations from southern California. Sorry to learn about the "fender bender" incident. Glad it's all sorted.
 

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Welcome from Michigan.....
 

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What happened to the errant red light runner? As you were just outside an MB dealer...they should have dragged him from the car...up against the wall and... ratta tatta tat. What do people think they are doing?! Is there the 3 second delay from red to green down there too? (In Canada, the light turns red, and after 3 secs the crossing traffic gets the green. Now idiots plan on it!)
 
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