Hi, I've not owned a slk before always had a c class. I'm now thinking of getting a r172 is there any must have options to go for? Is air scarf ang good? Any buying advice would be greatly appreciated"
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We have the air scarf and it is well worth it. My wife loves the idea, especially on cool days. Didn't get the wind deflector that goes between the headrests because I understand that you have to remove it every time you want to put the top up or down. Car basically comes loaded , in Canada at least, so not too many options. I would love to find a decent cat back exhaust to give it a bit more growl but this far no success.
I think Airscarf is one of the options that makes the SLK more enjoyable than other brands.
Chbeaton: The factory wind deflector does not have to be removed to operate the top up or down. However, you might want to remove the wind deflector at night as it does reduce the visibility. Or you can purchase a clear one from one of the forum sponsors and leave it on year round.
IMHO, Airscarf is a must have for the UK, definitely helps keep you warm on those cooler days, and means you're willing to put the roof down more often (I certainly am). I also have a WindRestrictor (see post above mine) fitted on my R171, and you certainly don't have to remove that once it's fitted - roof up and down, whether it's day or night, and the WindRestrictor stays in place without reducing visibility.
Airscarf, heated seats, and bi-xenon lights would be my recommendation for must-haves (apparently, the standard halogen headlights are quite poor, at least according to others on the forum). You can fit aftermarket HIDs, or different bulbs and readjust them, but I find my bi-xenons excellent.