Hi, new to this forum. Just purchased a 2016 SLK-350. I really love it. I just noticed that the rear wheel wells enclosed with a felt material while the front wheel wells are plastic. Is this normal?
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Welcome from Hillsboro, Oregon! The felt has been in use since the R171 generation. I hate it. It holds up just fine to weather, but it inevitably gets fir needles deeply embedded into the material whenever the car is driven where fir trees live (much of the Pacific Northwest) and it is wet (ditto). I avoid driving Sunhilde in wet conditions, but can't completely escape the needles anyway, especially if it rains while we're vacationing away from home. Each spring it takes a couple of hours to clean them off. A shiny plastic liner would have been better.