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Brilliant, thanks buddy 馃憤
Is there a 2012-2015 SLK32 that's AMG and Hand Built?
the slk 32 is ONLY a r170
r170 was 1996-2004
slk 32 was only from 2001-2004

progress
55 is 8 cylinders
 

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the best of luck with your search.
 

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Chris welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK. As a previous owner of a 2010 R171 SLK 350 I can vouch that they are great cars. I now own a 2012 R172 SLK55 which makes me smile every time I drive it. Good luck with your car search whichever car you choose.
 

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Chris welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK. As a previous owner of a 2010 R171 SLK 350 I can vouch that they are great cars. I now own a 2012 R171 SLK55 which makes me smile every time I drive it. Good luck with your car search whichever car you choose.
Hi Martin
Thanks for your opinions on the 350 and the 55 buddy 馃憤
Everyone has been so informative that I've learnt more in this topic thread than all the reviews I've been watching!
Now I'm armed with some great knowledge I've concluded that the R170 slk 32 is gonna be a hard find as they stopped making them in 2004 by the looks of it, I'd love an R171 like yourself but a lower mileage one might be a bit out of my price range. It will either be that or the SLK350 but with as many extras as I can find for around 14K.
Thanks again for your input mate, much appreciated 馃憤
When I do get one let me know of any car meets going on around here as your only up the road from me 馃檪
 

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Chris there will be a local event in June and I will post up details on the forum in the next few days. Regards Martin
 

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Hi Trev, The optional extras are very important as it's nice to get as much bang for your buck as possible.
I'm not adverse to buying the R172/55 either, what's your thoughts on those?
It's a weekend car so fuel economy isn't an issue for me thankfullly
lol - I'd get permission from Your Bank Manager/Wife before test driving a R172/55...!!!
The do sound great & best to own this type of car now, before they get banned...

Forgetting the slightly higher running costs, the R172/55 came with a lot of extra's as standard (Though not Air-Scarf..)

Here is a quick guide to the cost of options on the R172/350, hence why the first owners didn't always tick all the boxes:

AMG Sports Pack: 拢4k
COMAND: 拢2k
Bi-Xeon Lights: 拢1.1k
Nappa Leather Seats: 1k
Memory Electric Seats; 1k
Parktronic: 拢680
Metallic Paint: 拢675
HK Logic 7: 拢650
AMG Wheels: 拢500
Pano Roof: 拢410
Air-Scarf: 拢400
Electric Mirrors: 拢350
Heated Seats: 拢330
AirGuide: 拢300
Then, don't forget the:
Cup Holders @ 拢50...!!
Plus You need to budget 拢250 for a "Smart-Top" if the previous owner hasn't fitted one (y)

Attached is UK SLK R172 Brochure from 2012:
 

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When I do get one let me know of any car meets going on around here as your only up the road from me 馃檪
You have to follow the calendar, which for 2020 is

 

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lol - I'd get permission from Your Bank Manager/Wife before test driving a R172/55...!!!
The do sound great & best to own this type of car now, before they get banned...

Forgetting the slightly higher running costs, the R172/55 came with a lot of extra's as standard (Though not Air-Scarf..)

Here is a quick guide to the cost of options on the R172/350, hence why the first owners didn't always tick all the boxes:



Then, don't forget the:


Plus You need to budget 拢250 for a "Smart-Top" if the previous owner hasn't fitted one (y)

Attached is UK SLK R172 Brochure from 2012:
Thanks for the options list buddy 馃憤, you could really pack a few thousand on at the dealers when ordering one from new couldnt you 馃槺
Haha yes some groveling to the bank manager is needed 馃槀. The wife can't say too much as she's had some nips and tucks which cost me a small fortune lately so I'm in her good books馃檹
I've been saving up for a while and not changed the car for 7 odd years now, I'm going to pay 2/3rds cash then finance the rest so if a reasonably low mileage one comes along then it's cool to push that little bit extra 馃槴.
Tbf though If a really clean and high spec R172/350 came along I'l be more than happy as it's such a jump up from my TT in age and spec, the search continues 馃憣
 

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Hi Chris, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi from Florida!

Good luck and have fun shopping!
 
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