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We had a fall of snow last week, just a centimetre >:D

But I spotted a flaw in the SLK's lines around the back windscreen...:surprise:

I opened the boot (trunk...0:) ) and the snow that was on the back window promptly slid into it!!

Just a warning that you need to remove the snow from the back window before opening the boot lid >:D

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I've done that! :smile:

Also clear snow from boot lid as well, otherwise that'll slide forward when it's opened and into the boot through the same gap.

I've had that happen too. DOH! :smile:
 

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We had a fall of snow last week, just a centimetre >:D

But I spotted a flaw in the SLK's lines around the back windscreen...:surprise:

I opened the boot (trunk...0:) ) and the snow that was on the back window promptly slid into it!!

Just a warning that you need to remove the snow from the back window before opening the boot lid >:D

:grin:
Not the only car with this flaw in the design, my old Lexus IS 200 has the same problem, only happened once.

Thanks for the warning.

Stuart.
 

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Not the only car with this flaw in the design, my old Lexus IS 200 has the same problem, only happened once.

Thanks for the warning.

Stuart.
In the case of the SLK, I'm not sure I'd characterize it as a design flaw so much as a design compromise. The nature of the shapes required to fit humans into the cabin, fold the roof into metal & glass origami and stuff it in the trunk (boot), and retain some capacity for cargo back there undoubtedly meant that hinge placement, hinge operation, and panel gaps had to be different from a similarly sized hardtop coupe. Like others, I don't worry about it because Sunhilde never leaves her warm garage when the occasional snowfall occurs here.
 
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