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After spending the last 8 months without my '04 CLK55 AMG cabrio (been stuck driving an '04 Saab sedan), the urge to own another Mercedes was too great. I decided I needed another Mercedes convertible and decided to opt for an SLK this time. A few weeks of searching and I picked up an '05 SLK350 six speed in Houston over this past weekend.

So far I'm really enjoying it and even with 100hp less than my previous AMG, its performs really well.

Now to let the modding begin. I've already got a set of clear side marker lights on the way and I'm looking at adding the Sirius module as well as one of the aftermarket USB/iPod interfaces in the near future.

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Thanks for the reply.

The SmartTop is on the list for sure, but probably in a few months.

I've got some pricy upgrading to do on my boat first (25ft Larson express cruiser). I'm looking at adding air conditioning as well as an inverter or generator since Texas just gets way too hot to not have cold air!


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PS MR2 ... hmm Galo will be knocking on your door soon I suspect!
 

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PS MR2 ... hmm Galo will be knocking on your door soon I suspect!
The MR2 is the last of my automotive toys. I recently sold a '91 Mazda MX-5 Miata as well as 1970 Fiat 124 Spider. With my previous CLK55 AMG cabrio and the Saab 9-3, my collection was getting a bit too big for my garage and driveway space so I opted to scale down.

That's about the same time I decided I need a boat, or as they are also know, a hole in the water you through money into. :) I picked up a 25ft Larson express cruiser back in April. The only problem with that is the lake I keep it on is dropping at about 4 inches a day due to the drought we are having in Texas. So far its down about 35 foot.

here's a photo I took of the car on the way home after picking it up in Houston.

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You driving across town to Lake Travis? ;-) If so take your new hole in the water down to Carlos n' Charlies and hoist a cool boat drink for me! :)
 

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You driving across town to Lake Travis? ;-) If so take your new hole in the water down to Carlos n' Charlies and hoist a cool boat drink for me! :)

I have my boat slipped about a mile away from Carlos n' Charlie's. The lake is so low right now that their courtesy docks are above the water line. However, we normally drive over after a day of boating for some margaritas and frog dip.


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