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Premium Member 2012 SLK350
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Actually yesterday and not much sun, a high overcast and 47 F on the deck. Top down into Deming for breakfast, coffee, Kleenex and marker pens. Also topped up the Toboggan with Chevron premium laced with yummy Techron. Future posts might be delayed by projects in the works: remodeling the back porch and rebuilding the pylon racer.
 

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Premium Member 2005 SLK200 Komp 'Silkie Growler'
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The beginning of my little weekend road trip started with a blast from London down to Frome in Somerset.
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Not bad mileage. At least 30% at 80 on the motorway.
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And guess what? I have a glass wind deflector now, so I can give the Mesh one back to @Trev5 😊
Can’t honestly say that I noticed much difference - I think that’s because I’m a bit taller than optimal for the SLK and my head gets buffeted constantly.
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Play with your seat settings.

We have often come across folks who sit higher as they transitioned from saloons and SUVs.
The lower (sporty) seating position feels unnatural to them initially.
 

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Premium Member 2005 SLK200 Komp 'Silkie Growler'
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Play with your seat settings.

We have often come across folks who sit higher as they transitioned from saloons and SUVs.
The lower (sporty) seating position feels unnatural to them initially.
I wish! If you remember, I got an SLK because I couldn’t fit into an MX5. I sort of wish I didn’t have the electrics in the seat if it meant I could go any lower! It’s always a problem for me in almost all cars. I’m not tall - 6 foot - but my back is long so I’m taller in the seat. Just one of the many reasons I’ve always wanted to be smaller; riding horses, racing bikes, getting a bicycle or clothes to fit without going bespoke.
Remember the way the sun visors in the SL used to flip up when the top was down and provide a little wind deflection? That’s what I need. @Dave2302 new project? 😂
 

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Premium Member 2011 SLK200
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Sun and about 5 degrees Ceclius. Nice trip to Helgøya (an island), which is located in the longest / largest lake in Norway, Mjøsa. Varying driving conditions with both icy road and muddy road. Hard to make omelette without breaking some eggs, so a very dirty car is perfectly fine as a signature on a nice trip 😎



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Premium Member 2005 SLK200 Komp 'Silkie Growler'
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So, the mini road trip (#2,182) continued with me being able to do all my driving top down. Found a great back road from Frome to Bath and then the blat from Bath to the meet up this morning was F A B! Thanks so much @TonyS3 for acting as pace car (and what a pace!)

The Little Growler got to make some friends whilst we had breakfast and chatted:
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And the sun came out for the drive back to London:
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