After much deliberation I have come to the difficult decision to sell my "baby" - the SLK55. The GOOD NEWS is that I have found a "loving home" for her - Matt (SLKLUV)!!
The hardest part of this decision was the feeling that I would be letting go of a "community" of friends with whom I have enjoyed many good times together. This forum, the OC group, our meets/drives/dinners/barbeques, etc. has filled an empty spot in my social life and I have enjoyed all of it!
The 55 has been my most favorite vehicle that I have owned - it is awesome in every way...to part with it was one of the hardest decisions I have had to make - sounds crazy, but we all know how much we love our cars!
Matt and I spent half of our day together today finalizing this transaction...it was weird riding in "my" car in the passenger seat...that was a first LOL! As Matt was driving I kept thinking things like "watch the curb" or "don't park here" etc...
It is finally setting in that it is no longer my car....
But it's in good hands! Matt - don't get too many speeding tickets, and try not to leave too much rubber on the road!
I ended up purchasing a BMW 135i - 306 HP so it's fast...I will post some pics soon - maybe tomorrow. I got a convertible (didn't want to give that up).
So, guys - would it be okay if I join you on some meets still? If the "Beemer" is going to upset the "SLK's" then I guess I could ride shotgun with someone...I can always just back out of the group photos LOL!
Anyway, didn't want to say "goodbye" to anyone - but instead I wanted you all to know that I'd still like to be lurking around this forum...you have become friends and a car "family" with whom I totally enjoyed spending time with.
Congratulations Matt on your new ride! There is none better!
BTW - you all know my car - I have the OEM windscreen (plexi) Limited Edition which I purchased when I went to Germany - PM me if you're interested in buying it (Matt prefers to have the wind roar through his hair!)