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SLK as second (Non daily commuter) car?

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Teri De, Nov 5, 2019.

  1. davidsl500

    davidsl500 Senior Member

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    My seat in my driving position and the passenger seat set for " 'er indoors " The seats will go back further but as they do the seat backs progress to vertical.

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    We have had two 171 200K's, the first a 2004 did 90K miles nothing went wrong. Currently we have a 2010 one with 44K miles, & nothing has gone wrong. So in our cases both very reliable.
     
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    Can't stand the guy. Too shouty and too much opinion not backed by enough research.
    A bit like that Australian waste of space John Cadogan.
     
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    If I was you Tim, I wouldn't worry about what could happen. Take one out for a drive, and if you like it, buy it. I was pondering whether to buy an SL350, but when this came up, it was a really hard choice between the SL and the SLK55. I'm actually rather glad I went for the SLK as it goes like stink.
     
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    Should have asked you to talk to my wife, she banned me from looking for an SLK55 as too powerful/fast:(:(
     
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    Yeah, I would have the same issues. She often sits there and says 'If I were a policeman I nick you' :rolleyes:
     
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    Agree on both counts....and many of the other USA channels where they seem to think that shouting at the viewer is the way to go.
     
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    Once you posted your words, it became "our" thread......:)
     
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    It's only too fast and powerful if you want it to be ;)
     
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    Agreed, I used to watch some of his videos but not any more. He could have some good stuff, but for me the format is all wrong. Some guy said he could broadcast 3 or 4 videos a day on YouTube so obviously more about quantity than quality.

    Some of the channels like are:

    * https://www.youtube.com/user/Mercedessource
    * https://www.youtube.com/legitstreetcars
    * (Entertainment value) Hoovies Garage
    * (General motoring, but he does have an SL 55 project) Tavarish
    * I've also started to appreciate Sarah -n- Tuned, mainly because she is has her own garage and works on cool stuff - a situation I would dream of. That said, I think she overplays her feminism and there is a touch of the whole sex sells element, which I think is a little trashy, but whatever. (Cue comments mocking me.. lol)
     
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    I tend yo watch 'Harry's Garage' and 'Jay Leno' mostly. There are a few others that I watch selected items on but only after the Wife has gone to bed. Up to then I'm subjected to endless soaps :(:eek:
     
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    Likewise....
     
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    I feel your pain buddy, I’ve never done it myself :rolleyes:
     
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