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Re: Mercedes convertibles are superb used car buys!
Posted by vvk (more from vvk) on Fri, 5 Apr 2019 07:30:36
In Reply to: Re: Mercedes convertibles are superb used car buys!, Justin VanAbrahams [Profile/Gallery]
, Thu, 4 Apr 2019 13:49:09
SLK is very conventional compared to the Boxter. The mechanicals are shared with their mass-market models. The 3.5 V-6 had some timing chain issues during the early years, so later years are better in terms of durability. The manual gearbox is brand new and way better than the R170 (previous generation SLK.) The exhaust sound with the top down is absolutely intoxicating with the 3.5 liter.
I like it better because it feels more solid, rides better, noise levels are way lower with top up or down. The solid metal roof makes a huge difference in winter and bad weather in general. Not to mention safety. It does not feel as immediate in its handling due to high polar moment of inertia (can't beat a mid engine layout) but it feels really good in all kinds of driving. I especially like it at very high speed with the top down -- solid, quiet and my hair stays in place. The air scarf feature is a big plus for top down comfort. It has loads of low end torque and the manual gearbox is very slick shifting and is well matched to the engine. I highly recommend it.
Just don't put cheap tires on it. It deserves a set of Michelins.
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Posts in this Thread:
- 2003 Mercedes CLK 430 Convertible, No Snaab, Wed, 3 Apr 2019 04:42:19
- Why so cheap, AeroBaron, Tue, 9 Apr 2019 04:07:39
- 2000 CL500, No Snaab, Wed, 10 Apr 2019 04:23:08
- Re: 2000 CL500, vvk, Sat, 13 Apr 2019 05:55:03
- Not!, No Snaab, Sun, 14 Apr 2019 04:55:44
- Re: Not!, Name Left Blank, Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:20:06
- Then again....., No Snaab, Mon, 8 Apr 2019 04:28:23
- Mercedes convertibles are superb used car buys!, vvk, Thu, 4 Apr 2019 10:36:32
- Re: 2003 Mercedes CLK 430 Convertible, Justin VanAbrahams , Wed, 3 Apr 2019 08:14:56
- Re: 2003 Mercedes CLK 430 Convertible, A1-turbo, Wed, 3 Apr 2019 06:23:23
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