So I test drove both base model 280 and 350, and 350 with AMG sports pkg. The $4,000 option is well worth it for the looks and the improved handling of the car. It makes the SLK go from a luxury touring convertible to a real hard core sports car. Cornering ability with the lowered and stiffer suspension makes this a true competitor to Porsche Boxter/S. This car wins on styling, I get envious looks from not only Boxster owner, but 911 owners as well, I suppose a fully loaded SLK is pretty close to the price range of the 911. But you get the fun hardtop convertible.
Hardtop convertible. Fast and stable on freeways. Going at 65 or 95 feels the same, you just past other cars at much faster rate.
iPod integration should be standard. Nav should be part of P1 package. Top should be able to close when vehicle is moving at low speeds. Use the radio transmitter to control the hardtop vs infared. Get rid of the CD changer in glove box. Bluetooth phone integration should be standard too.
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