Date registered: Aug 2008
Vehicle: 2005 CLK320, 1989 560SL, 2006 SLK350
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I agree. Now, one reason I've come to Mercedes however is the auto. My wife pretty much insisted my next car have room for 4 and an auto. I finally caved after much debate but said I'd get an auto, but it had to be my way (M-B) vs. an even more boring alternative (Honda/Nissan/Buick whatever!).
Mercedes has always been more of an auto company. Their cars are supposed to do everything for you, right? It's not really been a drivers car until recently and at that it's been a struggle to get people to accept it.
All of that in mind, I'd love to feel what an SL/SLK/CLK or C/E class would be like in stick. I can drive a stick SLK whenever I want I suppose, but I've not done it. I've always associated stick shifts with light, tossable cars. Mercedes have always been vault-like and not rewarding in that capacity - bus so much more so in many others. It'd be an experience I'd like to try.
2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK 320; 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560SL; 2006 SLK350; 2006 ML350