Well, after searching for a couple weeks (I know, I really take a loooong time thinking/looking.. ) I found a SLK. My SLK230 will be used as a DD. I've had about 40+ cars in my life, but never an MBz. This will be a first for me.. and that aint easy to do anymore.
I currently have a G35 coupe as my DD however my daughter has confiscated the car and won't give it back (aren't kids wonderful??). How can I say no?
I also have a Dodge Ram Daytona truck, and a Z06 corvette (slightly modified.. a little over 600hp) and wifey drives a Lexus IS250.
So, from reading here, it looks like the SLK will make a fun DD. Considering the truck gets 18 mpg, the SLK will be REALLY appealing. My vette gets over 30 mpg but I'm not inclined to put buckets of miles on it for commuting.
Well, I put money down on 'my' SLK and I was supposed to have the car over a week ago now. Still... no car. I called the bozo little used car lot I was buying it from and I kept getting the same story.. "it will be ready in a few days" and he further suggested I come down and get my deposit back
. say what???. Finally I began looking elsewhere. Knowing I can get my deposit, I found another Black SLK with a manual trans about 400 miles away (Phoenix AZ). My wife and I flew into Phoenix last Saturday morning and LOVED the car. It is absolutely pristine. The previous owner just put new wheels and tires on it, had the interior completely detailed, and has all the books/records for the last 8 years. It also has 75k LESS miles than the first car I found!!! unbelievable. We couldn't give the guy the money fast enough.
Then... he hands me $50 and buys my first tank of gas.
We've already planned our first "topless" run with the So. Cal guys.. heading up to Solvang and then to Santa Barbara.