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2007 SLK350: ok for cross-country?

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(Note to admin/mod: I just re-posted this in the General thread, as I realized that I actually want feedback from the entire community here, since I'm asking for suggestions of alternate vehicles. Feel free delete this R171-specific thread, thanks!)

Hi all,

I'm planning to go on a road trip across the US and back, within a 3-week period in May 2014.

Details of the trip are here:
http://WakeUpAndCode.com/road-trip/

Given the long distance of the trip, do you personally think it would be a good decision to take my 2007 SLK350 on this road trip? I bought it brand new in late 2006, and it has around 55k miles on it, as of late 2013 (that's 7 years).

I haven't had any major issues with the car that couldn't be fixed, and it has had all its recommended services.

Thanks in advance!

Shahed C

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I wouldn't hesitate to drive mine on that trip.
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It's got a stiff suspension and the seats need more cushioning for long trips. Get some pillows and you will be good.
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Thanks for the tips and advice, I reposted this question in the General thread for more answers.

Link to other post: https://www.benzworld.org/forums/gene...enz-cross.html
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I haven't had mine long enough, but I'm probably a bit older, I'd think I'd pass on trips longer than 500 miles, I'd opt for my Chrysler 300S. Unless it going through a lot of of curvy roads, then it's the 350!!
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I took my 2006 SLK 350 from Philadelphia to Chicago and back in July and from Philadelphia to Florida and back a few weeks ago. Handled very well and got 28 to 31 MPG on mid-grade fuel. Just pack light. I now have 49949 miles on it.
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I would not hesitate when it comes to comfort or drive-ability. I may hesitate when it comes to putting that kind of miles on it. It seams that once SLK's get over 50K miles they start to take resale value hits. I have 70K on my 2006 and it has crossed that threshold so I just run the wheels off of it now with no problems. I'll probably keep her forever and don't care about resale value, but something to think about.
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I ran my '07 SLK350 across country. NP.
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