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Date registered: Jul 2015
Vehicle: Started with a 97 E420. Got hooked. 98 S420 then 06 S500, now 11 S550. Best car I ever owned.
Location: The Last, Best Place, Montana
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Starting with an SLK model R171-Best Place to Start?
My love of Mercedes began with sedans, and I have been looking for a late model ML350 4Matic for a while to replace a Kia Sorrento. But I started to wonder about buying a two seater as well. When I was younger, I always wanted to a Mazda Miata, but I had a child instead. Now he is grown and out of the house, I was thinking about buying an SLK for my wife and I to enjoy. I had a look at the R170s, but they seem to be priced as collectors items if they are in decent condition, many around $10+K. It seems that if you shop around I could buy an R171 from 2005 or 06 and have change out of $10k.
Is there any models to avoid? Is there a particular model that is more reliable than others. Anything in particular to look out for on these vehicles? Any advice to someone like considering a purchase?
Mercedes Benz, they are addictive, 97 E420, 98 S420, 06 S500 and an 11 S550.