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Hi, I've just taken delivery of a beautiful bouncing SLK 350 and I absolutely love it. The only thing I regret is not choosing AirScarf as an option, a) because it's winter in the UK now and freeeezing, and b) because I think it could make the car more difficult to sell on. Does anyone have any idea if it's possible to retrofit Airscarf? I'm sure it wouldn't be cheap, but still might consider. As it happens I'm driving down to Italy in the spring, so I could even go via the factory in Stuttgart.
 

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To retrofit Airscarf would mean replacing the seats - a costly adventure. Anything can be done but I am sure this will be quite cost prohibitive.
Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
 

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I wouldn't go to Stuttgart because they are made in Bremen. Yes, I also reckon it will need at least replacing both seats. Sorry.
cheers Rusper
 

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I wasn't expecting it to be cheap at all, but I wasn't sure where it would fall between "rather expensive" and "prohibitively expensive". Obviously you don't buy an SLK if you are short of a penny, but likewise there's only so much you'd want to spend for a nice-to-have upgrade.
 

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It would not just mean the replacement of the headrests and backrests [where the ceramic heating elements are located], if not the whole seat units, but the heater controls would need to be changed in the centre console. Apart from parts, the labour alone could cost silly amounts.
 

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Hi Cyberm25,

I also have a 350 in north west london and also suffer from not ordering airscarf - but I am considering upgrading to the AMG and don't think it will dramatically affect the asking price for the car.

I have seen loads advertised without it!
 

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Perhaps there is a message in this for those about to order their SLK.

As someone who has spent today motoring with the roof down and the airscarves on, in 7 degrees centigrade Pembrokshire [UK] the £300 Airscarf option is both highly effective [as my passenger was so happy to vouch for]and very reasonable at that price. For such a relatively small cost I would opt for it [and the heated seat option] and leave it/them off if you dislike them!

Like the much copied folding roof, the side mirror indicators, and now the airscarves, how long before we see other roadster makers adding their own airscarf system?
 

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I really loved the airscarf invention, it inspired me. I only drive a little mgtf so I made my own 'airscarf mod' for very little money. :) I made a little movie of it and a 'how to' for all the mg owners who also wanted one in their car. (The link to the 'how to' is in the movie description. If you want to have a peek you need to right click on the movie and select 'watch it on youtube' to see the link).


It works. But it will never be a Merc.:thumbsup:
Merry Christmas y'all. :)
 
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