Only with the windows up. I can't tell it does anything with the windows down.
A little off topic but I have always owned a convertible and I feel the wind more in this car with the top and all the windows down than in my previous convertibles (except maybe for my MG-B but that so long ago I can't remember)I actually feel buffeted about by the wind. Am I the only one who notices this and does any one know why this might be?
This is my first roadster and I was surprised by the amount of wind from the rear. Evidently the aerodynamics are such that the wind curls over the cockpit and returns. I haven't bought the M/B windblocker as I feel that its not worth the price of $630. I'm in the process of making my own. So far I've spent $8.25 for the plastic.
I bought the windblocker - i think it's expensive, but worth having. It doesn't block rear view, but does cut buffeting down significantly. Yes Â£279 is a lot for a bit of plastic, but I know when I sell my slk, i'll get an easy Â£150 for it on ebay, so it takes the sting out of it. Being a genuine merc product, it will sell easily and of top dollar.
I bought my SLK 350 in Sept and have bought a rear screen just a few weeks ago. I must say that I am disappointed with how little difference it seems to make (with roof down and windows up). My wife has long flowing wavey hair and it does seem less disrupted with the rear screen in place but it does little for my (nearly) bald head.
At the outset, I thought I would get the wind-blocker. However, I find that the wind is only an issue at speeds >60 mph with the windows down. With the windows up, no problem in my view. I sure would like to try one before I plunk down that many bananas for plastic.
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