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My 01 sport got totaled on Saturday. So my choices are 1) replace it with another 230 sport and pay cash for it or 2) put a big chuck down on an 05 SLK 350 sport and have $195 a month car payments. What would you do?
 

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2002 SLK 230 1986 560SL 2008 Honda CRV
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Its your choice. My personal choice would be to replace the R170, maybe with a 32 but a 230 for sure.
 

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I like no payments. Haven't had one since Feb. 2, 1992, and don't plan to EVER have one again, no matter what I buy.
 

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It's personal preference obviously, but if I were in your situation I'd be ready to try something slightly different and go for the 350. I love my 230 but after 3+ years I'm getting the itch for a change.
 

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2002 SLK 32 AMG, bone stock. 1987 190E 2.3-16 valve (destroyed). 2005 E320 new toy.
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I don't like the look of the R171, so that is out of the question. I would look for an SLK 32 or 320, but the R172 model should be coming out soon, maybe wait a while and see what they look like... ;)
 

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if you have to make payments you cant afford it. cash is king! you can find what you want and pay cash then get it
 

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Sorry about your car - hope no one was hurt.

If it was me I'd be searching the US for a SLK32 with a secondary search for a 320/230. Personally I'm not a fan of the R171 or car payments.
 

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Depends on the amount of cash you are getting ... lol

If you were passionate about the style, I would go for a '32. Very Affordable now. If I had to do it again, I would go for a '32. :thumbsup:

I am not willing to pay even $200/month for the 171. still looks like butt to me! :eek:

Then again, for just a few grand more than I paid for my SLK320, I would also consider a 2000-Era 911 Carrera Cabriolet (sold for $18,xxx on eBay ..!) :thumbsup:

Just my 2 cents of course ... !

I am not only a BENZ guy, I appreciate most GERMAN Cars, some more than others! :thumbsup: (I owned a Bimmer before, but never again ... !) :D

eBay Motors: Porsche : 911 (item 280324259089 end time Mar-24-09 17:51:03 PDT)

http://images5.ecarlist.com/cgi-bin/viewall.pl?dir=1133_262292
 

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I may be in minority here, but I think that SLK is most fun with stickshift, so i would pick either 230 (faster than 320 when moded) or 350 preFL (they don't make them with manual anymore).
 
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