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Post by Tyreman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:57 pm

I'm not expecting this to be without bias on a BMW forum but I'm wondering if anyone has ever owned an SLK55 AMG ?

I'm currently looking at Z4MRs around the £10K mark which is obviously a fairly small number of cars and quite like the SLK, I imagine them to be ballistic quick in a straight line but rubbish in the twisty bits.

Anyone have any thoughts or experience ?

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Post by slick » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:58 pm

Had a 350 SLK.......after a boxster S ....was surprised just how good it was in the twisty bits......better than the Boxster
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Post by Tyreman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 5:20 pm

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Had a 350 SLK.......after a boxster S ....was surprised just how good it was in the twisty bits......better than the Boxster
That surprises me, I've thought about a Boxster S too............any reliability issues with either ?

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Post by slick » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:10 pm

Oh yes...........The first Boxster S ate second gear ( a common problem).....then lunched its big ends ( another common problem).then fried the engine ecu........the second Boxster S was reliable and the SLK was faultless too

When I replace the Corvette it will be another SLK, and hopefully an AMG 55 version
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Post by Tyreman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:25 pm

I like the rarity of the Z4MR & SLK55 so I probably wouldn't bother with the Boxster but there are a lot of nice examples around at very tempting prices. :? :?

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Post by slick » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:49 pm

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I like the rarity of the Z4MR & SLK55 so I probably wouldn't bother with the Boxster but there are a lot of nice examples around at very tempting prices. :? :?
Something else to consider.......a SL AMG.......supercharged V8 making big numbers
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Post by Tyreman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 6:53 pm

slick wrote:
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Tyreman wrote:
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I like the rarity of the Z4MR & SLK55 so I probably wouldn't bother with the Boxster but there are a lot of nice examples around at very tempting prices. :? :?
Something else to consider.......a SL AMG.......supercharged V8 making big numbers
I've considered them but I think they're a little too big for what I need.............hardly an agile sports car despite massive power :thumbsup:

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Post by Zoomer » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:15 pm

I must admit I have an itch for an AMG 55 SLK. Do I need to go to confession?
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Post by Tyreman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:28 pm

Zoomer wrote:
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I must admit I have an itch for an AMG 55 SLK. Do I need to go to confession?
Must be contagious............I'm not sure they're any better than a Z4MR but look good & sound epic :thumbsup:

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Post by Marlon » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:58 pm

I've always liked the SLK 350 and the AMG. Looks and performance and a retractable hard top. Never driven one or even sat in one so can't compare, however some who have say they aren't as comfortable inside the cabin as the Z4, and then of course there's the 'girlie' image :fuelfire:
EDIT - just remembered I owned a SLK 200 for a day and returned it due to a faulty gearbox. It was an early model and felt old and clunky to drive, I'm guessing the later model 350's are a different beast entirely.
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Post by Tyreman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:07 pm

Marlon wrote:
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I've always liked the SLK 350 and the AMG. Looks and performance and a retractable hard top. Never driven one or even sat in one so can't compare, however some who have say they aren't as comfortable inside the cabin as the Z4, and then of course there's the 'girlie' image :fuelfire:
That's a dangerous route to take Marlon, some would say both have a "girlie" image :fuelfire:

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Post by Marlon » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:16 pm

Tyreman wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Marlon wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:58 pm
I've always liked the SLK 350 and the AMG. Looks and performance and a retractable hard top. Never driven one or even sat in one so can't compare, however some who have say they aren't as comfortable inside the cabin as the Z4, and then of course there's the 'girlie' image :fuelfire:
That's a dangerous route to take Marlon, some would say both have a "girlie" image :fuelfire:
Good job I'm in touch with my feminine side :oops:
I reckon you could get away with a black SLK with a big engine and keep your machismo
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Post by Tyreman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:22 pm

Marlon wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:16 pm
Tyreman wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Marlon wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:58 pm
I've always liked the SLK 350 and the AMG. Looks and performance and a retractable hard top. Never driven one or even sat in one so can't compare, however some who have say they aren't as comfortable inside the cabin as the Z4, and then of course there's the 'girlie' image :fuelfire:
That's a dangerous route to take Marlon, some would say both have a "girlie" image :fuelfire:
Good job I'm in touch with my feminine side :oops:
I reckon you could get away with a black SLK with a big engine and keep your machismo
Me too mate lol

I'm too old to give a f**k what anyone else thinks anyway, also too big & scary lol :fuelfire:

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Post by RickRob » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:04 pm

I test drove an SLK AMG and a Boxster S before buying the Zed. I was impressed with the SLK - nice cockpit, very powerful, good handling - I just couldn't shift the feeling that there should have been curling tongs in the glove box!

I have never regretted getting the Zed! :)
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Post by Tyreman » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:19 pm

RickRob wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:04 pm
I test drove an SLK AMG and a Boxster S before buying the Zed. I was impressed with the SLK - nice cockpit, very powerful, good handling - I just couldn't shift the feeling that there should have been curling tongs in the glove box!

I have never regretted getting the Zed! :)
I must admit that I've owned two Zs an early 2003 and a 2007 Coupe, loved both and the "M" is the natural progression.

Boxsters are nice but always say to me "can't afford a 911"............possibly unfair but that's what they say to me :fuelfire:

Not sure about the SLK, the AMG55 is cool but most people will just see the "normal" model and not the AMG bit maybe ?

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