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      07-27-2010, 10:37 PM   #1
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BMW 335i or Mercedes SLK350

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      07-28-2010, 09:17 PM   #2
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Sorry but I'd sell the SLK...I would never own that car even if it was free. I just don't like it. Yea I would take a hit of 10K and even more and trade it in
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      07-28-2010, 09:51 PM   #3
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I like the SLK. I think it's a nice roadster but like you said it's not practical. It might be a nice weekend car but for every day the 335i would be the better option. If you like it then just go for it.
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      07-29-2010, 03:14 AM   #4
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SLK will out maneuver the 335i due to size

but they're completely different cars

I'd take my 335i over my mom's SLK any day

the slk isn't practical :/
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      07-29-2010, 08:02 AM   #5
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335i >> SLK. More seats, and it's faster... much faster!
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      07-31-2010, 01:01 AM   #6
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Thanks for chiming in guys. Well, I put my SLK up for sale at a family friend's dealership, so hopefully I'll be fielding in good offers.

I agree the 335i is definitely faster, but I'll missing squeezing in tight spaces with the SLK in traffic

On a side note, I've found a used 2008 335i with only 11k miles going for 22k. What's the catch? It has been repaired after a fender damage collision on the passenger side. It had slight frame damage but the dealer fixed it all up and claims the damage has been repaired. I test drove the car myself and did some crazy turns just to see how bad the body rolls are and the 335i still managed to hold on snug to the road. So what do you guys think? Is it worth the gamble for the price? Sport package, prem. package, black on black, just how I like it!
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DO NOT buy a car with frame damage. keep looking you'll find a better deal.
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DO NOT buy a car with frame damage. keep looking you'll find a better deal.
Agree. In fact, the car is likely to have a salvage title - which would mean that it will always be difficult to sell (and may not have operable warranty).
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why go from slk to 335i, go slk-> 135i
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why go from slk to 335i, go slk-> 135i
Because 335i > 135i in my opinion, well in terms of styling and elegance. But I guess it's all about personal preference since they're both beasts with the twin turbo.
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Agree. In fact, the car is likely to have a salvage title - which would mean that it will always be difficult to sell (and may not have operable warranty).
The car does carry a salvage title and I'm pretty sure the warranty is void. (But my dad's E60 M5 is also salvage, but is lucky enough to still have the warranty intact when getting serviced at the dealership) However, from my understanding, the HPFP is still covered under 120,000 warranty regardless of salvage title (which is what I'm most concerned about because of all the horror stories I've heard).
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Btw, here's some pics of my SLK for anyone who was curious of how it looks.





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      08-01-2010, 10:02 AM   #13
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^ Pshhh show off. lol

I like the SLK though. It does look nice and I've always wanted one. It's just so damn expensive for what it is. I mean the SLK280 starts at about $48k which is ridiculous. I'd rather buy a Z4 or add about $6k more for an M3.
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i think it looks terrible IMO. I would never buy one, although its a Mercedes it just looks cheap.
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i think it looks terrible IMO. I would never buy one, although its a Mercedes it just looks cheap.
I wouldn't call it cheap but then again I didn't expect any Mercedes love from a BMW forum. To each his own, but I do think BMW>Mercedes in terms of performance and looks.
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i think it looks terrible IMO. I would never buy one, although its a Mercedes it just looks cheap.

Yeah the 335 looks really expensive....
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