Toyota MR2 Roaster OR SLK230 Kompressor

Toyota MR2 Roaster OR SLK230 Kompressor

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missy m

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254 posts

179 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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Hey everyone,

AM thinking of getting the above car, I've got the MR2 but am wondering whether or not its tie for an upgarde, does any one have any opinions or experience of an SLK?????

missy m

Original Poster:

254 posts

179 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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no-one want to help??????

R988

7,494 posts

191 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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MR2 is more of drivers machine, light, agile, the Merc is more of a refined cruiser, not as many sporty thrills, very different machine from an MR2, depends what you want to use it for and want you want out of the car. I think LA has an SLK230 Kompressor so you may want to quiz him on the ownership experience.

missy m

Original Poster:

254 posts

179 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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R988 said:
MR2 is more of drivers machine, light, agile, the Merc is more of a refined cruiser, not as many sporty thrills, very different machine from an MR2, depends what you want to use it for and want you want out of the car. I think LA has an SLK230 Kompressor so you may want to quiz him on the ownership experience.


I had the E300 TD and after a while it just got Sooooo boring to drive, tooo comfortable, what I love about the MR2 is how you feel every lump in the road and its a real point and shoot car, I dont want to get rid of it and regret it by buying a car that has none of the personality of my little roadster!!!

vixpy1

42,451 posts

226 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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I would never buy an SLK..

Unless its the new shape one, cos they are quite good

missy m

Original Poster:

254 posts

179 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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vixpy1 said:
I would never buy an SLK..

Unless its the new shape one, cos they are quite good


Long time no speak!! How come?? Unfotunately can't afford a new shape one (although that would be nice!)

vixpy1

42,451 posts

226 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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missy m said:
vixpy1 said:
I would never buy an SLK..

Unless its the new shape one, cos they are quite good


Long time no speak!! How come?? Unfotunately can't afford a new shape one (although that would be nice!)



Its a poor car, in many many ways..

Not a patch on your MR2

missy m

Original Poster:

254 posts

179 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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vixpy1 said:
missy m said:
vixpy1 said:
I would never buy an SLK..

Unless its the new shape one, cos they are quite good


Long time no speak!! How come?? Unfotunately can't afford a new shape one (although that would be nice!)



Its a poor car, in many many ways..

Not a patch on your MR2


Any reasons why? If anyone is goin to be able to help me chose it will be you lot!!

tonker

59,883 posts

210 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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vixpy1 said:
missy m said:
vixpy1 said:
I would never buy an SLK..

Unless its the new shape one, cos they are quite good


Long time no speak!! How come?? Unfotunately can't afford a new shape one (although that would be nice!)



Its a poor car, in many many ways..

Not a patch on your MR2


And the second car for putting the shopping in, or perhaps parking in a less salubrious area with a canvas roof, or having all the toys in it.

The MR2 is a brave choice if it's an only car, particularly if you don't have access to a 'sensible' one.

The SLK is a lot more of a sybarite, but it has its abilities, and I guess outright speed /acceleration is no worse than the MR2.

missy m

Original Poster:

254 posts

179 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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Got a Range Rover 4.6 Vogue SE as the main shopping carrier, but I've always wanted an SLK, and at 193 bhp I should imagine it shifts well, hmmm....power to weight ratio and all that though compared to the roadster....I just dont want to find it a boring ride....

vixpy1

42,451 posts

226 months

Monday 29th May 2006
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they are heavy, don't really handle and are about as fun as the weekly meeting of the devon hoover restoration society!

thought about an early Boxster?

Hollywood Wheels

3,689 posts

192 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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Missy, DO NOT buy the Merc!

Get some Toyota lowering springs, -30mm and make a world of difference to the handling which is great anyway. Get better tyres put on (toyo's cost next to nothing and are excellent). Get a good exhaust put on, plenty available, and either get an induction kit or do the 'airbox mod' (PM me if you need details of how!) Get some strut braces on there too. There are also various aftermarket turbo conversions. I loved my MR2, absolutely superb cars.

Hollywood Wheels

3,689 posts

192 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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vixpy1 said:
they are heavy, don't really handle and are about as fun as the weekly meeting of the devon hoover restoration society!

thought about an early Boxster?


BOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!




vixpy1

42,451 posts

226 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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los angeles said:
R988 said:
...I think LA has an SLK230 Kompressor so you may want to quiz him on the ownership experience.
Love it. And not just because it cost only the USD equivalent of 4,000 pounds.

As you rightly point out, a boulevard cruiser, but a small one, and fast on its feet when the need arises.



Its the final straw, LA has got rid of the Griff and bought a mobile hair dressing salon!!! I can't take it anymore, i'm going to go to bed before i do damage to my desk!


>> Edited by vixpy1 on Tuesday 30th May 00:39

vixpy1

42,451 posts

226 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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LA, earlier today

mrs triple s

2,815 posts

189 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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Hi
I have had an MR2 Roadster as my only car. You will be amazed at what you can get in there when you have to.
It's a great car to drive - not a patch on the Elise though.
Can't comment on the SLK 230.
Lorraine

tonker

59,883 posts

210 months

Tuesday 30th May 2006
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mrs triple s said:
Hi
I have had an MR2 Roadster as my only car. You will be amazed at what you can get in there when you have to.
It's a great car to drive - not a patch on the Elise though.
Can't comment on the SLK 230.
Lorraine


Two adults and a week's shopping or two adults, one small man bag and woman's weekend bags... It's not exactly practical like the old one was.

Jamaica

219 posts

16 months

Friday 5th June 2020
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vixpy1 said:
I would never buy an SLK.. nono

Unless its the new shape one, cos they are quite good
Why is that?