Buying a Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR

Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR

Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR

I was shopping for a car and came upon this in the showroom at Kelowna Mercedes-Benz. This is a street legal super car from Mercedes-Benz that goes from 0-60 mph in just 3.8 seconds. Its a Mercedes Benz McLaren SLR where the SLR stands for Sport, Light, Racing.

Who would buy this car? Can you imagine the stress when someone pulls up beside you waiting for you to floor it and you don’t want to? Come on, this is a downpayment to a house. I decided to see what my friends and family thought so I posted this photo on my Facebook wall. Everyone chimed in, including my nephew who said ‘Just do it.’. You can imagine how disappointed he was when I told him I couldn’t pull the trigger.

If you’re interested in buying this vehicle, please contact Brian Malmes in Kelowna. He can have it shipped to you in Calgary or anywhere in Canada. Add a comment to my blog and I will reply with his contact information. Brian is an awesome salesperson at Kelowna Mercedes Benz.

 

 

Mercedes Benz GLK 350

Car Shopping for a Mercedes Benz

Car Shopping for a Mercedes Benz

On Saturday, we decided to kick up some dirt and check out a new SUV. We drove down to Lone Star to look at a Mercedes Benz GLK 350. They had lots of certified preowned cars on the lawn and one of them caught my eye because it had just rained and one of their SUV’s had the moonroof wide open. I looked inside and sure enough, the leather was a little wet. I walked into the dealership and told one of the salesman. He went outside and took a look then came back inside and didn’t even flinched. There you have it – I did a good deed and didn’t even get a thank you!

I went back to looking at the vehicles and trying to look like I could afford one of these cars. There was a brand new GLK 350 in the showroom with a price tag of around $53k. It was dark grey metallic with black leather inside. And it had the new car smell which I love. I decided to page an old friend who I bought a vehicle from way back when and was a big man at Lone Star. His name is John and luckily he remembered us or he pretended he did. Anyways, he wanted to show us the GLK 350 close up and wanted us to test drive it. Next thing you know it, he was driving it hard down Glenmore Trail. The thing had some power, plenty of it to easily take anyone. We were going about 60km when he said by the time we get to that green sign, I’m going to brake and he did. He took his hands off the steering wheel and stood on the brake pedal. The whole car stopped on a dime. It didn’t sway or fall off its axel. Impressive.

Next, it was my turn. I wasn’t going to give it the same test but I wanted to see how smooth it was to drive it. I loved it. It had plenty of power and it took curves really well. It’s not as high as the BMW X3 but its higher than most sedans and about average in the SUV’s.

John’s recommendation was to take a new basic 2012 model for about $45k. With taxes and everything, it would be $50k. That’s a little more than a 2012 Subaru Forester Limited but it is more solid than a tin can.