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Purchase SLK55 Amg

Hi guys
I need some advice
I' like to buy a 2005 or 2006 .Is there anything particular I should be aware of before pulling the trigger? I live in Atlanta/Georgia
Any input is appreciated
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check that the discs are not on their way out - they are a little pricey!!
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Only issues are running costs, insurance.
Everything else is smile related.


Do not expect a cheap to run car.
For it's performance level it is cheap to run. That is the key.


If budget is tight go and get a quote for A and B service.
Also get a quote for disc and pad replacement.

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Overall, I would look at the normal things you would look at in a used car. I would budget your maintenance costs higher if you don't DIY. Tires should be part of that. I don't drive too aggressive and I had to change the rears once. I have 23000 miles. Only reason I mention it is because most cars I've had, all tires last at least 30k miles. BMW I had before last 50k.

Other than that, car has been a joy to own. Smiles ear-to-ear when cruising or when driving agressively. Hope this helps.
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Budget to drive about twice the annual mileage you anticipated - and on the highest octane fuel you can find...
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