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SLK 55... 2005 with 86K miles or 2009 with 108K?

Hello everyone!

I am looking to purchase a used SLK 5.5 AMG and have two prospects. One is a 2005 model with 86,000 miles and the other is a 2009 with 108,000 miles. The 2009 is currently going for $6K more.


http://www.foqigi-haya.com/jnihva0wlg/12dh/9b/r.jpg

http://www.styleautocars.com/vehicle...?VID=165391008


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Second link (the 2009) is bad

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I like the look of the 2009 better, facelift bumper and steering wheel are nice. Problem is, those things are replaceable and for $6,000 more, and with more miles, it isn't worth paying for... in my opinion.

I would get the '05 if it has been maintained well. Check these forums for the used SLK55 buyer's checklist and do a thorough check. Take it to a mechanic and get a pre-purchase inspection.

The '05 and '09 are essentially the same car. Major differences will be:
  • Brakes: '08 and newer non-AMG P30 package cars have downgraded brakes due to brake squeal complaints (normal for high performance brakes)
  • Transmission: Newer car will have rev-matched downshifting. Older car will not. Older car has shift buttons while '07 and newer have shift paddles. Can be retrofitted.
  • Front bumper and steering wheel are main cosmetic differences. (Along with wheels)

Again, between these 2 cars, I'd pick the 2005. Ideally, I'd look for an '07 with shift paddles or an '09 (transmission update) with less miles.

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05 r171 has that engine oil stigma hanging over it.


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True, but was that ALL '05s? It would be something to look into but shouldn't be a deterrent if everything checks out.

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there was an engine range that is listed on this forum somewhere. i got lucky with my previous 05 slk 350


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In that case, find that thread and check that engine!

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don't know if he has access to the engine number on that 05.

and probably just the m272 engine, not the 55

http://www.billsden.org/fileadmin/me..._00_00_80a.pdf


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Couldn't we pull a datacard on the vin and check? Not sure...

This one might be interesting? An '06 with 53k miles for 28k. A bit more than the '09 you linked but with half the mileage and none of the oil consumption stigma of the '05. Not a fan of the Asanti wheels though.

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...31056829&Log=0

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Better yet, look at this one from our own forum!
2006, 34k miles, 27k
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-cars-sal...slk55-amg.html

Good opportunity for a roadtrip back from Illinois!

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Better yet, look at this one from our own forum!
2006, 34k miles, 27k
https://www.slkworld.com/slk-cars-sal...slk55-amg.html

Good opportunity for a roadtrip back from Illinois!
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Pass emissions?

What are the chances your car will pass California emissions?
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His car is stock as far as I can tell so there shouldn't be any issues with emissions.

edit: Oops, I see now he removed the resonator for an X-Pipe. This only affects sound and is NOT that much louder than stock. In fact, you wouldn't even be able to tell he difference except during hard acceleration. He didn't remove any cats and the muffler is in place so emissions will be the same.

I removed my resonator for a custom x-pipe myself. The difference in sound was so small that I went back to remove my secondary cats to get the sound I wanted. Since quicktwinturbo didn't remove the cats, it will still pass CA emissions.

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What are the chances your car will pass California emissions?
I don't see why it would not pass the emissions. Just like Mark stated, I only removed resonator. I still have factory resonator if needed.

Please let me know if you are interested.

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How about a 2006 with 47k for 30k that's been in CA since day one? Full maintenance records and unique? Still has nearly 2 years and 30k extended warranty.
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