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#1 Old 04-21-2017
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Purchase SLK55 Amg

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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
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The 55 is practically bulletproof
Valve cover gaskets usually need replacing

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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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Any leisurely drive is likely to cover twice as many miles as needed, but will not consume any more time as expected.
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You wont regret it, I picked up my 2005 SLK55 May 5th. I am not far from you. Huntsville, AL. Some issues, valve cover gasket and probably spark plugs. Other wise all is well. The sound, and butt dyno reaction is worth it.
Handling is pretty good for a heavy car. My other car is a Mazda Speed Miata, about 1000 lbs lighter.
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Mine is an '06 I picked up in 2014 with 37k. From experience and reading SLKW, these are common failure points. When I replaced:

Trunk and Hood supports (38k)
Idler Pulley & Serp. Belt (38k)
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On the brakes, I'm in the midst of dealing with them now. Considering the condition of the rotors, the PO must have done a front pad slap sometime before my purchase. So I might end up having to replace them instead of just turning them..

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I'm going to look at a used 2015 SLK AMG tomorrow any advice?
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I'm going to look at a used 2015 SLK AMG tomorrow any advice?
Just to use the checklist that Jeff shared in post 2 above..

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Ok...looking today at Car#4, this time a private sale. 2006 for $17400, 77000 miles, excellent condition ( but I heard that before.....)
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Ok...looking today at Car#4, this time a private sale. 2006 for $17400, 77000 miles, excellent condition ( but I heard that before.....)
Do not forget to get the VIN Number so you can get a Datacard.
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Done!I pulled the trigger😎😎😎
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Great! what you get? a 55? you need the datacard?

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55...picture follows tomorrow😎
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