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Discuss this SLK i'm looking at

Hey guys, i've been reading up here for a few days now. I've been wanting an SLK for a bit and i feel like i've found a decent one.

I don't want to start a trend about care buying in the General Discussion forum (i know there is a forum specifically for selling cars)

But i was hoping to start a thread here for the discussion for ME BUYING a car instead. I have a few that i'm looking at.

Here are my requirements:

Black exterior, Automatic Transmission, decent miles (as i feel i will keep it for a while), My biggest concern is quality, I really want to make sure there isn't any mechanical problems that could cost me down the road. (obv willing to pay a little more for the security)

I also plan to stealth it out (black out everything look), so if anyone can help with any considerations that i should have before buying the car, let me know.

I am located in Texas, but if i find the right car i am not afraid to go the distance to pick it up (I've got a lot of time before school starts)

2005 SLK350 ~10k miles (2 owners )

as mentioned, my most pressing concern is the quality (mainly mechanical aspects) of the car. I have been doing my research here and i've found this thread

2005 SLK problems

how do i make sure if i buy a 2005 car, it's not one of the mentioned oil-problem engines?



Therefore, i feel like i prefer this one even though it's a year older and more miles.

2006 SLK350 ~17k miles (no remote entry, problem with smarttop's remote operations?)

btw, could someone get me a carfax or vin lookup on this 2006 SLK350 that i'm looking at? (WDBWK56F36F124104)
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someone will get that vin lookup shortly. look at your other thread and i included an slk buying checklist for you


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someone will get that vin lookup shortly. look at your other thread and i included an slk buying checklist for you
yeah i definitely saw that (read it a few times to make sure i got it all ) thanks a lot man, i really feel like this is a great forum.
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we appreciate all our members! good luck!

there are just sooo many threads to read!


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there are just sooo many threads to read!
believe me i know, i've been reading like 5 hours a day at least and i'm barely finishing with the oil-change thread
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read the smarttop diy by etyu (eddy). you'll go buy one immediately! best mod evah!

oh and here is link for slkstore

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read the smarttop diy by etyu (eddy). you'll go buy one immediately! best mod evah!

oh and here is link for slkstore

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i do'nt know how you do this, must be the US army training, i was LITERALLY about to make a post about this, the 2006 i'm looking at DOES NOT have remote keyless entry, does that make smarttop's remote function un-operable?
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Hello 3120, here is the link to Mb of America go ahead and check it out. It is also a good start to find your perfect Slk. Here we go

http://www.mypreownedmercedes.com/matrix.php
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2005 probably falls in the engine serial number range of bad-balancer-shaft-sprocket-means-$5K-repair-bill. Search the forum for this.
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i do'nt know how you do this, must be the US army training, i was LITERALLY about to make a post about this, the 2006 i'm looking at DOES NOT have remote keyless entry, does that make smarttop's remote function un-operable?
If it does NOT have remote keyless entry, it DOES have a problem. All SLKs - R170s & R171s should have it.






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There is a guy who sells cars on Ebay and he's always got some SLK's. Interesting because they are always priced right, not inflated like regular car dealers. I think he's called Texas Auto Liquidators or something like that. You might check Ebay out, I saw a lot of cars listed in Texas before I bought my car. I ended up finding one in CA.
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2005 probably falls in the engine serial number range of bad-balancer-shaft-sprocket-means-$5K-repair-bill. Search the forum for this.
already mentioned in my original post, but how i do make sure whether it is or not?
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If it does NOT have remote keyless entry, it DOES have a problem. All SLKs - R170s & R171s should have it.
well may be that old lady is crazy? this story is starting to get fishy.... now i may have to get that car DAG is selling here


anyone has the carfax? i'd appreciate it
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There is a guy who sells cars on Ebay and he's always got some SLK's. Interesting because they are always priced right, not inflated like regular car dealers. I think he's called Texas Auto Liquidators or something like that. You might check Ebay out, I saw a lot of cars listed in Texas before I bought my car. I ended up finding one in CA.
thanks man, i looked it up, no SLKs in Stock, it would have been nice if they did have one in stock, because that place is literally 20 mins drive from my house

but i want a specific black/black car so i can stealth it out, i think the stealthed out SLK looks SOO sick... (i know my immaturity is coming through :-p)
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I did look on Ebay motors,

I saw some similar ones but i don't think any would be a better buy than the 2006 SLK350 listed above,

I'm just gonna keep looking an check out this SLK 350 when i head down to houston next/this week.

on side note, i tried to bid a 2007 SLK55AMG for 27k
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One last question (for today):

i am thinking of having a mechanic check out the car before I buy it, will the local MB dealer do? or is there a better alternative?
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One last question (for today):

i am thinking of having a mechanic check out the car before I buy it, will the local MB dealer do? or is there a better alternative?
Check with DaytonaJae on who he used for the pre-purchase inspection.

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Any MB dealer will check the car over for you - happy to take your money. That doesn't guarantee anything though. If you want a warranty then stick to the CPO program; but that's no guarantee of being problem free either.
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3120, have you checked out the Mb link i posted? i be shure if you don,t mind and travel for the right Slk from a Dealer you get a piece of mind at the right price. The last time i checked cars.com and the Mb link there are plenty of good Slks in Tx.
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