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Red face New here from SoCal - 1999 SLK230, 5spd

Hey all,

My name is Juliet and I recently bought a 1999 SLK (per the title). I love her to death, but I'm still sorting out some of the quirks of a 15yr old vehicle (thinking I need to have a look at the k40 because she wouldn't start yesterday while it was hot out).

I have my eye on some mods....but new pulley is probably as crazy as I'll get. Happy to see how active things are here, even regarding the R170. Looking forward to getting to know everybody and participating.

Marilyn has 84k on the clock, and I'd like to see her go well past 300k. Hopefully this forum will be a part of that journey.

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Welcome, Juliet and Marilyn, from Greg (Beekster) and Sunhilde in Hillsboro, Oregon. Always glad to see another member show up here with a car equipped with God's Own Transmission, a manual. Having owned Mercedes-Benz cars for many years, I'm sure that if you sort out Marilyn's little niggles you'll easily see 300k or much more. These cars are very durable, and built to be maintained. Some repairs are inexpensive and others are not. But once done, the car is good as new and will stay that way for many thousands more miles. Enjoy your new toy!
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Please update your location in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t already.
‘Usercp’ at the top left of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘location’. Info in your ‘garage’ does not update your ‘profile.
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Welcome from Southern California. Nice looking yellow SLK! I know you are going to enjoy the car
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Welcome from NoCal, formerly SoCal. We had a 230 several years ago and loved it but couldn't pass recently on 20k miles SLK32. Have fun!
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Hi Juliet:
Welcome from Sunny Clearwater, Florida {a bit too sunny in July}.. My SLK is also a Yellow 1999 Model. Love the color - and Yellow seems to be back in Style now as I'm seeing it on lots of new model cars.

The SLK 230's are amazingly good Sports/GT's and offer a lot of car today, for very few dollars. Hope you enjoy yours for many years to come.

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Hi Juliet, a warm welcome from Southern Arizona. Wow, I see you are from the Inland Empire. I haven't heard that term in years. I graduated from San Dimas H.S. near Pomona a fair number of years ago. Frank G. Bonneli Regional County Park was called Puddingstone Reservoir back in my day. Good to have you on board. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.
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Welcome from NE England. Congratulations on your SLK.

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Welcome from Gatineau/Ottawa Canada.!.
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