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#1 Old 08-21-2014
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Hello from Canada

Hello everybody, I live in Toronto. My wife and I recently decided to look for a used SLK, and I have done quite a bit of research in the last couple of months. This website has been invaluable - thanks and kudos to the moderators and all the other members. I found right away that I liked the 'attitude' here. What I mean by this is that all the conversation seems to be pleasant, polite, and helpful. Other automotive websites I belong to often seem to be plagued with what I would call 'macho posturing'.

We like the open air feel of a convertible. My wife really liked the idea of a hardtop, feeling that the soft ones look a little lame and would possibly leak. She had admired Mercedes' styling for many years. I didn't know much about MB, although I have had plenty of experience with Volkswagen and some with BMW. The more research I did about MB the more convinced I was that this might be good for us. I am retired now and she will be retired in less than a year. We would like to tour around North America. We are hoping the back of the car is not too low to accomodate a trailer hitch, as we want to bring our bicycles with us.

I have started my profile with a SLK 350, since that is what we have been looking at lately. I have learned about the balance shaft issue thanks to this website, so we will probably look at 2009 and later versions.

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Hey! Great first post and welcome from Ottawa! I think you'll love the SLK for touring NA - it is the only car in this class that you can actually use the trunk for something more than a shaving kit! Several Toronto area members...so reach out.

There are threads asking about a trailer hitch (understanding you want to tote your bicycles) - I don't think anyone has found one ready made for the SLK, but use search and see what you find. Otherwise you'll need a custom welder to help you out.

May I be so bold as to suggest you look south of the border for your new gem?? You will save a bucket of money (30-40% compared to Canada) and it is easy to import. I'd be happy to help with info and advice.


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Welcome to pleasure zone. Hope we meet up soon as I live in the GTA. There are some fun runs once you get out of the downtown core and skip by TPS on the DVP and avoiding the OPP on the 401...but leave the baby tucked up once the first snow drop lands.
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Hello from Canada

Greetings from Tennessee !

Your observations are correct. The founders of this site are the ones to thank for the respectful tone. They are the ones who created it and work very hard to keep it that way. It is what drew me to the site as well.

I would support your choice for the 350. With a 7 speed transmission you really don't save much on gas if you go to the 280/300, the brakes and suspension are better, and the 55 is a different (albeit glorious) beast altogether. Most of the key features are upgradable, but pay careful attention as audio, HID headlights, air scarf, heated seats, and service history are more difficult. Face lifted 171's are more modern if you have the cash.

Post the VIN of any car you're seriously interested in and we'll get you a datacard. Drive as many as you can to get used to the car and can tell the differences.

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts! Let us know about the trailer bike hitch please! I'm not sure it's possible?

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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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