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Cool Finally! I am a SLK55 AMG (R171) owner! :-)

Hello all, I'm new to the forum and I'm about to become an SLK55 AMG owner!
Current car is a Golf R32, so I'm really looking forward to driving the AMG (except when it snows!)... due to collect it on Wednesday :-)
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts! We luv our SLK 55!
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Congratulations and welcome, no sleep until Wednesday then!
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Welcome ...

You'll find the 55 isn't that bad in the snow .... honest!
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Grats-post a lot of pictures when you get it!
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Thanks for all the welcome messages

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You'll find the 55 isn't that bad in the snow .... honest!
Other Less powerful BMW & MB RWD cars I've had have been terrible in the snow, so I was planning to try to find a set of reasonably priced wheels and winter tyres for this one.

Where in Nottinghamshire are you?... The SLK I'm buying is from the Independent MB specialist in Nottingham!

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Thanks... I will do, although I'll try to upload some of the pics from the ad for the car I'm buying in the meantime here too (if I can figure out how to do that from my iPad)...
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Pics from ipad are tough because apple names all pics image.jpg. read below

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Pics from ipad are tough because apple names all pics image.jpg. read below

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Thanks for the advice. I'm not sure how to rename them, so I've uploaded them to ImageShack and I'll try to include them here now...




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do u have a pc? then you can just follow this:

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Welcome from Cypress, California!!
We are somewhat kindred spirits - my daily driver is a MkV GTI, before picking up the weekend/wife's daily driver: R171 SLK350.
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that was the stand out car for sale on pistonheads the other week nice choice


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