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#1 Old 12-02-2014
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I've just picked up a 1998 SLK230 with just over 100k on the clock. and I'm the third owner. It was very much an impulse purchase as I was looking for a 4x4 for winter use and as a "truck" to haul junk for a house renovation project.


Alas, I've no load space, no four wheel drive - I've overpaid for a tatty car and am in the dog house with the boss. Well I was until I let her have a drive - and then she was happy again.


The car is silver, pretty sound - everything seems to work more or less it has excellent brakes and pulls like the proverbial Class 37 Diesel Electric train.


I need to repaint the interior centre console, live with the tired door handles. C ope with the heavy / slam shut doors and boot, and probably do something with the scabby wheels. But it's terrific fun to drive, and the top down experience is superb. After the MG TF (m other funday car) the SLK feels solid and well planted. It will be interesting to see which one I use most...
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Welcome aboard! Mine was an impulse buy too! Although I was looking for an SL500 or SL55 so not quite that different!


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Hello all,


I've just picked up a 1998 SLK230 with just over 100k on the clock. and I'm the third owner. It was very much an impulse purchase as I was looking for a 4x4 for winter use and as a "truck" to haul junk for a house renovation project.


Alas, I've no load space, no four wheel drive - I've overpaid for a tatty car and am in the dog house with the boss. Well I was until I let her have a drive - and then she was happy again.


The car is silver, pretty sound - everything seems to work more or less it has excellent brakes and pulls like the proverbial Class 37 Diesel Electric train.


I need to repaint the interior centre console, live with the tired door handles. C ope with the heavy / slam shut doors and boot, and probably do something with the scabby wheels. But it's terrific fun to drive, and the top down experience is superb. After the MG TF (m other funday car) the SLK feels solid and well planted. It will be interesting to see which one I use most...
Greetings from the south of France. Be advised that the 230K engine is nearly indestructible, as is the rest of the car with the exception of some electrical components. I bought mine 15 years ago with the factory-order mounts for the roof rack and am frequently hauling lumber on top. More than 150k miles and still running smooth
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It's got to live in my neighbours drive at the moment as the contractor has skips, tool cabins and materials all over my driveway and frontage... I drive past it at night and think "dang that's a good looking car - ohh it's mine" LOL
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I’m back... returning member

Hi, I left around four years ago when I sold my R170 230k. Well I’m back, in the meantime I’ve had a CLK w208 convertible and a Chrysler Crossfire (still got) ragtop but today picked up another R170 (I like the shape and dynamic) but this is a bit special it’s an SLK32 AMG. Hope to get some help and share pictures later. 😎
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