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Greetings from Kerava, Finland!

Hi! Let me introduce myself. I'm a Canadian (Toronto) living in Finland with my family for the last 15 years. Now that the kids are young adults, the Mrs. and I are planning to do some travelling like we did so many years ago.
So this summer we will start our travels by going to Italy or Germany with our soon to be purchaed SLK 170 luggage and buy a 2000-2002 facelift Slk 230! Then its off to tour Southern Europe and possibly even England for about 2 months before returning to Finland and importing our SLK. This is kind of a dream come true and I hope everything falls into place.
I'm 56 years old, been married for 28 years and have had my fill of practical family transportation. In the good old days I used to race Formula Vees and Fords so a sports car is a must and I'm tickled to think I can afford such a great car like the SLK.
Any advice to my plans would be appreciated, eg. importing and registering a car in Finland, purchasing a car in Italy/Germany, touring with a SLK 230 etc.
Finally I would like to say what a great and informative site SLK World is, and would like to specially compliment the owner of that fabulous yellow SLK from Daytona! Take care, Matti.
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Welcome from Southern Illinois! I'm sure you will get lots of advice real soon! Sounds like grand plans for an adventure! I'm envious!


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Thanks guys! I appreciate it.
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Welcome from Finland! I´m also new Slk owner.
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This is great. Welcome's from around the world. Thanks everybody! And now from Finland! Did you buy your SLK in Finland Six Strings?
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Tervetuloa ftrom Germany!

Sounds like a great plan, and most likely will be worth it, this kind of nice cars cost a little in Finland.

If you need advice about improting a car to Finland, send me a PM. I've just imported the (exported?) my old Z3 to Finland for the summer holidays, but I wasn't going to bore everybody with all the details. End of the day, it's not difficult, you just have to fill all the forms. Advice about that can also be found on www.suomalaiset.de.

The only other advice I can give is, read the slkworld, lot's of usefull knowledge!

Other than that, have fun on the tour!
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Kiitos Muzu! I'll pm as soon as I get my 15 posts. I think I've got it all figured out but even the best laid plans can go wrong.... Over here the temperatures have been above 0c and it's great after that cold spell were it seemed to be always below -20c all winter. I'll bet you miss that Finnish winter
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This is great. Welcome's from around the world. Thanks everybody! And now from Finland! Did you buy your SLK in Finland Six Strings?
I bought it from Germany because I wanted a Sportpacket. I live quite near from Kerava with my family and quitars
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