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Привет [p r i v é t] (Hello) from Odessa, Ukraine

Dear Forum [users] I've been reading you for half a year or so. Why would I? 'Cos i wanted to own SLK.

I stopped my wanting 10 days ago
Why?
Because I own it now

It's 2005 R171 200 Kompressor Iridium Silver on 17" rims and pretty much stock. The only tuning I did so far is the MagLite 3D torch in a reach of a hand for unusual situations Update: there actually is one non-stock thing on the body, who will notice it first? First one to guess would recieve a postcard from me, the real one

Well, despite I knew there are almost no smooth tarmac in my city http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Odesa (after every winter season) and my back will hurt of going everyday on such a stiff suspention and low-profile rubber I also understood that there are almost no other car that would give me the same joy of driving it and be a Merc at the same time

I'm a student so why do I need another car?

After W211 E200K (which still remains in my family) it handles like a Kart, damn I love this feeling!. W211 after SLK feels like S-class

I really wanted to post more info but I started to write this post at one time then made a break and finished in the evening so a lot of things i forgot.

If you have some questions feel free to ask, if you have smth else, feel free to hmm.. smth else)

Enjoy the pics, even if there's nothing unusual for an SLK, I'm not even sure whether my rims are rare(are they?), but in Ukraine the car is rare headturner for sure, there are 32 SLKs for sale in Ukraine (total 170s and 171s) and IMO 10 to 20 171s are with their happy(or not) owners and 100% info there are one 171 in black colour with the same rims, thank God 400km away), I've seen 2 171s in my city both driven by chicks.

I remember what I forgot! Ukraine is the country of prejudices so SLK is concidered as a chick's car but i dont give a duck IMO this is jealous to say such a things (Strange thing, but nowadays chicks prefer SUVs but SLK is still has this curse)

My previous cars were Daewoo Lanos(Chevy lanos for US and Europe is the same), Mitsubishi Pajero Sport (Montero Sport for US and hispanic countries), Mercedes-Benz W211 E200 Kompressor

BTW I call her Silver Arrow (i guess it's one of the most popular names for silver mercs, isn't?)

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Welcome from NE England.

I've been to (working in) Odessa (& Kiev) many times, and whilst I agree with you about the roads, I disagree with you about the prejudices. Whether it's because I'm a Brit working there or whatever, all the Ukrainians I've met have been charming,






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all the Ukrainians I've met have been charming,
That's because you are a foreigner who rides SLK with the steering wheel on the wrong side and with the yellow license plate on the back (which is for taxi bus in here)
A lot of people are charmed, except the jealous ones.

As you could probably noticed there are a lot of people living here lower then the mid-class, so my silver arrow could easily be scratched by nail for no reason, thank God it never happend to me, and I hope it never will

Хотел бы я жить где-то вроде Джерси что бы ездить по дорогам, на которых бы сердце кровью не обливалось

Thanks again for welcomes and care at all, the question about what is my little modification is still open. First one to guess would recieve a postcard from me, the real one, and I can write anything on your order in russian, ukrainian, english, french or german)
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Welcome.

What is considered non-stock in one continent may be stock in another. Are you referring to the small flaps (pig ears) on the rear fender at the wheel arch?

The only one I see is the body-coloured moulding between the exhausts on the rear bumper cover.

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You've certainly got the knack of taking superb photographs.
The clearest I've seen for a long while.
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Хотел бы я жить где-то вроде Джерси что бы ездить по дорогам, на которых бы сердце кровью не обливалось

Джерси - Is that the original Jersey in the Channel Islands, or the new one in our ex-colony (NE USA) ?






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What is considered non-stock in one continent may be stock in another. Are you referring to the small flaps (pig ears) on the rear fender at the wheel arch?
Yep, i meant them, congrats for your sharp eye) If you want your postcard to be delivered thousands miles just PM me your adress, and whether leave a text on my will or order your own)
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Джерси - Is that the original Jersey in the Channel Islands, or the new one in our ex-colony (NE USA) ?
I honestly don't know what to prefer)

Don't you plan to visit Ukraine soon?
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You've certainly got the knack of taking superb photographs.
The clearest I've seen for a long while.
Congratulations.
Thanks, it was taken before purchase.
Unfortunatelly I sold my DSLR camera to buy a new one, but spent money for important things, now collecting again. If I'll succes you will see more of them)
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Джерси - Is that the original Jersey in the Channel Islands, or the new one in our ex-colony (NE USA) ?
It is "ex", like so many other things in UK
CHE43, don't be so jealous about dorogi in NJ. They're far from what you think, especially after the winter like we just had, much closer to Odessa in quality
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Hi from London, congrats on the car great photos' too

Hope you'll be getting a new camera soon!
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It is "ex", like so many other things in UK
CHE43, don't be so jealous about dorogi in NJ. They're far from what you think, especially after the winter like we just had, much closer to Odessa in quality
Well, it's only three weeks I'm back from eurotrip. Been through Hunguary, Austria, Italy, Germany and I'm so impressed by the quality of tarmac, I don't even regret money we spent on the autobahns)
You can run 180 km/h, steer with one hand and sip a coffe withe other. I don't say this is safe, but this is at least possible without getting into trouble)
And what about Jersey, despite the road conditions in the city, I'm pretty sure highways are good) Where are you originally by the way?
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