It's Convertible weather here in VA - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

New Members Introduce Yourself Here New members come here first!. Update your profile: model, year and location. Post any issues in the relevant section. The team may then post a link to your issue thread in your introduction.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
#1 Old 03-19-2011
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern, VA
Vehicle: '99 Slk230
Posts: 7
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
It's Convertible weather here in VA

Greetings to all.

Bought my 1999 this time last year. Low miles garage queen, super cheap.
I have nothing but love for this car and expect to keep it as long as I am able to climb in and out. My wife takes the car whenever she goes out with the girls, which is a fair trade since her daily is a total momwagon.
I noticed a moderator from Rochester, NH, which is near where I grew up. My parents lived in Gonic until just a few years ago and I was all over Rochester last year after my purchase.
I inherited a few problems with the car, as it just wasn't driven regularly enough, but nothing that I couldn't handle, especially with some of the links I found here.

Enjoy your weekend,

Kevin
AKA Playdbluz @yahoo.com
AKA Nurse Stinkypants on Facebook
playdbluz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 03-19-2011
-1-
Don - Founding Member #4
 
-1-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia USA
Vehicle: *2014 BMW i3*2012 Prius Plug-In*All Elect/Hybrid
Posts: 5,857
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,123
Thanked 743 Times in 587 Posts
Hi and welcome from central Virginia. Great top down day yesterday (Friday). Where in southern Va are you located?.
-1- is offline  
#3 Old 03-19-2011
Administrator/Founding Member

 
jbanks15's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Tampa, Florida
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG Kleemann Supercharger, ECU tune, Headers and LSD, CF Diffuser
Posts: 91,270
Country:
Chats: 38
Mentioned: 460 Post(s)
Tagged: 5 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6498 Post(s)
Thanks: 3,232
Thanked 11,036 Times in 8,393 Posts
Welcome from Valrico, Florida!
And welcome to this great forum!









If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before.
In addition, if you haven’t, please post your question in the appropriate discussion forum for a quicker response. Be patient and a knowledgeable member or guest will address your question.
If you wish to PM (Private Message) someone, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘new members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeff, US Army Master Sergeant Retired
Administrator/Founding Member
2009 SLK 55 AMG Black/Black
Kleemann Supercharger thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Kleemann ECU Tune, headers and downpipes thread here:

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Albums:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

ClearBra
OEM MB Plexiglass Draught Stop
Smarttop version 3.22
Previous - 02 SLK 320, 05 SLK 350
jbanks15 is offline  
 
#4 Old 03-19-2011
Administrator
 
Livefreeordie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Rochester,NH USA
Vehicle: 2002 SLK230K
Other Toys: 1986 560SL, 2012 VW Tiguan, 2017 Ram laramie 1500
Posts: 17,116
Country:
Chats: 27
Mentioned: 83 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 105 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,097
Thanked 1,292 Times in 1,143 Posts
Garage
Welcome from New Hampshire
Livefreeordie is offline  
#5 Old 03-19-2011
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indy
Posts: 2,421
Country:
Chats: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Thanks: 118
Thanked 290 Times in 244 Posts
It's odd saying "Welcome" to some one who's been here for 9 mos., but Welcome from Indy! I've had the top down(my SLK's, that is) 5-6 times(todays driving included) since I first drove my SLK home 13 days ago. Having the heated seats and Airscarf has made it a bit easier on those cool drives...this could be addictive...
Galo is offline  
#6 Old 03-19-2011
Registered Users
 
jack230's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Wildwood, TX
Vehicle: 2003 SLK 230
Posts: 60
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 8 Posts
Welcome ... play

yesssssssss ... put top down yesterday! mama and i took a ride to catfish cabin. on the way home a VAN passed us. mama said HOW DARE YOU LET THAT HAPPEN. GET THAT VAN ...
jack230 is offline  
#7 Old 03-19-2011
-1-
Don - Founding Member #4
 
-1-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia USA
Vehicle: *2014 BMW i3*2012 Prius Plug-In*All Elect/Hybrid
Posts: 5,857
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,123
Thanked 743 Times in 587 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jack230 View Post
yesssssssss ... put top down yesterday! mama and i took a ride to catfish cabin. on the way home a VAN passed us. mama said HOW DARE YOU LET THAT HAPPEN. GET THAT VAN ...
S-l-o-w-e-r top down driviing (smell the roses) is OK.
-1- is offline  
#8 Old 03-19-2011
Premium Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Indy
Posts: 2,421
Country:
Chats: 2
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 13 Post(s)
Thanks: 118
Thanked 290 Times in 244 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by -1- View Post
S-l-o-w-e-r top down driviing (smell the roses) is OK.
Only for stop signs, hairpin turns and critters crossing the road
Galo is offline  
#9 Old 03-19-2011
Founding Member #2

 
etyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
Posts: 19,391
Country:
Chats: 11
Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 345 Post(s)
Thanks: 4,571
Thanked 3,141 Times in 2,269 Posts
Garage
Welcome from southern California.

Eddy



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pewter(cubanitsilber metallic)/Beige, PIII package, Airscarf, Hands-Free Communication System, Lighting package; Designo Black Leather Cover on e-brake handle(Thank you Bill T), SmartTop v3.x, John's 3BFM, M113 AMG OEM air filters, Modified R170 ant., clear side-markers & front parking lamps w/error-free LEDs, chromed front & rear turn indicator lamps, steel mesh at battery bay cover & cabin air intake, sock-over-seatbelt buckles, belt-loop guide protectors, Lamin-X fog lamp protectors, bilateral rear fog lamps enabled, AMG crest on gear shift knob
etyu is offline  
#10 Old 03-19-2011
Premium Member

 
LIL DON SLK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Sacramento, California
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 55 AMG White 8 cylinder
Posts: 10,645
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 144 Post(s)
Thanks: 928
Thanked 545 Times in 504 Posts
Garage
Welcome from another windy city ( at least for the next 2 days) man it is really blowing out there. I am from usually sunny Carmichael California.
LIL DON SLK is offline  
#11 Old 03-19-2011
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Cannes
Vehicle: 2004 SLK 200K
Posts: 28
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 4 Times in 3 Posts
welcome from France
beotien1 is offline  
#12 Old 03-20-2011
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern, VA
Vehicle: '99 Slk230
Posts: 7
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Hi Don. We are in Halifax, Virginia. Had had a place on Buggs Island Lake (Kerr Dam) up until last year when we downsized, bought a little place in town, and I went back to school.
I like living in Virginia (moved here in 85), but it actually gets too hot to put the top down in July/August. That's crazy!
playdbluz is offline  
#13 Old 03-20-2011
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern, VA
Vehicle: '99 Slk230
Posts: 7
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
yeah... I signed up a while back but just got round to contributing. Once I find my way around, I'll post some fixes I've put my hands on which I didn't see helps for (they might be there and I just didn't find them.
playdbluz is offline  
#14 Old 03-20-2011
Founding Member #2

 
etyu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Orange County, CA
Vehicle: 2008 SLK 55
Posts: 19,391
Country:
Chats: 11
Mentioned: 77 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 345 Post(s)
Thanks: 4,571
Thanked 3,141 Times in 2,269 Posts
Garage
I am resisting trying not to mention stinkypants (would've been a distinctive forum name).

Eddy



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Pewter(cubanitsilber metallic)/Beige, PIII package, Airscarf, Hands-Free Communication System, Lighting package; Designo Black Leather Cover on e-brake handle(Thank you Bill T), SmartTop v3.x, John's 3BFM, M113 AMG OEM air filters, Modified R170 ant., clear side-markers & front parking lamps w/error-free LEDs, chromed front & rear turn indicator lamps, steel mesh at battery bay cover & cabin air intake, sock-over-seatbelt buckles, belt-loop guide protectors, Lamin-X fog lamp protectors, bilateral rear fog lamps enabled, AMG crest on gear shift knob
etyu is offline  
#15 Old 03-20-2011
-1-
Don - Founding Member #4
 
-1-'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia USA
Vehicle: *2014 BMW i3*2012 Prius Plug-In*All Elect/Hybrid
Posts: 5,857
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,123
Thanked 743 Times in 587 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by playdbluz View Post
Hi Don. We are in Halifax, Virginia. Had had a place on Buggs Island Lake (Kerr Dam) up until last year when we downsized, bought a little place in town, and I went back to school.
I like living in Virginia (moved here in 85), but it actually gets too hot to put the top down in July/August. That's crazy!
Great, right down the road. I'm in Chester. Downsizing is good, it gets your priorities in order. Last summer was HOT, but you can always sneak in a cool morning or evening. Glad you're here (SLKWorld) and there (Halifax).
-1- is offline  
#16 Old 03-20-2011
aka John

 
UK-C200's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Richmond, Tx
Vehicle: LHD Black SLK350, LHD Firemist SLK55
Other Toys: Nacra F18
Posts: 13,012
Country:
Chats: 1143
Mentioned: 13 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 30 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,712
Thanked 2,920 Times in 2,028 Posts
Welcome to the forum from Birmingham, where my LSU tee shirt didn't go over very well at breakfast!



UK-C200 is offline  
#17 Old 03-20-2011
Registered Users
 
patwin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Rochester, NY
Vehicle: 2001 SLK 230 Kompressor
Posts: 43
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 2
Thanked 15 Times in 5 Posts
Garage
Welcome from Rochester NY!
patwin is offline  
#18 Old 03-20-2011
Premium Member
 
Dave54's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Portland, Oregon
Vehicle: 2009 SLK 350
Posts: 17,315
Country:
Chats: 2
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 81 Post(s)
Thanks: 1,526
Thanked 1,325 Times in 1,217 Posts
Garage
Welcome from Portland, Oregon.
Dave54 is offline  
#19 Old 03-20-2011
Registered Users
 
GeeJay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: North-West Blighty.....
Vehicle: '16 C250d AMG Estate Premium+ Designo Hyacinth Metalic
Other Toys: Guitars... :-) Formerly '08 SLK200 6sp Palladium
Posts: 5,134
Country:
Chats: 91
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 70 Post(s)
Thanks: 652
Thanked 793 Times in 574 Posts
Enjoy your SLK, they are great cars....
GeeJay is offline  
#20 Old 03-21-2011
Registered Users
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern, VA
Vehicle: '99 Slk230
Posts: 7
Country:
Chats: 0
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
Originally Posted by etyu View Post
I am resisting trying not to mention stinkypants (would've been a distinctive forum name).

I was dubbed "Nurse Stinkypants" by Dr Patch Adams this winter at a medical/clowning conference. Playdbluz is my long-time moniker
playdbluz is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mercedes Benz SLK Forum > General Discussion about Mercedes Benz SLKs > New Members Introduce Yourself Here

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Upload your files to MEGAUPLOAD
Upload your images to ImageShack

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes Benz SLK Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Frozen Icy Weather - Risks of Opening Doors/Window Drop tonywilde SLK R171 General Discussion 3 01-10-2011 08:40 AM
New AMG SLS Convertible? Swagman AMGs 5 10-27-2010 08:30 PM
Convertible Car Hire USA Wimbledon_SLK General Discussion 20 05-15-2009 10:53 AM
Almost buyer remorse! Drove the new BMW 335 Convertible today! CarolinaPinball AMGs 11 05-05-2007 12:12 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 

Clubs, Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.