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#1 Old 04-23-2011
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This is my first Mercedes SLK230, it is a 1999 model in excellent condition I have driven BMW's for years but fancied the top down
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I too came over from BMW after 35 years of constant BMW ownership {14 of them} though I did own one Benz back in the '80s, a 300 TD sedan which was quite utilitarian but no fun! I now have a 2010 E350 which I bought new when I couldn't stomach another BMW with run-flat tires, no dipstick and i-Drive that only a Nintendo freak could love. More recently I bought a used SLK 280 because my wife wanted a 'red M-B convertible'. She decided it was too low for her tastes and I inherited it. After 20,000 miles it still doesn't quite 'feel' like a sports car but nevertheless is a very competent machine. Like M-B sedans, it feels like it is about to lean too much, then takes a set and all is well. I have begun to learn to trust it! Seriously, I like it.
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welcome mjs161!
I've an SLK230 too, mine's 2000
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Thanks for welcome Joe we will be visiting NY for the first time next month, so looking forward to it
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Thanks for welcome messages

Thanks to everyone for all the welcome messgaes, this looks like a really friendly and informative site, I look forward to using it regularly.
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Hi
This is my first Mercedes SLK230, it is a 1999 model in excellent condition I have driven BMW's for years but fancied the top down
Welcome from sunny Florida! Lovely top down weather we are having over here.
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#20 Old 04-26-2011
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Thanks for the welcome, its turned cold here, wish I was in sunny Florida, I love it!! We visit nearly every year for our vacation. Visiting later this year, October/November hope the weather is good then. Will have to hire a drop top.
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