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Knock knock.......

Hello,

I don't yet own a SLK, but come August I probably will. I'm looking at getting an SLK300; budget of about Ł20k. Seen a few nice examples already inside my budget.

Before I head off searching & test driving, I like to know a few things about the cars. Is there a list of common faults/problems/issues anywhere on this site? If not, is there anything I should be wary of?

I like 'rare' cars. I currently have 2 MGs. A ZT190 and ZR diesel. I was going to go for the new MG6, but it doesn't do it for me. I like the look of the SLK, and I don't see too many of them about, which is what I like!

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Welcome from Ottawa Canada. The 300 you refer to is the 171 model? Great choice I would think...good balance of performance and mileage. Everyone here will tell you, I analyzed my purchase to death, that being said, ask yourself what you want it to do. Do you care about the sound system? MT or Auto? More grunt - go 350. Top down smiles and better mileage - maybe a 280 or even 200 (but by your stable I'm guessing you like to zip about a bit). Colours?

Only 171 issue of note is early 05's had some oil consumption/leaking issues, but most were caught up by a bulletin. Get a look at any car's maintenance history for trends. I don't know if there is an equivilent of Carfax over there, where you can check for accident history.

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Welcome from NW Blighty....

An SLK 300 (used to be called a 280 in the UK) would be a nice ride. Especially if you can get one with a manual 'box and sport pack...
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...is that a rain drop mark on that fender??
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Der Flieger: "I don't know if there is an equivilent of Carfax over there, where you can check for accident history."

Yep - we have HPI - it's a register that anyone with Ł25 (cheaper if you are in the trade) can use to get a vehicle's history, including accidents, outstanding loans or credit, etc.
Useful, but not completely foolproof - occasionally one slips through the net.
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Ah well, gone & done it.

Bought an SLK350

High insurance.
High fuel costs.
High road tax.

Who cares??! Not me! Pick it up on 26 May, can't wait!
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Ah well, gone & done it.

Bought an SLK350

..... Pick it up on 26 May, can't wait!
Congratulations What colour exterior and interior? What model year? Manual or auto transmission?

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