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Hello from Croatia

Hey everyone at SLKforums.....
Name is Andy,and I'm from Croatia,EU....

I'm looking to buy a 2004/2005 R171 SLK,and I joined forums to find all info I want before I make my purchase.

Looking to have great fun here and meet some new people
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Oh,prior to this car I used to have 2002. C class as my first car.
...then I replaced it with 2001. boxster Porsche....now I sold Porsche,and I'm into Benz again...
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Welcome from NE England (via Arnside ). Good luck with your search for an SLK. JB will be along shortly . . . .






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Hi from sunny London!

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Here i is!

Andy,

Welcome to the World’s Premier Mercedes-Benz SLK Community from Valrico, Florida!


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Thx all for nice welcome

I will use search mostly,and ask for things I can't find....I got cca 2months to decide which SLK engine I want and buy one...

Mostly I'm interested in consumption and reliability

But we'll discuss that in right sub forums
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Thx all for nice welcome

I will use search mostly,and ask for things I can't find....I got cca 2months to decide which SLK engine I want and buy one...

Mostly I'm interested in consumption and reliability

But we'll discuss that in right sub forums
I'd go for a 350, manual transmission, THE best SLK in the range - nearly as quick as a 55, but much more fun to drive than an automatic (but I'm biased ).






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I'd go for a 350, manual transmission, THE best SLK in the range - nearly as quick as a 55, but much more fun to drive than an automatic (but I'm biased ).
agreed!
and welcome from London!
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I did my homework on forum (many many infos,and all great stuff)

Judging from posts and experience with MB I have from family (grandpa is CL owner,ML is a family car), SLK is reliable car.

From consumption data I like slk200k stats....so that will be my engine of choice...

Price is around 19.000€ for 2004. SLK200K here... and that suits my budget since I have to buy car on my own,no shortcuts despite they could get me new SL )) and I'm proud I can get it on my own.

So I'll start looking for black one now.

And I have some interior plans,since I'm good with leather (kind of a hobby),but I'll think about that when I get it.
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. . . they could get me new SL . . .
Many of us here could have a SL if we wanted one, but the SLK is a much nicer car to drive.

Congratulations on buying your own






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I did not have any intention to brag about anything,I'm just happy cuz here where I live people think I get everything and I do nothing all day...and I'm happy that my work is paying of now and I can get myself what I like

I'll move to another SLK topic to find info that search did not provide.
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Welcome from Indy!

My paternal grandparents were Croatian, so that makes me 1/2 Croat, and proud of it. I wish I knew the language, but I wasn't around my grandmother much.

Good luck in your search.

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Welcome from Eugene, Oregon via San Diego, California!
The SL is a very beautiful luxury two seater; but like Woolly says, the SLK is much more fun to drive


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Welcome from Canada! Good luck with your search.
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