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#1 Old 08-04-2011
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Greetings from Hays Kansas

Just bought a beautiful 2006 SLK 280 in mint condition from a guy in Houston. I have been following this forum for several months, and finally found a SLK that was pristine. I have always owned domestic cars and trucks, although I just purchased a new Acura MDX for the wife.

I am enjoying the SLK 280 more than I thought I would. I actually tried to by a Porsche Boxster for the past year with no luck. I think the SLK is a much more luxury car than the Boxster.

Looking forward to meeting lots of SLK owners. I have the only SLK in this area!
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Very nice. Welcome to the forum from San Diego, CA. I enjoyed your fine city a few years ago although I avoided driving during daylight :-) You have some bad, bad traffic!
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Greetings from Tennessee !

I feel the same way - found a beautiful '06 SLK 280 and it was my first M-B as well. Absolutely love driving it !

Your challenge my friend, will be to find curvy roads and mountains which make it even more fun to drive ! Sounds like a Road Trip is in order !
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Welcome from Michigain via Dallas Texas.......
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Congratulations and welcome from sunny Florida.

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Welcome from Maryland! I would agree with you on the more luxurious part, my boss has a Boxster and he complains about the stiff suspension.
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#14 Old 08-06-2011
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Thanks for the welcome

Thanks to all for the welcome! I don't have too many winding roads in Kansas, as the Interstate system is one big straight 4 lane. We do have a 75 mph speed limit, so I can open up the SLK somewhat. The previous owner said he took it to 130 thru Oklahoma!

I agree that we have some of the worse drivers in the country here in Kansas. I am a electric utility manager and drive 25-30K miles per year, so I get to experience those bad drivers daily. Keeps you on your toes!
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Welcome from next door! I don't miss Kansas, I doubt there are many MBs in Hays. Congrats on the find.


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Welcome from Ormond Beach, FL use to live in Kansas City from 68 to 98 lived in Florida for past 13 years. Bet you are the only in Hay KS with an SLk.
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You're going to love the SLK - a superior car in every respect I think. And you're going to love the hardtop. Do you have airscarf? It will add to your "season". You may want to upgrade the wheels and tires to 350 standard.
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Welcome from Indy.

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