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Question First time merc owner (maybe)

Hi

First post on the website

I joined as I am looking for advice about the SLK (1996 onwards)

I own an MG TF and have been looking at the SLK which seems to be great value at the moment

Can anyone give me some tips etc about these cars?

Is there a UK division of this site anywhere? All seems to be american.
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Welcome to the World’s Premier Mercedes-Benz SLK Community from Valrico, Florida!


Please update your location/vehicle (model and year) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information.
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Hi! from Weddington, NC. Keep the MG-TF a classic IMHO!
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Welcome from SoCal. My first MB is an R171 SLK350 less than 8 months ago and the car is so much fun it's becoming an addition. Worse, it inspired us to re-visit the dealer and add a CLK to the family fleet three weeks ago! I use the mbusa support section to download docs for the year and model of interest. Google for an equivalent URL for your market. US docs will give you a good idea of features, just with the steering wheel on the wrong side. This site is international. Lots of Americans here but many of the most active posters are in the EU. Funny, but my impression is that EU owners have a better time of it, especially in the UK, since some top aftermarket parts and places seem to be there or tailored to EU specs, e.g. comandonline, Dension bluetooth products, well-reviewed SLK custom shops. We do have a few good custom shops here in SoCal. Also, the US cars tend to lag behind in features-to-market vs. Euro counterparts, at least compared to the domestic German market. E.g., latest European models offer a state of the art navigation puck with the new COMAND (navi, stereo, etc.) system with a brain that docks in the glove box and let's you add apps and upgrades via USB with your computer. Wow. My US dealers said "What!? Never even heard of that." Join in and join the fun.
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