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Hello from Rural Suffolk UK

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My partner and I have just purchased our first Mercedes. Her indoors has always wanted a convertible. We thought we would look around, but actually purchased the first car we looked at. Hope we have done the right thing. The car is a 2004 200SLK compressor with 66K on the clock. We have only had it a few days, and realise we know nothing about Mercedes cars, joining the forum seemed the sensible thing, to perhaps meet other like minded people, and find out more about the SLK.

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Hi Badger, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us!

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What model

Hi, and thanks for your welcome. perhaps you might tell us first what R model we have purchased. It is on a 04 plate. We also have other questions to ask, but will do a search first. Many thanks.

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Hello and welcome from sunny France...

You are in for a fun time with your lovely car...

but if you do have any hiccups, this is the right forum for advice and help...

Now get on out there... and enjoy yourselves...
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Hi, and thanks for your welcome. perhaps you might tell us first what R model we have purchased. It is on a 04 plate. We also have other questions to ask, but will do a search first. Many thanks.

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You tell us. The 200 was made from 1996 through current year

does it have the F1 nose or not?
Post your vin for your free datacard to know for sure

https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...r171-r172.html
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Hi and welcome
If it looks like this it's a 170ImageUploadedByTapatalk1439036413.084354.jpg
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Yep...loks like that. So I have a R170 then...many thanks.
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Hi, and thanks for your welcome. perhaps you might tell us first what R model we have purchased. It is on a 04 plate. We also have other questions to ask, but will do a search first. Many thanks.

Badger
Hi Badger,
Welcome to the forum from sunny Norfolk!
Sounds like you have an R171 model - the one with a pointy snout.
Lots of info on here about these cars.
Cheers

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Welcome aboard from another rural Suffolk country bumpkin.

Enjoy the Merc and the forum, someone usually knows if you needs any help with anything.
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fairly new thenmines 15 years old with 104000 miles on the clock and still drives like its just come from the showroom
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Welcome from us too, my wife's slk 230k r170 few mods , never let us down, apart from alarm , imobaliser issue, all sorted only happens when parked next to one factory ( sorted - park somewhere else )


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Chrome light trims
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