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#1 Old 08-10-2015
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Talking Hello from a UK newbie

I'm now the proud owner of a dark blue r171 06 SLK 200 kompressor with 79k on the clock , I bought the car as a replacement for our old Renault Clio, it had served as our reliable, functional and very economical workhorse for the last four years but my wife has never had anything other than a "functional" car so I decided to treat her to a convertible sports car, I narrowed it down to the SLK230 or 200, the deciding factor for choosing the 200 being my concerns regarding bodywork of the 230 .
On purchasing the car in Sheffield I made the hundred odd mile trip home, by the time I arrived back I was completely enamoured, I've had many many cars over the years and as far as "fun" cars go this one goes it's got to be up around the top of my list.
I'm hoping that I can make use of the knowledge and experience of the forum and even eventually provide some input of my own.
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owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

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Thanks for the welcome and the useful links, as I mentioned the car was bought with the best intentions for my wife, but I've now taken quite an interest in it. That means I've now put my tinkering head on (much to her ladyships dismay) I've already got my eye on the stubby aerial mod (or do I mean eye out ) I wouldn't mind looking at upgrading the comand head if possible but I'm not sure if that would be within my technical capabilities.
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Welcome from Scotland.
Looks like you're going to be busy modding, and unlikely that the lady wife will get to see the new addition - or you! - for a while.
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Hello and welcome from sunny France...

Well done... you have bought a really fun car... as you have already found out..... but please do let your wife use the car from time to time too..
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