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#1 Old 08-25-2015
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New member from Colorado sends greetings!

Hi!


My name is Jim, and I just joined the forum. I don't have an SLK yet, but I'm in the market for a roadster. I also happen to be 6'8", so am a bit limited in which cars I fit in. I've tried the Z4, Boxster, SL, C5 Corvette, Infiniti G37, but by far, the R-171 SLK is the most comfortable of those for me to drive. I can comfortably fit without the seat back all the way, and I can even wear a hat with the roof up! The only car I still want to try is the Audi TT, but I find it hard to believe I'll find more room in a roadster than i have in the SLK.


So, I'll be looking for a car to purchase in the relatively near future, and am looking forward to showing it off here! Any information on how to be an informed purchaser of a used SLK would be greatly appreciated. I'll be looking for a later model R171, probably from 2008-2010, preferably with under 5K miles.


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Hi and welcome from SW Florida, good luck in your hunt
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Hi and welcome to SLK World from Southern England.
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Hi from London,

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

I get out to Colorado occasionally on business (Broomfield), and I love the town of Boulder!... good luck with the search for your perfect R171!

Some great R171 info, including Owner’s/Maintenance/COMAND manuals, etc.:
Bill's Den: Documents

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Hi Jim, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.


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Welcome from the Sacramento ValleySLK Enthusiasts!

6 ft 8 in is pretty tall, try a SLK 55 on for size.
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If you live in Northern California you can join us for a drive. We meet monthly for drives, road trips lunches. Feel free to call me or email me and I can add you to our email list. I always post events under California here on SLKWORLD.
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Hi and welcome to SLK World.

I actually have a nice 2011 SLK 350 for sale with only 18,300 miles on it. Just posted it on the site a few min ago actually. You should check it out.

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum.
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Welcome from Washington, DC and another Jim!

The SLK is by far the most comfortable and satisfying car I have ever owned. I hope you end up in a SLK and find the right one soon. Be sure to let us know how it goes and post pictures.

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Nice car! But out of my price range....


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I actually have a nice 2011 SLK 350 for sale with only 18,300 miles on it. Just posted it on the site a few min ago actually. You should check it out.

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Welcome from Washington, DC and another Jim!

The SLK is by far the most comfortable and satisfying car I have ever owned. I hope you end up in a SLK and find the right one soon. Be sure to let us know how it goes and post pictures.

Thanks! I work for a federal agency based in Gaithersburg, so I get out your way fairly regularly. If you see a nice example in the 2009-10 MY, let me know.


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Thanks all for the kind words! I'll certainly keep you posted as the search goes on.


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