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#1 Old 09-26-2015
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Greetings From Arizona

Hello, SLK World. I want to thank you for all the content contained on the forum herein. It's a bit of a long story, but while looking for something to get me around in a new city (because public transit in and around Phoenix, AZ leaves a lot to be desired) that wasn't a Honda Civic or something else equally uninspiring, I happened across an ad for an ultra-low mile (averaged less than 4,000 miles a year), one-owner '99 R170 SLK 230 Sport package. It wasn't exactly what I was looking for, but after a test drive, I was hooked. After a certified Mercedes mechanic signed off, I took possession. I then graduated from lurker status on this page to member status.

I initially found this forum after searching for information about puckering on the headliner, what it indicated, and how much the headliner was to replace. It was also nice to know that replacing mirrors seems to be a common thing with R170s.

There are a few things I want to do to the car, but for now, just enjoying it. I'll get around to posting some photos as well. Don't know if I'll go crazy with mods, but this smart roof I see posted about is certainly intriguing. I've also bookmarked the local Arizona SLK Club, and hope my travel schedule allows me to attend an event here and there.
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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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Welcome from Southern Maryland. Can you drive by my mothers house in Litchfield Park and show her the SLK is not dangerous to ride in? She is visiting for a week next month.


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Welcome from Southern Maryland. Can you drive by my mothers house in Litchfield Park and show her the SLK is not dangerous to ride in? She is visiting for a week next month.
Haha- well, my SLK230 may not be dangerous, but I don't know if I could say the same thing about a similarly-sized car with a 5.5-liter V8 stuffed under the hood!
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Haha- well, my SLK230 may not be dangerous, but I don't know if I could say the same thing about a similarly-sized car with a 5.5-liter V8 stuffed under the hood!
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Welcome from Phoenix. German Auto on 7th Str and Camelback is a really good Indy Shop if you ever need work done on your R170. I have been dealing with Eric for 15 Years. If I can be any help just Pm me.
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Welcome from Phoenix. German Auto on 7th Str and Camelback is a really good Indy Shop if you ever need work done on your R170. I have been dealing with Eric for 15 Years. If I can be any help just Pm me.
Good to know, and I may take you up on that. Out of curiosity, anything going on with the Arizona SLK club? I posted in the thread yesterday, and so far nada.
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Honestly do not know if the AZ SLK Club is still active you might just want to check out the MB Club Southwest.
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