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#1 Old 09-30-2015
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From CLK550 to an SLK55

Hello to SLKWorld,

My name is Harry, and I am in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I finally ended up in an 06 SLK55 with 30k miles. It sounds and drives amazing.
I came over from the CLK550 with 19k miles(it unfortunately got totaled - built like a tank as I walked out without a scratch).
My overall impression in the first week of ownership is that they are two completely different cars - one more comfortable more luxurious (wood, softer seats, etc) but the SLK is a rocket!
I look ahead to doing many happy miles in it! I now have a permanent smirk on my face while driving!

Harry
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Hello to SLKWorld,

My name is Harry, and I am in the San Francisco Bay Area.
I finally ended up in an 06 SLK55 with 30k miles. It sounds and drives amazing.
I came over from the CLK550 with 19k miles(it unfortunately got totaled - built like a tank as I walked out without a scratch).
My overall impression in the first week of ownership is that they are two completely different cars - one more comfortable more luxurious (wood, softer seats, etc) but the SLK is a rocket!
I look ahead to doing many happy miles in it! I now have a permanent smirk on my face while driving!

Harry
Welcome from Rugby, UK!
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We have 2 SLK groups in your area, Northern California SLK Enthusiasts & Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts. We have monthly drives and meets. We are meeting this month as a joint meeting and are going from Tracy to Walnut Creek. We have a email list for notification shoot me an email and I can add you to the list [email protected] . We are also on Facebook see link below. Feel free to call me also 916/489-6936. Thanks
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Nice upgrade Harry & Welcome


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Greetings from another ex-CLK owner. Still miss it, sometimes...but the SLK is very special. Hope you enjoy yours as much as I do mine.
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