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just bought a SLK55

nearly 3 years old, black inside and out. First AMG, first Mercedes and first German car. Looking forward to having some fun with it ! What should I look out for and any suggested things I should do to it. I pick it up in a 9 days time, can't wait !

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Congratulations on your new car, great choice, and welcome to the forum.


Post some pictures as soon as you get it!!


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That's easy to answer, Drive it lots!
Welcome from Australia.
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thanks for the warm welcome and tips

I'm going to enjoy it here I can see already !!
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nearly 3 years old, black inside and out. First AMG, first Mercedes and first German car. Looking forward to having some fun with it ! What should I look out for and any suggested things I should do to it. I pick it up in a 9 days time, can't wait !

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Im loving your work & very good taste I must say . Had our 55 for about 7 years now still not board . Keep an eye on the UK section for meet ups if your in to that sort of thing .


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Greetings from a fellow 2013 SLK55 owner!

If your new ride still has its stock Conti 5P tires, be aware that they are summer tires and handling and braking suffer when it gets cold. Continental recommends a minimum operating temperature of ~45°F/7°C (and forget using them in snow or ice). Looks like your local weather is right on the edge of things right now.
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thanks all for the warm welcomes, you seem a friendly bunch !
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