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#1 Old 02-21-2016
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Noobie here...

Greetings!

Was driving through a car lot last Friday evening and spotted an 2005 SLK55 AMG. I test drove it and bout it 20 minutes later i had bought it

This will be my first convertable, my 2nd AMG, previously owned an 2002 C32, and will be my 7th Mercedes. The SLK seems like it's going to be an fun car. Wife keeps trying to convince me that I bought it for her... LOL!

Looking forward to learning more about my new SLK out here on slkworld.com!

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Welcome from central Florida. Nice purchase story. In regards to whether the car is for you or the wife, our story is just the opposite, I purchased it for her, but it is really my toy.

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Congratulations on your AMG. Enjoy!
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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 Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
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Welcome from sunny Florida. Your story parallels mine rather closely. I've had my '07 SLK55 for a bit over 3 weeks now. She was so pretty, and the deal too sweet, to pass up.

Lots of knowledge and great tips to be found here. Have fun reading the manual. I'm still trying to digest mine.
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Hi and welcome from SW Florida
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Hello from Belgium.
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