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#1 Old 02-25-2016
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Cool Recently retired and enjoying my new toy

I'm a transplanted Midwesterner to Northern California. Spent 41 years as an Insurance Adjuster drooling over other peoples beautiful toys. So I decided to take a little of the retirement fund and get one of my own. I just recently bought a 2006 280 SLK. I've had it for 2 weeks and am loving every mile and minute of it. Living on the coast and close to the mountains the scenery is fantastic for driving around and my second love photography. Now I have a new model to insert into my shots. https://www.slkworld.com/images/SLKWo...face_smile.png
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sounds like fun...welcome from Texas BTW....
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Welcome to the forum. I also just retired and moved from NJ to our beach house on the Delaware shore. I had to turn in my company car so I decided to buy a fun car which was a 2005 SLK350. Best of luck with the retirement and the new toy.
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Welcome from Brisbane Austraia. Pleased you are enjoying your car so much. I have had mine for two years and I still smile every time I put the key in the ignition and pull the switch to drop the roof.
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