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Hello everyone, new member from Inverness in Scotland. Was looking for something for summer since getting rid of my 330ci and mr2 and now have a Volvo v40 for fishing and work!
I searched for a while and finally found a 2002 slk200, after a test drive I was sold, reminded me a lot of the mr2 and that was an 8 year affair.
Not too many problems with the car so far, just little bits and pieces.
Hardtops sticking and needs a wee punch to get it moving, I'll grease the latches and see how I get on.

Anyway. My names Jamie, looking forward to heeding advice from you and learning about the new car!

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Morning and welcome from South Yorkshire Jamie, there is section on here devoted to lubricating the roof mechanism and looking after the seals, another for cleaning and clearing the drains which left blocked will lead to water getting into the car, that's a good start for a new owner and I am sure Jeff or another moderator will be along to point you in the right direction, if the car does not have the glovebox handbook that's on here as well and is well worth reading.

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Thanks for the info, it came with very little documentation except a non genuine service book and some old MOT's!
Book will come in handy!
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Hi Jamie, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us!

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USA versions of the owners manuals can be downloaded from here:
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