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#1 Old 04-21-2016
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I Was Bitten By the SLK Bug!

Hi there to all of you fellow SLK owners! My love affair with sports cars began when I was very young! My cousin (whom I thought of as a goddess) took me for a ride In her little white convertible! I remember it had red interior. What a fun time that was! I've spent quite a few years working in the automotive field, mostly in independent garage management and aftermarket parts venues. I got the opportunity to work in the parts department at a Mercedes Benz dealership and it was there that I was bitten by the 'SLK Bug'! I left that job to pursue a career in retail management, but kept my dream of owning an SLK. After the company I work for closed the location I managed, I was faced with a 90 mile round trip commute to another store. I found I needed a car with more 'creature comforts' than the aging 944 Porsche (1983 model year) I drove at the time. Lucky for me, a former customer had just put her Firemist Red 1999 SLK 230 up for sale. I had admired it one day when I carried her purchases to her car for her and asked that should she ever wish to sell it, to please give me a call. I named my new/used SLK 'All Pretty' and the first week I had the car, she saved my life! I've driven that little SLK over 100,000 miles now and she keeps me feeling young even though a couple of expensive trips to the dealer for repairs have been frustrating- to say the least! I have recently undertaken several small tasks with success! (Tail lamp housings, engine air filter and cabin air filter) I still have much to do - Driver's side interior door handle is 'wonky', passenger's main window raises too high, central locking system is non-functioning and so on and so forth! I join your forum with the hope of gaining much-needed knowledge to enable me solve these problems and more. (Plus, it seems like there is a lot of fun to be had at SLKWorld)! With help, perhaps it will be possible to keep my great little car feeling young as well!

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Welcome from North Carolina! Once bitten.....addicted.......btw......nice color😏😏😏
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Rory that was a great intro. Welcome aboard this ship of princes, peasants, and kings (cue Bob Dylan). Please don't be put off by my tomfoolery.
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And nothing personal, but please stay off my block because so far my Firemist Red SLK is the nicest one on it!
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Thanks for that, Rory. Brightened up my evening no end.

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Great intro Rory and welcome from the south coast of England!
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