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#1 Old 09-15-2016
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New & Excited SLK Owner

I'm new to this world of driving.

Been for driving for over 10years in general but mainly my cars have been, Fords, Vauxhalls & Toyota, never before a Benz.

I took the leap 2 weeks ago yesterday to hand in my Ford Streetka and go for a SLK 350.

Wooooooo what a jump from 1.6 to a 3.5

But it was worth it.

Pure brute force in this v6 engine every time I put my foot down it wants to take off. ?

I just love and been browsing this site and also brought and installed a Smartop adding to the extra wow factor.

Thanking this whole community for wonderful community.
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us!

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There's a summary post that I maintain for all UK meets here, and links to examples and pictures from this year's past meets are available here.

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• Recoding: 2 rear fogs; Outside temp in lower MFD; MPH-KM/H selectable speedo (thanks Sean!)

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Welcome from another MB newbie in North Wales. You didn't hang around with the Smart Top! I've been pondering it since I joined.

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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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 to the gang! I love it when folks are excited! I love mine too!
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Welcome from another MB newbie in North Wales. You didn't hang around with the Smart Top! I've been pondering it since I joined.

Enjoy!
Worth every penny.

Don't ponder. If you have money available do it now.

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Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



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Welcome from the Wirral.

UK is getting more active every year with meets and we have our own section:
United Kingdom Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

With a good calendar:
https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...-calendar.html


These give some idea of what goes on and what's on this month:
https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...st-joined.html
https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...ber-meets.html

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Welcome from Berkshire. Fun ain't they? :-)
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Welcome from North Hampshire - Agree the SLK350's are quick...!!
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