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Hello, I'm Cathy and I've just bought my second SLK 230 and I'm over the moon with it, it's beautiful inside and out, just like me. I went out to buy a Peugeot 206 CC and came home with this amazing car, it's going to get lots of TLC believe me.

I remember when I bought my first SLK, it was Yellow with Yellow and Black interior what a superb car, drive and colour. I was told then that once I drive the SLK 230 then I would find it very hard to get another car that was as good as this was, it was so true but I sold by lovely Merc to my brother five years ago, he still has it and it's still doing fine, just not as clean.

I needed to get a 'simple' car because mum was getting too old (84) to get in and out of the Merc (a bit how I felt a few days ago, but that went away with the fairies) so I got a Vauxhall Agila (go on then - big belly laugh! that's go that one out of the way).

Now I'm one happy retired old lady, and I promise to keep to the speed limit officer, honest I will.

Having that power in my hands again is so wonderful.

So if you see a little old blond lady in a black Merc, with the roof down in winter, Country Music blaring out of the speakers (yep I love loud music as well as fast cars) then say "Hi" and not "Turn that music down" please.

See you all again soon.
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Welcome to you from Mersea Island. This is a great forum with lots of friendly helpful knowledgeable people. If you need an answer for anything to do with your car somebody on here will know doubt be able help. Enjoy your SLK, mine is the best car I have ever owned.
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Hi Cathy, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us, and completing your profile and posting such a great intro!

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.

We've also just started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

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So if you see a little old blond lady in a black Merc, with the roof down in winter, Country Music blaring out of the speakers (yep I love loud music as well as fast cars) then say "Hi" and not "Turn that music down" please.

See you all again soon.
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Welcome from the Wirral.

dbgrn has given you the vital links to the UK community.

Well worth trying out one of our meets. Like the SLKs themselves, meets are addictive.
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And, with the others, a warm welcome to the forum from Surrey.

We all hope you enjoy your time on the forum almost as much as the time you spend behind the wheel. As others have said, this is a friendly forum. No pecking order, no 'mine is bigger than yours', just a bunch of people who enjoy their SLKs, enjoy meeting each other from time to time - and enjoy the banter that is 'SLKWorld'. Got a question? Ask it! Want to comment on something that happened to you or your SLK? Post it. Above all, enjoy yourself and your new SLK.

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Welcome from Leicester. Nice to know mines not the only SLK playing Country Music in this country
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Welcome Cathy from Tampa Bay! Do I ever wish the local retirees would follow your Lead. If they did I know my 15 minute work commute would Not take 30!

Striving to make Tomorrow better than Yesterday!
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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA!

I agree with you Cathy, top down radio up and wearing a huge smile!


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Welcome, and enjoy. I'll pass on the Country Music tho.
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