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#1 Old 10-08-2016
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Hi - glad to see everyone again

Hi, my name is Alex, living in Denmark

I am a previous happy owner of a SLK230 R170449 in the years 2006 - 2012. However after selling that car, the last four years, we have had our BMW118D and some Volkwagen cars - But none of them convertibles.

I used to visit the other large MB forums a lot when owning my last SLK especially in 2006-2007 (I have the same username over there but only made a few postings), but at that time i think this forum was only in starting-phase , and I never got to register here.. before now!

The Bimmer118 got in bad-standing when it trashed its motor at 94.000 km (apparently due to well-known issue with the timing chain tensioners, so beware if driving 2007-2010 BMW 16,18 or 20 motors) and is therefore sold.

I am currently driving a long-term rented BMW I3 (don't harass me, but i really enjoy driving this electric car, and think that going forward our number-2 car will remain being an electric vehicle)

I am however really missing the good times in my SLK and some wind in my hair, and I am currently considering buying a R172.

Looking forward to gain a lot of knowledge on this model from all you great people.

See you in the forums!!
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Hi Alex, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.

Good luck with your search for a 172.

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Hi Alex, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us, and for posting such a great intro!

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Enjoy the forum! There's nothing wrong in my book if you like other cars too ... I've been interested in the I3 myself. :-)

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Just a short update, that I can now consider me "one of you"

I have been in the final part of the research process for my new (used) SLK R172 for some weeks, and these last days I felt it was closing in.

Today i sealed the deal and am now the proud owner of a 6-2011 SLK 250 CGI, with only 36.000 KM (22,000 Miles) on the clock.
.. a really healthy car, primarily used in the summertime, thus the low mileage, and with well documented service history from local authorized MB-dealers.

Only just got home, and its is late in the evening in Denmark/Europe, so forgive me the poor picture (taken with iPhone 5s)

Can't wait driving to work in this beauty tomorrow!!!
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