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Hello from Bath, UK

Having joined the forum last week, I actually collected my SLK today. It's a 58 plate MY09 SLK 350 and I already love the power! I even got the top down on the way home and the sun came out for a bit.


It came with COMAND NTG 2.5 which has never been updated, so my first job is to work out if it is worth keeping or whether I should replace it with a Dynavin (the interface looks pretty much ideal to me) or similar.

See you around,

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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 from the Wirral.

Nice looking car. The better half has an 09 350, she loves it.

The UK has quite an active group, you can see what they get up to and dates for meets here:
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Hi Andrew, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us, completing your profile and posting an 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 started plotting where our UK members are recently - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

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Having joined the forum last week, I actually collected my SLK today. It's a 58 plate MY09 SLK 350 and I already love the power! I even got the top down on the way home and the sun came out for a bit.


It came with COMAND NTG 2.5 which has never been updated, so my first job is to work out if it is worth keeping or whether I should replace it with a Dynavin (the interface looks pretty much ideal to me) or similar.

See you around,

Andrew
Hi Andrew
I have a Silver SLK350 as well a little older than yours. I've been very happy with it. As you say it does have legs and sounds nice too if you put your foot down.
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Welcome from North Hampshire - Great Colour....!!

I've had My R171/350 for 4 years and still enjoying the top down driving

My COMAND was updated for free just before the 3 year warranty ran out.
But use an air vent mounted TomTom SatNav with live traffic, for navigation & traffic avoidance..
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Nice car

Nice car, welcome to the site and thanks for showing us that beauty.
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