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A liitle about me. in the past five years I have owned two Vettes.and a Miata....Was looking at the new ND Miata and it was king of a let down. As I was leaving the lot I saw this red roadster. A closer look revealed it was a Mercedes.......Darn. I deel t is a tad showy.......But no more than a Corvette. I have ZERO knowledge of the brand and as the years went by I heard these horror stories about buying them without or out of warranty. I will pay the dealer for service if it's reasonable. One of the things I want to learn here . Is the car problemsome or very reliable . Does every one use the ABC Service with the dealer? I have never had a Merceded and don't want to appear showy.... and it's red In any ase I am sure most of not all my answers will come from reading the threads.......I really want to like this car.....and I want to blow $28000.
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Welcome from Little River, SC.

We have a NC/SC SLK Owners Group that gets together around every 3 months for a Saturday of enjoying our SLK's as a group. No fees or dues just what you have for lunch. Our get together is a way to pick up some good tips on your SLK.

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

The answer to your question depends on which model you are looking at.
There are several body types if you include pre and post facelift versions of the R170/171/172.
There are several engine types.

When looking through the threads on reliability you should bear two things in mind.
R170/171 cars are much older and older cars show signs of wear through age and neglect.
People are more likely to post that they have a problem that they want help with and
unlikely to post when there is nothing wrong (other than sharing drives/photos etc).

When you do get an SLK you should have a look at the SmartTop. #1 addition for many of us.
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Welcome from North Carolina. Mine is old and very Red. So far, only normal maintenance except for a harmonic balancer ($400). I too was a little reluctant, but so far the pleasure has far exceeded the cost. The forum is a great place for knowledge. Enjoy your search!


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Welcome from Wirral, England.

The answer to your question depends on which model you are looking at.
There are several body types if you include pre and post facelift versions of the R170/171/172.
There are several engine types.

When looking through the threads on reliability you should bear two things in mind.
R170/171 cars are much older and older cars show signs of wear through age and neglect.
People are more likely to post that they have a problem that they want help with and
unlikely to post when there is nothing wrong (other than sharing drives/photos etc).

When you do get an SLK you should have a look at the SmartTop. #1 addition for many of us.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...ing-about.html

In addition to a local club (post 11) there are also regional threads for your area:
U.S. Southeast Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

He is looking at a 2012 350 which is a 172.
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Welcome from South Africa.. All cars need a lot of TLC and if the one that you are looking at diddn't quite get that, then you may have some expense ahead of you.. My Local Mechanic is not a MB Dealer but he sure know how to sort out my car and keep the bills down!! I could not want a better car to put a smile on my Dial!!
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