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#1 Old 11-17-2016
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Hi from South Wales

Hi everyone, I'm Nigel from near Cardiff in the UK. In August I bought a 2000 SLK 320 Auto in Silver. I fancied a bit of wind in my hair, fun motoring in a car that I can play with and give a bit of TLC and the SLK looked perfect. Best Ł3000 I've ever spent!! I love driving it, just so impressed but need to sort out some issues in the next few months. Just discovered this forum so looking to glean some valuable information.

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Hi Nigel,

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Hi Nigel, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

First please update your profile to add your your vehicle model year (e.g. "2000 SLK 320 R170"), as that can be useful when asking questions later.
Follow this to update: ‘User CP’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘vehicle’ (and then click ‘SAVE CHANGES’ button at the bottom of the page). Info in your garage does not update your profile.


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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Welcome from another Nigel in South Wales, just down the M4 a little from you. Although lived and worked in Cardiff 1983-1997.
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Thanks everyone for your warm welcome.

@bigboyows - I guess you're pretty close to me. Maybe if there's ever a meet-up in the area we could say hello.

@Jonathan Jackson - ouch!! bet that hurt. Is the picture on the right before or after crash?

Starting to resolve a few of the issues soon. Boot (trunk?) gas struts, set of NGK spark plugs and a pair of air filters winging their way to me at the moment. Also need to look at replacing leaky headlights, replace the 4 cheap and nasty odd tyres, check out various seals, refresh the leather seats etc., check out suspension bushes and other rubber bits and then attack the bits of rust (which I am led to believe may well be worse than they appear ). Should keep me going for the next few months just in time for some Spring open top motoring on some of the lovely roads here in South Wales.
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