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Looking to Buy an SLK

Hi Forum Members,

I'm a 62 year old former teacher from Connecticut. I retired this year and I've moved with my wife to our vacation home in Speculator, NY which is in the Adirondack Mountains. I'm looking to buy a low mileage SLK to use in the late spring, summer, and early fall. It's technically still the fall season but we have 8" of snow on the ground here in the mountains.

I've done a little studying up on the SLK and they seem to be pretty bullet proof. From your experience, would you agree with this premise? What should I look for and look out for in this purchase? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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

First please update your profile with your location (e.g. "Speculator, NY") and vehicle year and model (e.g. something like "Looking for ?? SLK"), as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information.
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 ‘location’ and ‘vehicle’ (and then click ‘SAVE CHANGES’ button at the bottom of the page). Info in your garage does not update your profile.


Tips of what to look out for will depend very much upon what your budget is and which type of SLK you're looking for. If you're able to narrow down a little by sharing approximate budget and/or year of SLK you're considering, that might help other members to offer more useful advice.

When you do find something, the following checklist may be useful too:
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Welcome to the forum.
Teacher eh? Youre in big trouble mister. There is a lot homework for you and I will check your progress frequently. (just kidding)
Start here https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-gen.../387770?page=1
Then go here https://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-gen.../273329?page=1
And then here https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...s/68666?page=1

In general, a well maintained car, with full service records will need only minor repairs but you should always be prepared for a large bill when the dreadfull warning lights on the dash appear.

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First please update your location and vehicle (Put Looking!)(year?: 1996-2017, model?: 32, 200, 230, 250, 280, 300,320,350,55) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t. This takes about 30 seconds to do.
Follow exactly to update: ‘Usercp’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘location’ and ‘vehicle’. Info in your garage does not update your profile.




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Hi Rick,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

Regional threads for you:
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Charlie has pointed you down the right track.

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