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UPDATED: BOUGHT ONE !! New Member saying hi and looking to buy!

Greetings to all, We don't yet own an SLK but the wife wants one.
Based in the UK and looking at several with a view to getting her it for Christmas.

Thanks to all in advance for any help and advice that may be provided.

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Have done so now.
Many thanks
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

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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 Surrey. What a lovely Christmas present. Hope your search is successful!

Don't be afraid to ask questions about proposed purchases. If you can, get the VINs of cars you're considering and one of the forum moderators will help you assess the options they will have been fitted with.

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Thanks for useful info. Will definitely do that with the vin number!
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Welcome from Northamptonshire. Good luck with the search.
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and best of luck with your search.
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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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 Wirral, England.

Your just about in range of some of the locations for meets.
Check out where we were this year (many repeat) and get a feel for what goes on.
List https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...-calendar.html
Archive https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...ml#post2834530

Those who go have a great time.
There's also a couple of weekends away in that listing.

Definitely do your datacard checks before agreeing to buy.
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Make sure you check the roof function. Faults can be easy or expensive to fix.
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Wish you a good & successful hunt and look forward to seeing the wifes car in a future RoTM.

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Make sure you check out the SmartTop link from Jbanks.
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.

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Hi and welcome from Bristol, U.K. Which SLK to go for I guess depends a lot on budget and what it'll be used for. I went 350 as not using it every day but actually surprised how good it is on fuel. Good luck with your search.


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Smile Thanks to everyone

Thanks for all the friendly welcome messages and useful hints. Seem like a great forum and really looking froward to sealing the deal on a car and getting involved.

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