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Hi from Wirral, UK

This is the first SLK I've owned (first convertible car ever infact). 2009 SLK 200K in Palladium grey.
I got it at the end of August so did get a bit of top down experience before the weather turned.
Having a big engine is not important to me, I just want the wind in my face experience like I get on my motorbike.
Already found loads of excellent info and tips on here, especially about lubing the roof seals. I did this and got rid of all the creaking straight away.

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Hi Gary and Welcome from Northamptonshire. There are lots of us here, just like you. This site is a mine of information and friendly advice.

Lots of members round your way (I'm not going to name them as I just did that on another thread, and i don't want to annoy them (well, not too much anyway).

Your car sounds great - post some pics soon.
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Cool Welcome from the Midlands

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Hi Gary,

Welcome from....the Wirral!

Plenty of SLKers with bikes on here.

Lots of us with VFRs too (self included)

You just missed a trip out to Oswestry earlier today.
https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...er-2016-a.html

Donington has regular Brekky meets and is a pleasant drive from the Wirral.
This was the last one:
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There's a handy R171 diy link in my signature below.

I'll be organising a couple of Cheshire meets in 2017.
First one in March probably.
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Hi Gary, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, although things are a little quieter during the winter months. 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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Is that new Brighton dips.
Crickey we will be like twins
Can't do the bike now after a bit of an accident but the slk is a way round the problem. Not the same as the bike but still pretty cool.
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Is that new Brighton dips.
Crickey we will be like twins
Can't do the bike now after a bit of an accident but the slk is a way round the problem. Not the same as the bike but still pretty cool.
Enjoy your smile car
Sure is New Brighton.
I ride a VFR 1200 Crosstourer, and I ride it all year but really looking forward to some warm weather to enjoy the car.
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Lots of bikers with slks
Also lots more locals seem to be getting them but no one waves maybe it's the bike thing.
When I first met avel du at the tap his opinion of cars only use is an ashtray on wheels.

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