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Good evening all, my name is Alun and I am I live just outside Preston in Lancashire. I am looking at the moment for and SLK but not sure which model to look at which year etc. I would appreciate any help.


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Well mine is my 1st ever Merc, went in feet 1st and got a 171, 2006, 60k miles AMG55. £18k from a garage near Doncaster. Big deal for me and was quite worried about what I was to end up with. The drive back home to Scotland just highlighted what am amazing car it is. Lucky as it's a weekend fun car so not bothered about fuel economy but have to say seeing low 20's makes me frown, but then I forget as I hear the mighty V8 thunder! Best car I've ever driven, period.
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Thanks for the welcome, it is greatly appreciated. I am not after massive power (but enough) and to be able to drive from Preston to Skye and get out with out my back being in bits, what would you suggest? I have been steered (if you pardon the pun) to SLK230 or above and after 2002 in age. Budget about £4K. I know this is not a lot but that's what I have available.
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Hi Alun, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

I know several other members with an SLK230, so I bet you'd love that!... just make sure you use the checklists that Jeff provided the link for, and watch out for rust. Most other things often have potential DIY fixes that you'll find somewhere on the forum. Good luck with your search.

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, but please feel free to come along to a meet even before you've bought an SLK (can be useful to chat with other members, and look at their SLKs too). If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There are summary posts that I maintain for all UK meets (2016 here & 2017 here). Links to examples and pictures from 2016's past meets are available here.

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Thanks for the welcome, it is greatly appreciated. I am not after massive power (but enough) and to be able to drive from Preston to Skye and get out with out my back being in bits, what would you suggest? I have been steered (if you pardon the pun) to SLK230 or above and after 2002 in age. Budget about £4K. I know this is not a lot but that's what I have available.
£3K bought me a 2000 320 V6 with 65,000 on the clock and minimal rust (just a little surface stuff which I intend to get seen to soon) and an interior that still looks really good. The V6 just has that bit more power and torque and is a more effortless drive, and sounds better. Mine is a pleasure to drive.

If your budget is £4k absolute max. aim for a £3K car and keep some in reserve for the odd problems that will crop up during the first months of ownership. Use Jeff's links above and do your research on here for common problems. These cars at 14-16 years old so will not necessarily be plain sailing, but it's worth it.

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Welcome from Stockport, Cheshire.
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Cool Welcome from Nottingham

Hi Alun, welcome to the best SLK place.
As SLK's go I have to say a 55.
The 55 can be more expensive to run due to the AMG kit, brakes etc. Face lift version does have cheaper brakes but retains the V8 sound.
People who purchase the 55 do smile a lot.
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