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#1 Old 01-08-2017
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Long time lurker, finally joined!

Hello everyone!

I've been lurking here for quite some time, and I finally decided to join today. I've found tons of useful information here, and I hope to offer some myself in the future.

A little about me: I've always been into cars, and was previously a fully trained auto technician professionally at a factory dealership. However, trying to do what one loves and make it a living in such a high-pressure environment can cause one to become burnt-out after a few years, and such was the case with me. So, I decided to change careers so that I could enjoy my true passion in a (much) less stressful way.

Now, on to the good stuff! I became the (extremely) proud owner of an '02 SLK32 a couple of years ago, and I honestly can't imagine my life without this car. I have since purchased 2 other Mercs ('98 E320 4Matic Estate, '05 SL65 AMG), however, the SLK is by far and away my favorite. It needs a bit from time to time, of course, mostly just from use or me nit-picking, but it's the most enjoyable car I've ever owned.

Anyhow, I have tried to keep this short, so I apologize for the long-winded introduction, and I hope to enjoy my time and good company here on SLKWorld!
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Thanks for finally stepping into the light. Great Intro.

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You probably know the rest of the drill but I'll post the two main links in case not.

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And a handy R170 diy link in my signature below

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Thanks for the warm welcome, all! I almost forgot, here's a couple decent pictures of the cars:

SLK32 AMG


SL65 AMG:


None of the E320 on hand, sadly.
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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 North Carolina! You are so right! Gotta love the 32's...they rule. 😈😈😈. 😈😈


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