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#1 Old 02-17-2017
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New member Northants, UK

Thanks for letting me join. Just purchased my first MB, a 1997 SLK 230 Auto.
Already found many useful post to iron out the (many) little niggles that I will enjoy spending the time fixing.
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro!

First please update your profile to include your vehicle model year (i.e. "1997 SLK R170 230", instead of "SLK R170 230"), if you haven’t already done so, 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 ‘vehicle’ (and then click ‘SAVE CHANGES’ button at the bottom of the page).


We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there!

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets ( here ). Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

We also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

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  • Post your VIN (or VIN of a car you're looking at) in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on the car).
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  • New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link in the info bar towards the top of the screen is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
  • Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
  • Finally, the Picture of the Day section is guaranteed to have something to make you smile each weekday morning!

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• Recoding: 2 rear fogs; Outside temp in lower MFD; MPH-KM/H selectable speedo (thanks Sean!)

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Welcome from Northamptonshire also, quite a few of us in this county.
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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.

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum


This month's entries: Share the love and cast your vote here:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submiss...ide-month.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-disc...arts-slks.html


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A brief view of the UK scene. You're not too far from some of this years events.
https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingd...g-edition.html

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Thanks go to those that post problems, solutions & feedback. It all helps.


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Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



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Cool Welcome from Nottingham

Hi from South Nottingham

Cheers Russ


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Hello.
I am only new here myself, but not a milion miles away from you, jusdt north and across the border into Leicestershire.

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Welcome from Madrid....


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Hi there @frazerlee and another warm welcome from Northamptonshire. This is a great site, and we are friendly. In addition, the Midlands area is very active for meets (some of the guys here will go to the opening of an envelope - as long as it involves driving their SLK somewhere not necessarily exotic or too far away).

Hope to see you at one soon
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