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My name is Peter. My wife drives the 05 SLK350. I drive a 05 CTS-V @ 210K.
Wife's car was picked up decently clean for $6500 @ 110K on the clock. We were looking either for the SLK or a Z4 around this price range. We looked at maybe 10 cars from private parties before we found something that was decent. The SLK is her daily driver.

So far, working on the SLK is a total dream compared to the CTS-V. The wiring, layout, and in general serviceability is superior.

{This is true because I don't plan on doing any deep engine work - I'm not signing up for anything beyond a head gasket - if I get rod knock or something I'll R&R the whole engine}

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Coming this weekend - Parts on order
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Put stock radio back - the audio quality from the aftermarket stereo is awful!

I'm hoping to get this SLK back up to snuff for ~$7600. Fingers crossed!
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Wow thanks for all the welcome.
I already ordered up the gummi seal lube, and the parts for the front-end have arrived!

I was thinking about taking the SLK to Florida soon, so you may well see me @ the end of april
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Wow thanks for all the welcome.
I already ordered up the gummi seal lube, and the parts for the front-end have arrived!

I was thinking about taking the SLK to Florida soon, so you may well see me @ the end of april
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