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#1 Old 04-21-2018
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SLK 320 Down South

Bought an 2003 SLK 320 for $800 bucks and have been playing with it ever since. Its running and thanks to this forum - has the top down burning tires. Typical issues - interior paint, camber on the front end, electrical gremlins, top is not wanting to latch... nothing major. It will be my toy for the year - pictures on the way.


Live in Central Arkansas - so back country roads with the top down for me!


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WOW - thanks everyone. Really surprised at the level of response on this forum, been up searching for a few days now!


In the two weeks I have owned her I have accomplished the following thanks to this forum.


1) manual top down operation -
2) removed and painted grill -
3) touch up painted all surfaces on exterior -
4) interior painted - not as nice as I saw on youtube, but better than when I bought it
5) air filter and oil change -
6) full seat re-condition with leather care -
7) headlight restore/clear up


I have a few more options I am looking at -


1) rear resonator delete
2) top down pump and lines for full automatic operation
3) paint interior wood areas


I have a few pictures I will post, but the main thing is how much I love this car. Coming from all sorts of vehicles, this is my first convertible. My 7 year old loves it and even the wifey asked to drive it to school one morning. I have $1k in it total as of today - I intend on another $1k (counting tires/shocks) to have her ready for a sunday ride.
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