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#1 Old 09-24-2018
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Just a quick hello
I'm 3 weeks in to owning a new SLC AMG43 . It replaces a Lotus Elise which was a fantastic car but not easy to get in and out of & not really suitable for work.

I was looking for a fast "sensible" 2 seater convertible, having previously had 5 different varieties of 911 I would always view the Boxster as a poor substitute so ruled that out, I think of an Audi TT as a chop top golf so wouldn't have one of those, considered an 124 Abarth but couldn't bring myself to spend that amount on a FIAT.

I then read an article about the SLK55 & started doing a bit of research, one thing lead to another & then finding the huge discount available on a new 43 decided to take the plunge.

Absolutely loving the car, although have only done a few hundred miles so not pushed hard yet. Am hoping the fuel consumption improves as the engine loosens up, 18.5mpg so far is worse than I was expecting.

No photos yet as its been raining all weekend, but its black with the night pack, so expect I'll have to clean it every few days to keep it looking good.
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Welcome from Wirral, England.



We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally 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:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Voting is open for the 2018 September Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on September 30th.
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submis...ide-month.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...arts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
https://www.slkworld.com/new-members...g-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html


The UK has an active meet scene.
Here is a taste of what is coming up and a couple of links to past events to whet your appetite:
https://www.slkworld.com/united-king...ml#post3587793



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



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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 a sunny Burnham, Buck's - Well done of getting an SLC43.
"Not Ideal" on the mpg front, how long is the running in period..??

The new DVLA figures are out this week for 2018 Q2 and I recon there will only ever be about 500 x SLC43's registered in the UK, if R172 production ends next year...
https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/vehicl...3_auto#!newreg
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Welcome from Hexham up in the north east. I just picked up my 1st SLK yesterday in Bedford so must have been quite close to you.
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