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Hello from Inverness, Scotland

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First post here... I'm looking at buying a 2004 SLK 350 R171 and have been doing a lot of reading on here, lots of helpful info, thanks! From what I've read so far, I'm already compiling a list of modifications that I'd like to do!

The car I'm looking at has:

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Not sure what else exactly yet, but I have asked for the VIN number to check the datacard.

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Thanks for all the welcomes!

Jbanks15, I went to reply to your PM after I had posted this thread but it wouldn't load the page. I think my browser seems to struggle with the site sometimes, either that or it's my internet playing up! Thank you for the welcome and advice. I'll be sure to check out those links, and I've already added a couple of your recommended mods to my list! Also, good to know why I sometimes see the R171 being listed as being introduced in 2005. That did have me a little confused since the one I'm looking at is a 2004!

I think mine must be one of the first batch that were supplied without the steering wheel gear change buttons, which is a shame as I'd like to install paddle shift. I've already done a lot of reading on that here and see that there are a couple of options to do this. From what the seller says, the car has the S/C/M button so it will be interesting to see if it has the correct option (428?) listed on the datacard. He's away today but back tomorrow so hopefully I will get the VIN then and be able to request the datacard.
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so you do or do not have a datacard?


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Not yet, I've asked for the VIN number which I should get tomorrow.

The car is currently in England so all going well I'll be travelling down in about a week to collect it. So everything has been online so far, I've not been able to view the car as it's a 600 mile round trip, but have been asking lots of questions and should also be getting a video tour of the car tomorrow too.
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Welcome from just West of London - Sounds like a nice spec' SLK
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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.
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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.
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Voting is open for the 2018 September Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on September 30th.
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Welcome from Aberdeen.... newbie too... hopefully taking delivery of my 55 at the end of next week... we should form a northern run out contingent
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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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Thank you all for the welcomes from near and far! Good to connect with people from across the world. Nice to see that there are some members from up around my neck of the woods too.

aicwilson, sounds like a good idea! Hope all goes well with taking delivery of your new car!
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Thank you all for the welcomes from near and far! Good to connect with people from across the world. Nice to see that there are some members from up around my neck of the woods too.

aicwilson, sounds like a good idea! Hope all goes well with taking delivery of your new car!
Will try take a run up your way for cars and coffee one month...let you know when .A
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Will try take a run up your way for cars and coffee one month...let you know when .A
Awesome, sounds good!


I've got the datacard now (Thanks Jeff!) so I can see that the car has:

AMG Sport Package
Comfort Package
Lighting Package
Entertainment Package with Navigation
Premium Package

And also additionally specified options:

Heated Seats
7 speed auto transmission
Hands free communication system
Electric folding outside mirror (I can't see this item in the brochure but it is listed on the data card?)


It really does seem like a well spec'd car!
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