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#1 Old 10-15-2018
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Hello!

Hi everyone,

I put a deposit down on a beautiful SLK 300 yesterday in the pouring rain and am due to pick it up tomorrow.

Im obviously rather excited and cant wait to get behind the wheel in some dry weather!

Previous cars have included Subarus and my current Brabus Smart Roadster.

The SLK is the only car that was capable of making me let go of the Roadster which I adore but is not practical anymore.

Cant wait to hear that V6 again tomorrow!
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

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https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/servi...enance_manuals

Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...tml#post226839

your brochure:
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smarttop

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


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Hi from London too,

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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 October Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on October 31st.
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

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



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Thank you everyone for the welcome and the useful links...I have her parked outside and thoroughly enjoyed the drive to pick her up!

Cant wait for a "proper" drive on the weekend!
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It was a nice day today so the top went down and I took a trip to Brooklands Mercedes for a look around..I know I have made the right car choice now!

It was a great day and Im falling deeper in love with my new car
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FREE!! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). You must update your profile with vehicle info and your location and post an introduction first.
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Congrats on your SLK 300. Is the SLK not a roadster? LOL.
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and hello to everyone who said hi...Im still getting to grips with the forum..I just saw the messages!

Thanks for making me feel so welcome
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It is, but I got rid of a pint sized Roadster in order to get the SLK!

Look up: SMART Roadster, Brabus Edition on Google! Not sure you have them in the U.S.

700cc Turbo - 102 BHP 800Kg Tiptronic & 65MPG all day long

Nothing handles better than that little thing and 70MPH felt like 120MPH!!

It was my "mini Merc" for many years.
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