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#1 Old 10-17-2018
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Hello From Bedford UK

I'm a retired accountant and have had my 2015 SLK350 from new and thought that joining a dedicated forum would help me to maintain it as it starts to get a bit older. I've had quite a few classic cars and bikes over the years including a couple of old SL's but currently only have modern vehicles, not sure how long I'll last without a classic though and only time will tell. My car is currently showing 24,000 miles and I fitted a smart top module about 2 years ago which I'm very pleased with.

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David welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK. I was born and lived in Bedford until 1979. All of my family still live their and the surrounding villages.


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Hi David, welcome from Canada

We do it by the numbers (retired CPA/CGA here )


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Hello and welcome from just over the M1. (Near Wolverton)

Good plan, huge amount of knowledge & experience on this forum

With 24k miles already your SLK certainly must be a daily driver!

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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)
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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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Hi David, welcome to the group, from Texas USA
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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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 David, I live at MK near Caldecotte lake. I love AMG’S. If you would like to go out for a spin please give me a shout. Best wishes John
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Cool Welcome from the Midlands

Hi from South Nottingham

Cheers Russ


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Welcome from the north of England 👍
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Hi John,

I'm a bit hors de combat at the moment following surgery on my back and currently can't drive or walk very well but once things have settled down I'll get in touch. We often go walking around the lake at Caldecott as it's a lovely place.
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Hi David,

Yes get better soon.
If you want to pop in for a chat you are very welcome anytime. 7 Chase Avenue. Tel: 07792713426

Best wishes
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Hi David welcome and greatings from Antwerp, Belgium!
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