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#1 Old 10-22-2018
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New member - 1st car!

Hello,

I am from Dublin, Ireland but currently living in the southern Netherlands.

I just bought my first ever car!!! An 2002 SLK 320 in black from a Japanese auction. She is a lhd dealer import with only has 39k Kms and was a grade 4.5b so fingers crossed it's a goodun'. The car still has to be loaded and shipped all the way to Rotterdam so I have lots of time to read up on the wealth of information available on this site. I will have to figure out how to get it imported and on the road. I do tend to keep a low profile but I will contribute where and as often as I can.
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Welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK.
Thank you, my next step is to find out if anybody here has experience in importing an slk from Japan to the Netherlands and see if they have any advice.
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Hello again...

Hello all,


I joined this site last year after I purchased a SLK 320 from Japan last year. I introduced myself when I purchased the car in November or so but the 3 month delivery time and import homologation means I have been not an active member posting.



I did not want to begin asking questions and replying to posts after such a time. I thought it would be best to introduce myself again.


About me: Irish man, living in the Netherlands. Married with a cat. I am apparently some sort of scientist and my friends have mocked me on hitting my midlife crisis early with my new acquisition. Comments which dissipate very fast when I tear off at high revs


My car: I purchased an anthracite black SLK 320 (2002), automatic, 36k km from the Japan auction sites. A SLK was not my main target for the auctions but I managed to bag a grade 4.5b for 3000euro so here we are . It is my first ever car so I thought I would go for something interesting. I am super happy with the V6 noise and relaxed but controlled power of the engine. By the time I got the car in my possession after all the hoops of importing it, the weather here in the Netherlands has turned nice. So my wife and I have been enjoying weekend drives with the top down through the dutch countryside.


I brought my car to my local garage old school garage and they complimented me on the condition of the car and the engine which made me very happy. I have one or two niggles which I am trying to navigate the search function to find a solution or at least work through as much as I can before I ask for help.



I attached some picture of my car, I have to take some proper picture this weekend.
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

Some guides on how to use forum features https://www.slkworld.com/forum-opera...w-threads.html


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!).


This could be you in 12 months: https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-winner...simplyslk.html

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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.
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I checked the parts website and there are no parts in stock for my R170 320, is this normal ?
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