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#1 Old 11-09-2018
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New SLKer in Duesseldorf, Germany

Just bought a lovely 2004 R171 350. Mega impressed with it so far: looks and sounds amazing and is a lot of fun to drive. Want to take good care of it so welcome all the help and experience SLKWorld members have to offer
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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:

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

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:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-dis...ml#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

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clear side markers
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carbon fiber on the C pillars https://www.slkworld.com/general-mod...cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

My mods - See my signature block links below - also check my albums in my profile and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

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Welcome to the site, its been a great help to myself and many other Benz owners around the world.
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Gruesse von Arizona. Durch Duesseldorf bin ich vor Jahren auch ein paar mal durchgefahren.

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

Please add 2004 to your vehicle profile

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!).




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

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
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And not one member is jealous of the easy access you get over there to all the SLK goodies on sale.
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Smartop : Cubby Holder : Cree fronts : Both rear fogs : Clock Insert : Quicksilver exhaust



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So here she is. Even at 14 years old, still one of the best looking cars on the road, both top up and top down. I keep finding excuses to go for pointless errands for things I don’t need and to places I don’t need to go. Oh, and I just can’t stop looking at her. She looks great from every angle! One of the great things about registering a car here in Germany is that for €13 you can choose your registration plate from a list of the available ones in your city. As I already have D-ZC123 on the 280CE, it seemed only right that the SLK received D-ZR171 😁
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