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#1 Old 11-10-2018
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new owner from SWFL.

Hello from Naples Fl.
My name is Jeff and I am the proud owner of a new to me 2016 SLK 300.
This is my first foray into the world of MB and I have been pleasantly surprised. I am extremely impressed by the fit, finish and quality of the vehicle.
I have only had the car a week but so far the drive has been stellar. As things progress I see myself stepping up into a more powerful version. this is my first MB so I need to get up to speed on the company, the vehicles and this vehicles strong points and quirks. Mods are definitely in the future.
I tend to like 2 door sports cars especially with the long nose, short rear design.
I have been monitoring the boards for a few weeks now and look forward to participating in the discussions of the fantastic car.
That Green car is Gorgeous! Pictures don't do justice to either of these cars.
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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:
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New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).




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

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



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Hi Jeff! Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
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Hi Jeff, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland.
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Jeff welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK.
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Welcome from just West of London, England - Shame the MB Dealer didn't have a buy one (White one) get one free (Green One..!!)
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List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone! Extremely helpful group. I am going to enjoy this site.
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