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#1 Old 11-17-2018
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Hi,

Many thanks for the add. Nik H here - major fan of the SLK (and Mercedes in general).

I've had the following SLKs to date:

2002 R170 SLK200 Kompressor Manual in Brilliant Silver with Siam Beige leather interior (purchased new);
2005 R171 SLK200 Kompressor Manual in Obsidian Black with Dusky Red leather (purchased new - replaced the R170);
2008 R171 SLK 200 Kompressor Manual in Obsidian Black with Bengal Red leather - first of the facelift models in the UK at the time and massively specced up compared to the 2005 model it replaced (purchased new);
2015 R172 SLK250CDI AMG Sport Automatic in Palladium Silver (read Metallic Grey!) with Bengal Red leather (purchased new - replaced an E-Class Cabriolet)

2 years ago I decided to buy an old R170 to relive the memories my first ever SLK (and Mercedes, for that matter). It's better specced than the original and is a 230, rather than a 200:

2002 R170 SLK230 Kompressor Automatic in Brilliant Silver with Anthracite leather interior (spec includes extras such as Birds Eye maple interior and Xenon headlamps) - very pleased with it to date! I paid a tenth of the price(!) of my original brand new SLK purchased in 2002 ... and I'm slowly going through a 'To Do' list to get my car up to the standard I want.

In addition to the SLK 230K, our current 4-car 'stable' consists of:

2018 C220d AMG Line 4matic Premium Plus Cabriolet
2018 E220d SE 4matic Premium Saloon
2005 ML270CDI Automatic Special Edition

Other Mercedes I've had over the years are:

1990 W201 190E 2.0 Automatic
2003 ML350 3.7 Automatic
2007 E220CDI Elegance Manual Saloon
2002 ML270CDI Automatic
2011 E250CDI Sport Edition 125! Blue Efficiency Cabriolet (ridiculously long vehicle name!)
2001 CLK200 Kompressor Avantgarde Convertible

So there you have it - major M-B fan!

I'm hoping that joining the Forum will help me to keep the old SLK on the road.

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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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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.
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https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

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Looks like The Stockyard, nr Rotherham maybe a venue for meets in 2019.
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