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New member, first time SLK owner, in Bucks, UK

Hello SLK World

took the plunge and joined the SLK world after reading about and more importantly hearing an SLK AMG 55 V8 at full throttle.

spent ages trying to find one with a Magic Sky, found it, had it 4 weeks... and haven't driven it with the roof up yet so not sure why I bothered :-)

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John welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK.


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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


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Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
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Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
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Welcome from South Bucks - Must be a good spec R172/55 if it has magic sky
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Hi John, 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 Wales. I’m at the more budget end of SLK’s so I don’t even know what a magic sky is😆
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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.


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Hello

Welcome from the very North end of Buckinghamshire. Sounds like a nice car you're picked up there, please post a few piccies sometime.

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Welcome from the very North end of Buckinghamshire. Sounds like a nice car you're picked up there, please post a few piccies sometime. M
Along with @ccomley We have the makings of a local "Bucks" SLK/SLC Group
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Along with @ccomley We have the makings of a local "Bucks" SLK/SLC Group

Heh. there have to be a few others tho.
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and haven't driven it with the roof up yet so not sure why I bothered :-)
You've clearly managed to avoid the scattered monsoons we've been playing with.
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You've clearly managed to avoid the scattered monsoons we've been playing with.
Mercedes russian roulette... If I set off with the roof down, is it gonna rain? And if it rains will traffic allow me to keep moving fast enough to keep reasonably dry?! Or will I be able to stop somewhere and get the roof back up?

Do you feel lucky today...

Apologies for the thread drift. Where's the geographical centre of Buckinghamshire and who else is in the county?

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It's such a funny shape the geographic centre is probably somewhere in Northants or Herts.


We're in the Chilterns.
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