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Done It !!

Its quite an old one but in a lovely condition and all seems pretty genuine
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mint-Condi...vip=true&rt=nc
Properly excited to get my fiest SLK
Can people tell me if theres anything in particulat I should pay attention to as soon as I get ownership of my r170
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here is your pickup checklist:

Courtesy of Omnipotent:

Things to look for during car pickup

- Cracks on all lenses of the car
- Front/back/side/mirror
- Look for condensation
- Wheel rash
- Scratches
- On body panels
- Underneath front and rear spoilers
- Edge of the hood near windshield wipers (occurs when wipers lifted to clean windshield – should be stopped up instead)
- Locking
- Glove box and centre console unlocks with doors
- Bass vibration in passenger side door
- Oil level is full
- Seat memory works
- Command screen has no defects
- No scuffs or other damage on leather seats
- Latest NAV DVD
- Driver Assist settings
- Curbside parking mirror assist turned on.
- Easy exit on
- Memory seats set
- Loose items present
- First aid kit
- Warning Triangle
- Micro fibre cloth
- Antennae Remover
- Both sets of keys
- Owners manual
- Spare Tire
- Jack and tire iron
- Aluminium Door pins installed (ordered accessory)
- Rubber floor mats AMG?
- Gas tank cap
- Boot Tray (ordered accessory)
- Remove dealer insignia/license plate holder
- Gas tank full
- Less than 100kms
- Operation Test
- Roof
- Windows
- Locks
- Test sound system with CDs
- Power Seats
- Power Mirror
- Steering wheel adjustment moves up/down/out/in
- A/C and Fan (all speeds)
- Air Scarf
- Heated Seats
- Alarm
- Test Drive the car
- Radio off and listen
- Wipers and washers
- Horn

Bring
- CD
- Flashlight
- Small mirror


From MLC SLK:

1. Check for scratches under the lower edge of front bumper cover

2. Check for paint chips along the rear edge of the hood where someone may have inadvertently lifted the wiper arm into the hood edge. A paint chip on the wiper arm itself should raise some suspicions.

3. Check panel alignment below doors

4. Check to make sure that both rubber bumpers on the lower rear edge of the rear window are in place. These bumpers protect the plastic cover in side the trunk from being scratched by the window frame which rests on the cover when the top is down. You can only see these while the top is in the process of being lowered.

5. Check the tire pressure.

6. Inspect whole car for dings, dents and scratches, including alloy wheels.

7. Inspect interior for scrapes, etc.

Make sure everything you ordered is actually there, including accessories.

Check spare tire and the special lug nuts that it may need.
Check fabric wind deflector

Check operation of major functions like air conditioning, Airscarf, Nav system, CD changer, interior lighting, power seats, heated seats, and so forth.
Put the top up and check for wind noise and creaks/rattles from the roof.

a couple of thoughts....check the windshield and other glass surfaces for chips,cracks and scratches... check the tires and rims for any sign of
abuse...check the headlights as well for any imperfections....

Check the seats.

1- Make sure there are no damages to the leather.

2 - Make user there is no squeeking noise when you sit and rock the seats back and forth, etc.

Check that the VIN number is the same as we have been told.

I had my first broken part....the pin holding the hinge of the plastic shell retaining shield in the trunk broke causing the hinge to come loose and the shield to come off track....naturally they had to order the part....could have been worse- it could have been the roof !

Plastic aerial tool to remove it

You have the correct mats

Remote roof works, if you have chosen it

Have someone else with you to check the paint work.

Check the roof cover is flush when roof is down

Full tank of petrol

Drive the car at a high enough speed to verify that it does not pull to one side or the other.


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Day of Pickup
List of things to bring
CDs and/or tapes to test sound system
Tire gauge
Good flashlight (don't count on the glove box light being fully charged)
Small handheld mirror (for looking under/behind things)
Order paperwork in case something comes up missing, there is a price difference, incorrect customization, etc. Don't forget your Car and Key Memory settings.
Calculator (in case you need to check some numbers on the financing)
Camera (optional)
Inspection – Complete BEFORE signing any papers
List of things that should come with your car
Owners Manual
MedKit
Traffic Triangle (Not on US Models)
Any extra manuals or loose options you ordered (mats, racks, etc)
Matching alloy spare (and jack while in there)
Inspection Items
Check the VIN with the paperwork you brought. Is it your car??
Check the mileage. It should be low (some say less than 150, some want it less than 10)
Check for shipping damage
Under front of car, check lip
Hood padding (present and matching color)
Scratches on tires (including spare)
Scratches on paint. Check in bright fluorescent light if possible
Dents. Caution points are bumpers, corners, near wheels, etc.
Check the exterior (and interior) trim for consistent color and properly affixed (no loose ends)
Condensation in headlight covers (leaking water from carwash).
Interior scratches on trim, lining, dash, etc.
Check the seats for damage. Tears, scratches, marks, etc.
Carpet, did you get mats? Do they fit right?
Function Inspection Items
Headlights, side, rear, fog, etc.
Blinkers, flashers
Interior lighting
Flashlight in glovebox
Power seats
Power mirrors (including right mirror autotilt on reverse of equipped, does it return to original position)
Do doors close properly and securely? No odd vibrations? Same for trunk. Does the trunk stay up on its own?
Fan operation (all speeds)
CD, nav system. You might look up the coordinates of the dealer ahead of time, but the nav system should show the map anyway.
Key fob functions. Everything moves and/or opens properly?
Did you get wheel locks? Are they installed? Where is the key?
Do all the windows work? Do all the window controls work (from all the positions)?
Pre-Test drive Checks
Have dealer show you the proper operation of all the functions of the car. Adjust this for your own options and needs.
Fluid locations (and levels), lids secure, no apparent leaks or drips.
All wires and hoses look well secured (no last minute repairs rushed and not properly re-secured)
Tire pressures
Have dealer show you where the battery is, and where the jumper cable connectors are in the front
Check the gas cap. If this is loose your check engine light will light (and stay lit for some time).
Test Drive
Check function of heater & AC, make sure both work, even in the "off" season.
No odd noises
Car tracks well (alignment issues)
Car brakes straight
No hesitation of engine
Post test-drive
Discuss any concerns from the test drive.
Have dealer show you the service area. Do they suggest (or offer) and early checkup before the first oil change?
Does the service department offer loaners or pickup/drop off services? This might be a good time to find out.
Some dealers offer free carwashes. You might ask.
Paperwork
This is last. Double check all the numbers with the paperwork you brought with you. Use your calculator if needed!
Verify VIN and options to invoice and financing paperwork
Are you considering any extended service warranties?
Ask dealer about the roadside assistance program.
Get copies of EVERYTHING!


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Desperate to get in it and drive....... can someone tell me.....
a how the switch functions on the auto gearbox shifter sport ? normal ?
b how many speakers do you think the early slk had........ and c which are the controls for the a/c
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here are some manuals. look at 2000 as there is no 97 there:

http://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/servic...owners_manuals

also look in leapyfish sig block here:

https://www.slkworld.com/441561-post6.html


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W is Winter setting. Take off in second gear and the changes are longer and not so crisp.
S is summer setting, take off in first and gears held longer.
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A/C is pretty straightforward. Centre switch below the defrost engages the A/C compressor (ie turns it on) select cold (blue) on the selector thumbwheels; bottom middle switch is for recirculating cockpit air - marginal effectiveness if you have the top down...

Are you just wanting to test it? Otherwise, why would you need A/C in the UK (wink).
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Old is ok, if it has a good and complete service history. If I had known that I would have so many miles on my chassis, I would have a better service history.
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A/C is pretty straightforward. Centre switch below the defrost engages the A/C compressor (ie turns it on) select cold (blue) on the selector thumbwheels; bottom middle switch is for recirculating cockpit air - marginal effectiveness if you have the top down...

Are you just wanting to test it? Otherwise, why would you need A/C in the UK (wink).
Thanks for the info dude !!! yeah why would we want ac in the UK ! you're not wrong , thanks for the info everyone, I'm sure it will all come clear when I pick up midweek
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On my car When the ec button is pushed in and illuminated red the aircon is off. By default (no red light) the aircon is on, so in effect every time the car is started the aircon is on, the opposite to what has already been posted!
Aircon is very useful even in the UK as it stops the interior misting up when it's damp outside, acts as a de humidifier.
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...well now...there you go! in any case, push the switch til you get it blowing cold. I can somewhat follow MB/Aycee's logic - it is good to run the A/C now and then as the refrigerant is also the system's lubricant..
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...well now...there you go! in any case, push the switch til you get it blowing cold. I can somewhat follow MB/Aycee's logic - it is good to run the A/C now and then as the refrigerant is also the system's lubricant..
It still confuses me that's why I checked with the manual. With every other switch if there's a light on its working something, with the aircon it's the opposite so not very logical. When I first got my car I couldn't get the aircon to work with the switch in any position, ended up changing the condenser!
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On my car When the ec button is pushed in and illuminated red the aircon is off. By default (no red light) the aircon is on, so in effect every time the car is started the aircon is on, the opposite to what has already been posted!
Aircon is very useful even in the UK as it stops the interior misting up when it's damp outside, acts as a de humidifier.

If you have pushed the ec so the red light is on (aircon off) it should stay like that until you push it an turn aircon on it should not reset itself when you start the car.

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