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Howdy all. Just acquired this lovely 2000 SLK 230 Limited Edition yesterday. I purchased this wholesale so I do not have a lot of information on it's prior life aside from AutoCheck records (which indicate it lived the past 15 years in Maryland with no other incidents reported aside from routine registrations and titling events). Approximately 73,000 miles on the clock and overall, the exterior and interior are in good shape.

Scheduled an appointment with Mercedes Benz for tomorrow to have a "Pre-Purchase" inspection completed (anyone with any input on these?). If everything checks out, I'll be hanging onto this one for a while. In the event there's any expensive work required, I have a 5-day return period, which I'm hoping I don't need to utilize as I really am enjoying this car so far.
 

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Hello and welcome........Enjoy your ride...... Good Idea to have it inspected I did when I got my 2004 slk 320 and it passed with flying colors.... my cost for the inspection here on NC was 100.00...


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Wow, wish mine was that inexpensive! Dealer here quoted around $200 for the "Pre-Purchase inspection". I'll be curious to see what else is included aside from 1 hour of labor.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome from central Florida!
 

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Hi and welcome to SLK World from Southern England. I hope everything checks out okay and you get to keep and enjoy your new ride.
 

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Welcome from Washington, DC. Great looking SLK, I hope the checkup goes without issue.
 

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Welcome from a new owner in the UK, enjoying some sunny weather here at last! First Mercedes, a 2003 SLK200 and loving it.
 

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Appreciate the warm welcome. Fortunately, nothing of significance was really detected as part of the Mercedes inspection completed yesterday. A couple items of note:

1. Small seep from power steering reservoir
2. Surface rust on some suspension components
3. Transmission and Flywheel inspection covers missing (Anyone have any idea where I might find replacements? I searched Google for these yesterday, but did not come up with anything)
4. Small oil seep between engine and transmission (noted as typical for age of the car)
5. Rear differential seeping at housing and seals

Overall, I'm pleased with the lack of any major issues detected. I'll have to research some of these items further to establish how quickly I need to address them. In the interim, I'm going to spend some time detailing the car as best I can. Does anyone have any recommendations for good product? In the past, I've used Meguiars Gold Class products (clay bar, wash, paint cleaner/polish, wax), which have been pretty effective.
 

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Hi, welcome from the North of Scotland. :smile:
 
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