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Registered 2006 SLK200k
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Hello, just bought our first SLK, its a red 2006 1.8 Kompressor with 37k on the clock and no modifications I know off.
My wife Sandy has always wanted one and I want to go on record that its not me having a late life (68) crisis (well OK I love it too)
must admit it looks and drives much better than my Mazda 3.
We live in Lincolnshire in the UK but might drive to Spain in it next year if the wife can reduce her luggage size.
First task is to lubricate the roof seals, yes I am reading the relevant posts, as we have lots of squeaks with the roof up but not down.
As a retired engineer I will enjoy both driving and maintaining it.

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Lube those seals:

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Sandy & Ben

Welcome from Wirral, England.

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Spare parts:

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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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Ah, yes!

The age old luggage issue. :D

Premium Member 2018 SLC43
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Welcome from North Hampshire :tu:

The SLK makes a great car for Euro Road Trips, and helps if You get two suit cases that fit perfectly, to allow the roof to still be lowered:


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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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Welcome to from Northern


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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is 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 favorite.
Here's the main thread:

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
14,209 Posts
Well, hello Sandy and Ben. Welcome from Canada :smile:

Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
15,357 Posts
Hi Sandy and Ben, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
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