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Hello I'm Buster and I'm new to the forum.

As I'm typing this I am 30 years old. When I was 18-25 I've been riding streetbikes as a hobby. From the very beginning I enjoyed having the feeling of openess that the bikes provided. As time passed, I started to get bored with them so I started to learn how to stunt (doing wheelies, stoppies, etc.). There had been many close calls. I had a few friends that got into major accidents and I quickly reflected on what the hell I was doing. I ended up selling my bikes because I was fearing for my life. The bikes I went through were; Yamaha R6, Kawasaki 750rr(older bike), and a Ninja 636.

Drove a old beat up Dodge Neon for a few years. The jobs I landed didn't pay very well so I had to settle for a 2004 Dodge Neon. I had a mortgage and other bills that were more important than toys. Luckily around the time I turned 28 I was recommended a job from a good friend of mine and I ended up getting it.

I had a meeting with the owner of the company at a bar. As we talked about work related things, he later asked "if you had a choice, what car would you want to get?" I told my boss I wanted an SLK. I always wanted one but I never had the good credit to be able to afford a load. It was a strange question to ask, I thought to myself. But whatever...

Now I had some extra money flowing around. I missed the openess feeling of riding a bike. I talked myself out of it, because knowing me, I would end up stunting again. So I decided to get a Honda S2000. I loved it a lot. It was a fun car to drive. I enjoyed taking it out on my days off to just cruise. The gear box is the most perfect thing I've ever shifted. The car was lowered to where the rears were cambered. Expensive xxr rims, $3k j's racing exhaust, and some N/A engine mods.

I've had the s2000 for over a year. It was a 2000 model and had 115k miles on it and i started to see light stress on the top canopy. I thought to myself, this thing is going to rip soon. I should sell this and start saving up for an SLK because that metal roof is the tits.

After I sold the s2000, I get a call from my boss and asks me if I wanted to get rid of the Dodge Neon. I said sure, and he offered to give me a 1998 Lexus gs400. I think it's a beautiful car and it drove very well. I've had this for a little over a year and it was lovely to not have to pay a monthly bill.

Just a few days ago, I get a text message from my boss saying, "I found a 2005 Blk/Blk SLK 350 with 30k miles, interested or too old?". I replied, "haha, that's the gen that I wanted!". Boss replies, "awesome, ok going to close on the car".

I am blessed that things happened the way they did. I still can't believe it. The car drives like a dream and I can't stop thinking about it. (I only drove it twice).
 

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WARNING: driving the SLK can be habit-forming !!
 

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Welcome to SLK World from the South of England and I hope you enjoy the SLK.
 
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Hi Buster, welcome from Washington, DC.
 

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Hi and welcome from central Florida.

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Welcome from California.
 
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Hi Buster, and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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Greetings from Tennessee !

You'll fit right in here. We love to hear about SLK's :)

Welcome to the Forum.
 
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Welcome Buster! From coast of North Carolina.
I was on assignment for 6 months in Taiwan in 2000. My American coworker caught me cycling the vario roof by clicking on the car on the MB website, and I told him that I had to have one, but not for 44 grand. Skip forward a few years.....I'm back in the U.S. working on a Sunday morning at a big oil and gas facility. The same coworker comes into my office with the Sunday paper ads, with a pic of a silver SLK Sport Ed....99...5spd. He showed me the ad, and the rest is history!! Enjoy! Marty
 

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I quickly reflected on what the hell I was doing.
Sounds like you learned the difference between education and wisdom...Grasshopper.
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