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Have you ever fell in love with a car? I mean so in love that all thought about it all of the time. That was me after seeing a used SLK 350 in immaculate condition on a dealer’s lot.

Ok, so it was a decision between a new Mazda Miata 2017 hardtop convertible (due out soon) or a used 2013 SLK 350. The big difficulty was the high maintenance cost for the Mercedes. Being an Engineer, this was just another problem to be solved. Before buying, I read everything I could find on the topic of DIY R172 Maintenance. Many on the internet say that you cannot do anything yourself unless you are a highly trained experienced Marc mechanic. Fortunately, the people on this forum convinced me that this was not true.

The practical thing to do would have been to buy the Miata. Love concurs all as they say; I now own my first German car.

Already completed my first oil change and tire rotation thanks to SLKWorld.
 

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There you are!!!

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mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

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Welcome from Madrid...

Had mine over five years and it's never been inside a Mercedes dealers, except to try and activate a couple of options (which they couldn't do, so I did them myself with the help of this forum) and if I could stop modding it, it wouldn't cost me any more than my Ford Focus!
 

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Welcome from Canada :grin:
 

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Welcome from Wirral, England.


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 favourite.
Here's the main thread:
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum


This month's entries:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/412769-february-2017-slkworld-com-ride-month-competition.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html

Your regional threads:
U.S. Southeast Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

You've discovered the oem extra that the dealers forget to mention.
The SLK smile.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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A friend of mine (who I respect highly) told me that I missed my calling as an engineer. That being said:

A man goes out to a farm and tells the farmer he wants to buy a sheep. Farmer says sure pick one out. Guy comes back and asks "How much for this one I'm holding?". Farmer asks you're an engineer aren't you? Guy says yeah how did you know that? Farmer says put down my dog and go pick out a sheep.

But seriously, a deer killed my Miata (RIP red one), and I traded....er....up to an SLK. I think that the MB reputation precedes itself. There are reasons for that, take the 12 spark plugs in the 6 cylinder engine of our e series. And oh yes, two air filters. Yep, twice the expense with no tangible benefit in most cases. But still, a pleasure to own and drive. Not a Miata by any measure, but then an apple is not an orange either.

Enjoy that fine ride of yours. Take care of her and she will take care of you. And know that you are in good company here on this forum.

Long windy post over now.
 

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 
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