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I'm looking to buy my first slk but the choice of specs and varying prices is a nitemare
My local main jag dealer as taken in a slk in part exchange
It's a 2008, 280 slk, 43k miles, black, basic alloys, £9500, however it as cloth interior which put me right off !
Am I being too fussy ?
 

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I moved your 1st thread to the new member introduce yourself section to save you a step here


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post the vin (see below) to get your datacard of options

see the brochure link below for info

here is the new/used veh pickup checklist
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/68666-new-used-vehicle-pickup-checklist.html

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/226839-post1.html

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:
smarttop

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

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
 

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Welcome :)

If the cloth interior is the only downside then you could get it retrimmed.

What are your must haves? There are quite a few SLKs on the market so it is worth being patient if you're not sure.
 

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Welcome to SLK World and hope you find the car you want.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi, welcome from the North of Scotland. :smile:
Be patient, I'm sure you'll find your ideal car. As already posted, there are quite a few out there.
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Hi and welcome from central Florida.

Please update your location/vehicle (model and year) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information.

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Welcome from Washington, DC.

I don't think you can be too fussy when buying a new car; I think it is important to get exactly what you want. Otherwise you'll regret it later. But I'm with Cob star, if the seats are the only thing holding you back you have them reupholstered.
 

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Thanks to everyone saying hi

I did actually see my dream model it was a 350 with full amg body kit but was 300 miles away in Scotland !
I'm from Birmingham England by the way

What would you guys preferred choice of engine be ? 200, 280 or 350 ?
 

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Welcome from Ontario.........55 AMG....or the 350 would do nicely. I'd wait and go for leather seats with the air scarf personally.
 

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Mind you a very nice Porsche Boxster S came up at a garage local to me yesterday so that's put some confusion in my mind !
 

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Thanks to everyone saying hi

I did actually see my dream model it was a 350 with full amg body kit but was 300 miles away in Scotland !
I'm from Birmingham England by the way

What would you guys preferred choice of engine be ? 200, 280 or 350 ?
You have just answered your own question !

Your dream car 350 full amg kit

Simple wait and search and go for that model :)
And go for 2008 on model face lift just looks more modern and will have bluetooth as standard for phone calls.
Modern looking tail pipes ,led door mirrors etc etc

But thats my personal oppinion :wink:
 
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