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Hi all,

Another n00bie here.

I've been searching the UK for my perfect SLK for a while now and still haven't found it! However, I have been lurking here for a few months and decided it's time to join the fun.

Ronnie
 

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Welcome from Southern Maryland.
The concierge, a gentleman by the name of Banks, will show you around shortly.
 
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Very familiar with Banks (longer term lurker - hope that doesn't sound too creepy!)
 

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What is your "perfect" SLK?
Hi!

R171 face lift SLK350

Essential
Sports pack
18 inch AMG alloys
Air scarf
Heated seats
THERMOTRONIC Climate control
COMAND with MP3 and Bluetooth
Parktronic
Black, red or blue
Auto with flappy paddles

Highly desirable
Ash wood trim
Remote roof
Some sort of accented interior (not just plain black)

As many other toys as possible! :wink:
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!

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:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

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
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
See my mod albums for more ideas

Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

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


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Hi Ronnie, and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

Some of the things in the list for your perfect SLK can be added quite easily afterwards, such as Thermatronic Climate and remote roof operation (see the SmartTop link in Jeff's post above). Good luck with your search! :D
 
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Welcome.

Like you I spent a while looking - Autotrader and Pistonheads - but I'm glad to say I picked mine up a week ago. Loving what little time I get to play!! >:D

Hope the wait is not too long - but you know it'll be worth it!!

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welcome from Nottingham

Hi Ronnie
it took me 6 months to find mine. Then I spent nearly 2 hours looking around it and test driving, bumpy streets, car park for lock to lock and gear selection, then finally dual carriageway.
I met up with some locals so I could ask questions.
Remote roof is not worth it, it does not work that well at all. SmartTop is the way to go. As Dave said Climate can be changed easily. Look in the boot under the spare for signs of water. The drains can get blocked, easy fix.
take a cd and dvd with you to test the head unit works.
Best of luck
Russ
 

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Hi!

R171 face lift SLK350

Essential
Sports pack (Boot Spoiler & Red piping in the seats makes the SLK)
18 inch AMG alloys (Sports kit comes with 18" Alloys, but could retro fit AMG wheels? and eBay original ones?)
Air scarf
Heated seats (Totally Agree on the heated seats..)
THERMOTRONIC Climate control
COMAND with MP3 and Bluetooth
Parktronic (The one thing I miss on mine...)
Black, red or blue
Auto with flappy paddles (Has it's uses...!! R) )

Highly desirable
Ash wood trim
Remote roof (Forget the MB option, Fit a Smart top..)
Some sort of accented interior (not just plain black)

As many other toys as possible! :wink:

Phew, with My SLK 350 being "Grey" I guess it's safe....!!!
http://www.slkworld.com/garage.php?do=viewvehicle&vehicle_id=3234

I looked far & wide for:
> V6 Engine (Was only looking for a 280, but had to made do with a 350.. >:D )
> Sports Kit
> Heated Seats
> Palladium Silver (After seeing one on a sunny day!)

My SLK was first registered by MB, (hence certain things missing) but the list of extra's that You desire would have cost the first owner some where in the region of ~£12K..... :surprise:

From this web site, looks as though around 1000 R171 SLK 350's where sold a year between 2008 & 2010.

https://www.howmanyleft.co.uk/?page=1&q=slk

So Yours is out there some where - Good luck in Your search,

Trev'
 

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Thanks for the info, Trev.

I think I may have found one!

My brother has noticed it local to him (150 miles from me) and is going to have a look tomorrow or Monday.

I've run the VIN through a decoder site and it's got all of the above apart from the ash trim (not that fussed), plus more - adaptive lights, speed sensitive steering, full MB main dealer service history, even a high capacity battery. A quick tot up brings it out to be around £50k new.

Trouble is that it seems too good to be true.

Wish me luck.
 

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I've created my garage now, just in case anyone is interested in W208 CLKs.
 

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I've got a 172 / 350
Now seriously thinking of getting rid if it.
Oh dear, that doesn't sound good! Out of love with SLKs or just the 172?
 

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I've been searching the UK for my perfect SLK for a while now and still haven't found it!

Ronnie
Welcome from across the water (Welsh Wales) - I'm still searching for mine too. Maybe not the widest selection available due to winter breathing down upon us, but should be (could be) slightly better on price?

Good luck.
 
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