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Hi folks

glad to find a site to learn about my new car. Picked up an '05 SLK350 at the local Merc dealer, was advertised as a standard, but when we arrived, learned it was an automatic. Sold my wife... and then I was stuck :) in a good way. First MBZ in the family, so I have lots to learn.

Love the style,power, ride and safety features of the SLK. (Datsun was a little lacking in the safety features). Look forward to our first road trip, and testing out the curves with this little beauty.

I already can see, this is a community of enthusiasts that are supportive, I look forward to finding a local club and hopefully activities and rides. Any suggestions for the So. Ca. area would be appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

owner's and maintenance and Comand manuals & great R171 info:

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/maintenance_manuals

Bill's Den: Documents

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

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 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

My mods - See my signature block links below - also check my albums in my profile and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

FREE GIFT! 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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If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
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Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally 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
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).
March winner (an R170) joined Summer 2017 and had only 6 posts at the time of winning.
Newbies can win.


Voting is open for the 2018 April Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on April 30th 4:00 pm edt.​





Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
http://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.




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.
General Discussion - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html



You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
Mercedes Benz SLK Forum - A Mercedes Benz Discussion Forum


The SoCal lot like a meet now and then.
 

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Welcome from the Midlands

Hi from South Nottingham, I don't think the Dougnuts will survive the journey, just send the money to England and Will buy them locally :grin:
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada :smile:




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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California

:burnout::Beer:

List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
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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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ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes
Benz SLK Forum
 

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.
 

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Thanks Avel, I blame Clarkson for my love of cars, really bummed when the show went all sideways.

"Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... That's what gets you." JClarkson
 

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tip 4 u

use the 'quote' button at the bottom of any post you wish to reply to or reference

or

Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
 

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He is watching the game
 

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You'll love it!

Welcome! I have a 2006 350 and think it is awesome. Sounds so great with the top down. SLK world is a fantastic community of enthusiasts and if you search you can find pretty much any information you need. The free Datacard will give you an idea of what your car has in terms of options, you might be surprised many sellers don't know what they are selling! Have fun.
 

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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland :smile:
 

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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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Welcome from just West of London :tu:

(If Your SLK Road Trip brings You as far west as Europe, Your welcome to bring donuts...!!)
 
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