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I've been an owner of 2006 E CDI for 6 years now, and browsing some pre-owned SLK's at Middle Europe, between 2008 and 2013. Still learning what to look for in a pre-owned SLK, but have pretty good idea on what installed options would really have to have.
 

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Welcome from Canada :grin:
 
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Still learning what to look for in a pre-owned SLK, but have pretty good idea on what installed options would really have to have.
As a suggestion, why don't you post your thoughts in that regard (it'll cut down on superfluous suggestions from others) and others can chime in on their recommendations and likes/dislikes to help you in your quest :wink:

For example, I didn't consider how (obsidian) black would be the world's best dust magnet when I got Schwarzie. It's absolutely fantastic when clean and in the sun. But that really only lasts a day and you're back at it again.

If you are able, I would suggest not a black exterior. Also, definitely not red (hyacinth red appears to be ok but no other variants of red).
 

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I have to admit, interior options did come a bit before paint colour, so far.

Past experience with the E has me made willing to hunt down Comand and HK options, and NTG1 with its limited capability to digital media (sticks and cards), even with Dension GW 500, puts me desiring a car with at least NTG2.

We don't have much of good weather here, and as the current daily driver is 359U (almost-black blue) with very pale interior, it's not long after it gets to look horrible by mud and dust. Would be able to cope with dark paint, as parking is almost exclusively in garages. In past, I've not been successful in keeping white cars neat looking for long after a wash.

Not really that much into Designo details. Seem a bit restless, at least to my taste.

I've done service and maintenance myself, and I'm bound to own my rides more than 15 years each. I've had good luck fitting factory options myself (which looks easier to do on pre-2012 SLKs due to Xentry's reluctance to toggle option flags off-line with R172).
 

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Thanks for updating

Here is some r171 info:

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/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 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
and my signature block threads

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


excellent choice going 55 :D

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

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Admittedly, a 55 has a "sound system" between the grille and steering wheel, which does offer Very reasobable compensation to whatever shortfalls would possibly be in stereo.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Check my albums and threads in my sig block for the name of that sound system :D
 

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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

Happy searching, hope you find the car you want. :tu:
 

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

Once you have your car,
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


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

So many things to look at when checking a car out.
A list would be useful.
Here you go:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/68666-new-used-vehicle-pickup-checklist.html

Use it when checking a car over and again when you collect. :tu:

Your region has threads for meets and local information:
Scandinavia Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Happy hunting!
 

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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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