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Hi all.
I bought my friend's 2005 SLK200 R171 a few weeks ago as he was about to trade it in for an R172. It's in really good shape with pretty low mileage (86,000km) but has a few niggles, like the front spoiler is a bit damaged at the bottom and some of the speakers aren't working. But I've been loving it so far! I'm looking forward to getting those little issues sorted and having many happy years behind the wheel.
I'm grateful to this forum as I've already picked up some good advice as a non-member. I expect to be posting a few questions along the way and hopefully eventually being able to assist others.

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi Pranay, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

Some great R171 info, including Owner’s/Maintenance/COMAND manuals, etc.:
Don’t forget to lube those seals:
Download your car’s brochure:
Mods you should think about doing to your SLK:
  • SmartTop: What is this SmartTOP all the members keep talking about?
  • Shorty antenna
  • LED license plate bulbs and parking lights
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  • OEM windscreen or Lighted/etched windscreen
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