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Hello all ,Joined recently with a view to getting into the slk owners scene ,currently driving an Audi TT ,previously MR2,so it will be different

Is there a UK for sale section at all ? loads of for sale on eBay and the like, but most look a little tatty in my price range ,not expecting too much though just want something to use, and make better as i go along ,

Going to be doing some searching on here, but whats the difference in the model numbers the R170,R172 for example are they just different revisions by year ?

thanks for reading
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Hi Trev, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

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Hello all ,Joined recently with a view to getting into the slk owners scene ,currently driving an Audi TT ,previously MR2,so it will be different

Is there a UK for sale section at all ? loads of for sale on eBay and the like, but most look a little tatty in my price range ,not expecting too much though just want something to use, and make better as i go along ,

Going to be doing some searching on here, but whats the difference in the model numbers the R170,R172 for example are they just different revisions by year ?

thanks for reading
trev
Hi,

No, there isn't a UK for sale section, but there are a LOT of UK owners and if you're on the TT forums it's a lot friendlier over here.

If you think of R170 as the Mk I TT 8N designation, R171 is like 8J on the Mk II TT and R172 is the latest 8S model.

R170 is the original, very feminine one (except the AMG one which is very manly), R171 is the one with the F1 car nose and R172 is the one that looks like the front was first designed in the 1960's.

Depending on what you want you can get a really nice R170 for under £5000, there are still R171s at Merc dealers for £19,000 and R172s start about £15,000.
 

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Hiya

Welcome aboard! I was in your position a few months back and lurked here for a bit before buying. You'll learn a lot!! I set up searches in Autotrader & Pistonheads as that's where I found the better cars. Don't rush. Set your options, do your research (especially on here) and go test-drive a few. You'll soon get a feel for what to look for - and you'll be more confident when you look at possible candidates when it's time to buy. Mind you - when you find one you want you'll have to act quick!! Good ones will go fast.

They do say buying a convertible is best done at this time of year, but I'm not sure that entirely applies to a metal-topped convertible such as the SLK.

Good luck - and looking forward to seeing what you end up with!

Enjoy!

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moved your 1st thread out of uk section
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new members introduce yourself section here

My minions have given you some links to explain the model generations, etc

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Thanks for all the quick replies ,and useful info

looks like ive bought a girly car though R170,ah well here goes ,not my favourite colour ,but looking around most in the price range i wanted to pay (for now) were tatty round the arches and wings ,and miles away from home ,

This one looked tidy with full history,and close to home,Good starting point and a rare colour i think ?, (anyone know it from on here by chance?)

First mod will be some nice wheels ,and i know what model bits to look out for now as well thanks to you guys

First impressions?







Thanks again all
 

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So you bought one?
then Congrats!
but now you have to update your profile info, model n year

First please update your and vehicle (year?: 1996-2016, model?: 32, 200, 230, 250, 280, 300,320,350,55) in your profile as it helps the members answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t. This takes about 30 seconds to do.
Follow exactly to update: ‘Usercp’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side, ‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘vehicle’. Info in your garage does not update your profile.


and don't start that girly/hairdresser stuff:

https://www.google.com/webhp?source...pv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=site:slkworld.com hairdresser

Lol Jeff, always straight to business -:)

Welcome to this forum! I bought an SLK 2005 100k miles 2 weeks ago. Driving well.

It looks like yours is 2004? How does it drive compared to your TT?
 

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well you know the year and the model? that is all we need :D
 

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

Where are you in Leicestershire (I'm in Leicester Forest East, near Leicester)?

The car you've bought looks great in the pics you've shared... I hope you enjoy it when you collect it (today?).

We have quite a lot of members based around the UK Midlands, and we get together from time to time, often involving a cooked breakfast somewhere. If you're interested in joining us, meeting other members and chatting about all things to do with cars please just keep an eye on the UK Region section as we post our plans to meet there. :D
 
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