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Hi!

First post here... I'm looking at buying a 2004 SLK 350 R171 and have been doing a lot of reading on here, lots of helpful info, thanks! From what I've read so far, I'm already compiling a list of modifications that I'd like to do!

The car I'm looking at has:

AMG Styling
HK Stereo
Nav
Heated Seats
Memory Seats

Not sure what else exactly yet, but I have asked for the VIN number to check the datacard.

Here is a picture of the one I'm hoping to buy!
 

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There you are!!! My 2nd SLK was a 2005 SLK 350 in silver...2004 UK 2005 in USA

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

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

mods you should do:
smarttop

https://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 https://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

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


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Thanks for all the welcomes! :D

Jbanks15, I went to reply to your PM after I had posted this thread but it wouldn't load the page. I think my browser seems to struggle with the site sometimes, either that or it's my internet playing up! Thank you for the welcome and advice. I'll be sure to check out those links, and I've already added a couple of your recommended mods to my list! Also, good to know why I sometimes see the R171 being listed as being introduced in 2005. That did have me a little confused since the one I'm looking at is a 2004!

I think mine must be one of the first batch that were supplied without the steering wheel gear change buttons, which is a shame as I'd like to install paddle shift. I've already done a lot of reading on that here and see that there are a couple of options to do this. From what the seller says, the car has the S/C/M button so it will be interesting to see if it has the correct option (428?) listed on the datacard. He's away today but back tomorrow so hopefully I will get the VIN then and be able to request the datacard.
 

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so you do or do not have a datacard?
 

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Not yet, I've asked for the VIN number which I should get tomorrow.

The car is currently in England so all going well I'll be travelling down in about a week to collect it. So everything has been online so far, I've not been able to view the car as it's a 600 mile round trip, but have been asking lots of questions and should also be getting a video tour of the car tomorrow too.
 

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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:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
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 September Ride of The Month.
PLEASE NOTE :- Voting closes on September 30th.
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/529435-vote-here-september-2018-slkworld-com-ride-month.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://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:
https://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.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/68666-new-used-vehicle-pickup-checklist-buying-171-what-look-guide.html



The UK has an active meet scene.
Here is a taste of what is coming up and a couple of links to past events to whet your appetite:
https://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/437417-uk-new-members-spring-2018-a.html#post3587793
 

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Welcome from Canada :smile:
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Thank you all for the welcomes from near and far! Good to connect with people from across the world. Nice to see that there are some members from up around my neck of the woods too.

aicwilson, sounds like a good idea! Hope all goes well with taking delivery of your new car!
 

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Thank you all for the welcomes from near and far! Good to connect with people from across the world. Nice to see that there are some members from up around my neck of the woods too.

aicwilson, sounds like a good idea! Hope all goes well with taking delivery of your new car!
Will try take a run up your way for cars and coffee one month...let you know when :smile:.A
 

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Will try take a run up your way for cars and coffee one month...let you know when :smile:.A
Awesome, sounds good! :smile:


I've got the datacard now (Thanks Jeff!) so I can see that the car has:

AMG Sport Package
Comfort Package
Lighting Package
Entertainment Package with Navigation
Premium Package

And also additionally specified options:

Heated Seats
7 speed auto transmission
Hands free communication system
Electric folding outside mirror (I can't see this item in the brochure but it is listed on the data card?)


It really does seem like a well spec'd car! :grin:
 
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