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After 6 VW's, the last being the diesel ...... enough said.
I am thinking of the next step up, a Mercedes.
I never really needed more than two seats, and two doors, so an SLK looks perfect.
Probably the second series 2004-11, or possibly the third generation.
I am surprised to see overseas listings alongside US.
Anyway, looking forward to learning about SLK's here.

thanks
Ralph
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

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

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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Hi @Ralphie, and welcome from Wellingborough, Northants in the UK. Having visited Manhattan several times, I envy you living in New York, New York (so good they named it twice!). This is a great forum for SLK owners/lovers. The SLK is a great fun car to have, and that is reflected in the fun-loving nature of the posters here.

The way to get the best out of this forum is to post, post, post and then post some more. Pics are always fun - and remember...Search is YOUR friend.


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Hi @Ralphie, and welcome from Wellingborough, Northants in the UK. Having visited Manhattan several times, I envy living in New York, New York (so good they named it twice!). This is a great forum for SLK owners/lovers. The SLK is a great fun car to have, and that is reflected in the fun-loving nature of the posters here.

The way to get the best out of this forum is to post, post, post and then post some more. Pics are always fun - and remember...Search is YOUR friend.


John
Thanks John,
Lets see if I can find a nice SLK to buy. ....... VW will be putting a bag of money at my disposal !
Ralph
 

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Best of luck with your search. Enjoy the forum, the top down driving and when you get it, your SLK.
 

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Hi Ralph, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)
 

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Welcome to the forum NY :) take your time.. there is a lot of information to get through. The only advice I can give is, check the datacards to see the true options on the car [regardless of what people advertise] and if you can, get the facelift model of the 171. Either way you're going to love the drop top. Have fun!
 

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Hi Ralph,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

Here's a handy checklist for when you go to see any vehicles. It also doubles as a pick up list when you buy:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/68666-new-used-vehicle-pickup-checklist.html

A recalls list for the US:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/331321-recalls-look-up-vin-vehicle-identification-number-usa-only.html

Make sure you get a datacard for any car you are looking at seriously.
It lists the gear fitted when it first hit the streets and serves as another list
of things to check.

Finally, regional threads for your area:
U.S. Northeast Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Happy hunting!
 

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Welcome from Canada Ralph :grin:

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Welcome to the forum from a former (and future) upstate resident. For those who don't know, there's much more to NY than the city. There's an entire state up there! Check the map!

Nice that VW will settle the score with you. They'll get mine when they pry the keys from my cold, dead hands! 35 years and still running strong!
 

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Thanks for the warm reception !

I looked a fully equipped 2014 SLK 250, at MB Manhattan. 9.5K miles ..... but 38K.
Lot of cars out there. A lot of them sit around a long time.... ideal bargaining conditions!

Until I have pictures of whatever I buy .....
Manhattanhenge from New Jersey

Ralphie
 

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