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Hi everyone! Just joined and keen to connect with Floridian SLK owners. Especially keen to find out who the best mechanics are in the Winter Garden area in Orlando. And if there are any car wreckers for parts you would recommend. And any other general info about living with an SLK in the Florida heat.

I do not own an SLK55 yet but am looking for an R171 (or 2) that has that V8 under the bonnet. The wife wants a "project" car with two doors. This seems like a good option. Looking to get a Floridian registered car. And also wondering if extended warranties are worth it and which would be best provider.

My wife is small at 4ft 11 so hoping this will not be a problem. I am 6ft and hoping that will also not be a problem :)

Looking forward to hearing for one and all.

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this will whet your appetite :D

also see the florida sec for past n future meets

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

Since you have a 55, these might interest you
My mods - also check my albums in my profile
and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section


Kleemann Supercharger:


Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:


Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):


Carbon Fiber Diffuser:


Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents



Driving stories section:


My albums:


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!


your brochure:


mods you should do:

smarttop



Thank you
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Welcome from Canada 😄 🇨🇦
 

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the best of luck with your search.
 

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Welcome from Wirral, England.

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There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads below.
R170 DIYS:- SLK R170 class DIY
R171 DIYS:- SLK R171 Class DIY
R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
>>>Link to new owner guides<<<


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BUYING


Inspection check list (Also add datacard list to this):

Sluggish test drive:

Roof and drains tlc:

Best modification:

55 info also in AMG section:

Lots of 55 threads:
 

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Hi and welcome from St Augustine FL..have fun and enjoy the ride (when you get it)...btw, I'm 6'3" and 210 lbs and have no issues with the anthropometry...my wife is 5'6"...no problems...we've driven from here to Philadelphia and back...I'll admit to a certain amount of stiffness but should have taken more frequent breaks...after all were in our 60's


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Welcome! I am only a few miles from you in Orlando! SLK is a great vehicle for down here, I daily my 55. Give a honk if you see me!
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Hi and welcome from St Augustine FL..have fun and enjoy the ride (when you get it)...btw, I'm 6'3" and 210 lbs and have no issues with the anthropometry...my wife is 5'6"...no problems...we've driven from here to Philadelphia and back...I'll admit to a certain amount of stiffness but should have taken more frequent breaks...after all were in our 60's


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Good to know height won't be a problem. I'm also wondering if my wife's short legs will reach the pedals. I might have to find one and get her to try it on for size :)
 

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So many great links! Thanks so much Jeff.
Are you looking for a really rough one? It sounds like you want a project. Probably won't find too many rough 55's around. Most people take pretty good care of them and the engine is pretty bullet proof. Tranny is pretty good too, but could potentially find one with a blown trans. What are your plans?
 

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Welcome from Mersea Island, Essex, UK.
 

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Welcome from Northamptonshire, England. :)
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Are you looking for a really rough one? It sounds like you want a project. Probably won't find too many rough 55's around. Most people take pretty good care of them and the engine is pretty bullet proof. Tranny is pretty good too, but could potentially find one with a blown trans. What are your plans?
Well my definition of project is - buy car, polish, and drive! I like the idea of fitting that SoftTop mod myself but I don't have the time to do major mechanicals or the tools and space to do it. Plus the car will need to be drivable so the wife can use it. Any changes / repairs need to be done over a weekend. So I'll pay market price for a good car. And then replace anything that looks worn out. I know extended warranties cover up to 100K and cost about $3000. Are they worth it on a car that going to cost me around 12-15K?
 
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