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I'm thinking about getting my first SLK. I have a pair of mid-90s SL500 and the ignition/wiring/throttle body issues. I'm strongly considering replacing both of them and possibly pick up an R170, 171 and 172 over the next year. (I've got another driver coming up so I'll need the extra car).

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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What model generation are you interested in?

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:

your brochure:

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

Your regional threads for meets, local info etc:
U.S. California - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum
CA gets it's own thread. Friendly bunch I guess :tu:

Our ride of the month competition, FREE ENTRY.
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Just need the car now.

I suggest just go and tyre kick a couple of cars before narrowing down your choice.
Some folk find big differences between models and how they fit the way they drive.

Started with 230 R170. Great fun and handling and plenty of diy hints and tips here.
Got two 171s now (350 & 55). Love both to bits.
Both 170 and 171 have diy links in my signature below.
Plenty of info on the 172s. Nice interior. Still a good amount of diy and mods hint and tips.
However, as it is newer they are quite as prolific as the earlier models.

When you ge serious and look to buy:
Get a datacard before you buy.

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,405 Posts
Hi and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
13,881 Posts
Welcome from Canada :grin:


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Hi Mono, Wecome and greetings from Suffolk UK. Currently have a R170, but looking to buy something newer soon.


Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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