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Hello SLK friends

I want an SLK. I came here to do some research and get some advice on the SLK magicians on this forum!

I'm really hoping I can find something for under £6k! (2005+).

Any advice you can give on what to look out for, reliability, upgrades, is appreciated!



A little intro on me:

I love cars. I have soft squishy spot in my heart for small two-seaters. In the past I've owned a Toyota MR2 mk3 and an Mazda MX5 NC1. I fancy trying out the SLK for a bit more 'class' this time. Also considering a Honda S2000 (and maybe... MAYBE a Lexus SC430...).

I'm a robotics engineer in the automotive industry... I work in a team that develops the robotics systems that assemble the cars.

I love skiing.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, 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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I was considering and test drove all those cars. I settled on the SLK because while Lexus came close in terms of drive comfort the MB just had more class.
 

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome from the Wirral.


If you want to gauge what's out there try the search feature on pistonheads.
The price isn't the key, it's making sure it's a good one. Price is no guarantee as we found out.


There's also a car buyer guide on here and a good checklist for when you're ready to view.


The mods and some US members can get datacards if you supply the VIN.
This lists the features that specific car left the dealer with.


Good luck with your hunt. Hope you bag the first prize.
 
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