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I don't have an SLK yet, but looking to buy one. Anyone here near Daytona Beach willing to help check out this car? If would personally thank you if I end up buying this car. I have to come pick up the car anyway. What do you all think the target price should be? Thank you all for any help or advice in advance.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=009&sspagename=STRK:MEBI:IT&viewitem=&item=190120944382&rd=1,1

if the above link does not work, you can find the car at http://www.martinmotorcars.com
 

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Welcome, for the miles and apparent condition the BIN price is about what it should bring. I got a near same condition 99 with 103k for 11,500 back in March. The SLK if maintained is hardly worn at 100k but the prices drop drastically after 80k or so. Good luck with the purchase and visit often for fun and info....:tu::tu:
 

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:tu:Good luck with your purchase. I've purchased two used SLKs (R171s) off eBay with fantastic results. Do your homework. I wouldn't purchase without personally seeing the vehicle in person. I'm not well versed with R170 prices, but I'm impressed with how well they hold their value. Hope to see you here regularly, and soon.
 

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Hello from Germany.

I do not know anything about the prices in the States, but if possible try to get a facelift model (up ~ 4/2000). The fenders are different, the engine, the gearbox -6-instead of 5-gear- and the seats are much better. If I would find two equal priced cars, a 230 from 1999 and a 200 from 2000 I would chose the 200.
 

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The car looks ok. I got a 96 230K and love it :le:

Here's some info from the VIN code

VIN WDBKK47F3XF141235
Plant
67
Model
SLK230
Chassis
1704471F141235
Engine
111973 12 069109
Transmission
722605 01 636837
Tyres
Primary DUNLOP
Order
0 0 706 00422
Lights
BOSCH
Delivery date
14.07.99
Dealer
Puerto Rico / USA (706)
Interior
leather sand+quartz (225)
Paint
352 linarit blue metallic (с 01.01.1995)
Options
059 aej.98/2 (с 19.07.1996)
231 garage door opener, mounted in the roof frame (с 01.01.1996)
249 automatically dipping inside rear view mirror (с 01.06.1990)
254 Unknown code 292 sidebag in front left and right (с 01.01.1994)
309 cupholder (с 01.06.1995)
423 5 speed automatic transmission / nag (с 01.03.1994)
441 steering column, electrically adjustable, W202 manually adjustable (с 01.07.1984)
461 instrument with mileage reading and english lettering (с 01.04.1990)
494 California version
version for USA/California/Canada (с 01.01.1996)
524 paintcoat preservation (с 01.01.1964)
551 anti-theft/anti-break-in warning system with anti-towing system (с 01.04.1998)
580 air conditioner/Tempmatic (с 01.11.1982)
600 headlamp wiper/washer (с 01.08.1971)
634 elimination of first aid box (с 01.08.1977)
636 elimination of warning triangle (с 01.03.1973)
668
669 spare wheel (с 01.06.1995)
spare wheel (R170)
673 high-capacity battery (с 01.01.1964)
809 Change of year of model, last figure shows new model year
810 loudspeaker, sound package
sound package (bose) (с 01.12.1986)
875 heated screen wash system (с 01.02.1988)
windshield washer heated (W201)
 

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Update about my seach for a SLK.

Thanks to all that have posted. The ebay dealer is not very honest about the deal. After we have agreed upon a price, when I am ready to wire the entire amount to him 2 hours later, he decide to add another $1049 to the deal. I will not be taking the deal. I have some more newbie questions, do I need to request a VMI report from future sellers to check for problems? what would be the best bang for the buck in the 10K to 20K range? which model/engine gives least amount of problem. I like the R170 shape, does anyone near Greensboro,NC (within 200mi) have a blue or yellow or silver or red SLK for sale that is after facelift? High mile is ok, as long as it is well cared for and in good shape. Thanks to all, hopefully I can get a good SLK soon.
 

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Don´t worry about the engines. All, either 4 or 6 cylinders are good.

The best offer they can make you, would be a "Mille Miglia" edition. It´s the nicest R170 they´ve ever build in my view. Just 52 left Mercedes Benz and the decision of the color was very simple: silver :). The choice of the engine was much harder: a 230 or a 320. It was build in 2002. If you get one of those, don´t wait.
 
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