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Hi all. I'm new to Mercedes. But I've used and raced Chrysler vehicles for over 50 years. I'm now selling the racing operation. Getting to old to do it and it is getting cost prohibitive.
I was looking into getting a nice street ride. that wouldn't break the bank. (New Challengers are nice but more than I want to spend, plus I've had enough Hemi's). I liked the 2 seater, having had 4 or 5 Chrysler/Maserati s
I looked into the Chrysler Crossfire. Liked what I saw. Researched them and found they were made in Germany, with 80% Mercedes parts. Like the roadster, but it only had the soft top. I've always liked the looks of the SLK Mercedes. But always thought they were way to rich for my blood.
Going to look at a 2001 SLK 320 on the weekend. Been researching the internet for 2 days solid. Not in a rush, but I'm not the most patient person.
Don't plan to race the car. Just use it as a fun driver. For my wife and I.
Sorry I didn't post where I'm from Etc.
I'm originally from New York City (Brooklyn and Staten Island). I retired from the Staten Island Ferry and moved to Richmond Hill Ga.
I'm looking to get a 2001 (or so) SLK 320 with low miles. I've built cars from the ground up to many years. Now I just want to enjoy it and occasionally change the oil.
Looking forward to getting my first (and hopefully my last) Mercedes SLK

UPDATE:
I bought one (almost)
Hi all. I finally bought one! It's a SLK 230 Magma Red. Only 36,000 miles. Has a rebuilt title but according to Car Fax the airbags didn't deploy. Going to Orlando Florida tomorrow to pick it up. (enclosed trailer)
I have only saw pictures of it, but I had a close friend look at it for me . And he could find nothing wrong. The hydraulic cylinder in the trunk was leaking a little so they fixed it. It has 4 brand new tires. So I think I'll be ready to drive it sometime next week.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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Welcome from central Florida!
 
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Hi and welcome to the forum from Southern England.
 
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Hi, welcome from the North of Scotland. :smile:
 

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Discussion Starter #14
I bought one (almost)

Hi all. I finally bought one! It's a SLK 230 Magma Red. Only 36,000 miles. Has a rebuilt title but according to Car Fax the airbags didn't deploy. Going to Orlando Florida tomorrow to pick it up. (enclosed trailer)
I have only saw pictures of it, but I had a close friend look at it for me . And he could find nothing wrong. The hydraulic cylinder in the trunk was leaking a little so they fixed it. It has 4 brand new tires. So I think I'll be ready to drive it sometime next week.
 

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Congrats!

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Vehicle: Looking at 2001 SLK320
 

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Hello from the Swamplands of So MD, from a fellow NYer
 
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