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Just wanted to do a quick intro. I've been lurking here for a while because the past month or so I've had my eye on an SLK55 after almost buying a Z4. I have the roadster bug.

MB history and me:

I've been a benz person all my life was a member of Benzsport forum in the 90s and MBworld for a while. Owned a 1995 W202, 2001 W210 in the 90s and early 2000s, and my last one which I sold in 2006 was a 2001 CL600. The CL600 was such a horrible car in terms of reliability it scared me out of MB and right into a boring Lexus RX. My wife does currently drive a 2010 E350 coupe and I've been getting jealous! After reading about the SLK55 here, I believe it is a relatively reliable car and I would not be driving it every day.

I am looking for 06-07 with 40-60K miles. If you guys have any suggestions on what to pay attention to when buying a used R171 AMG, please feel free to let me know.

I'm very happy to have come across this community. The wealth of information is amazing and so glad to see so many active SLK members while other forums are not as active for SLK. I look forward to picking up an SLK55 soon and hopefully adding value to the community!

Thanks for reading!

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Hi Danny!

Welcome to 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

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
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