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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Excellent choice my friend!

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owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
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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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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
94,225 Posts

Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
11,983 Posts
Welcome from Georgetown :grin:

Got THIS ONE in Oakville. Low miles considering it's 9 yr old. Trouble is no options listed.

If you're interested and can get the VIN, Jeff (mod) can get you a spec sheet. Make sure you get a carfax as well. It'll show any issues that the ins co fixed (among other info).

One rec: don't get obsidian black one if you can help it. I did. It's spectacular when it's clean but that only lasts for a day ;) . Red also seems to be an issue (check out other threads).

Good luck!

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,285 Posts
Hi and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

Great choice, good luck with your search.

Pre-facelift has bigger (and more expensive) brakes as standard, although the facelift has more up-to-date technology (especially the head-unit) than the pre-facelift model as well as a number of other cosmetic changes. I'm not sure exactly when the facelift cutover year was for Canadian SLKs, but I think it's likely somewhere around 2008. I have the pre-facelift SLK 55 (2005) and I love it, although I do prefer the facelift version (but my budget wouldn't stretch to it when I was buying mine).

Whichever year you settle on, I'm sure you're going to love it! :tu:

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
11,330 Posts
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
25,553 Posts
Hi there, I'm new here and looking to buy a SLK55. Any advice would be appriciated. I'm looking for a 2005 to 2010 models.
Thanks. :grin::Beer:
Welcome from Wirral, England.

Only 3 points to note, other than doing your checks (Datacard, check list)
and that's 'buy, buy, buy'.

But I am biased.

Then, chase down the SmartTop mod. See JBanks post above.

Once you have the car consider meeting up with fellow members.
Those who do so once come back for more.
Your regionals are here:
Canada Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Good hunting.

Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
14,251 Posts
Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

Good luck with your search. :tu:
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