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Good morning/afternoon/evening everyone. I’m Steve, from Kilmore in Australia.

I am hoping to buy a post-06 SLK early next year and want to find out as much as I can about the cars as possible.

I do like the 350 variant very much but recognize it does have its quirks and higher fuel consumption. As I do high kilometers that’s a factor, but the great majority of those are on highways as I live an hour north of our state capital, Melbourne.

I’ve looked at body styling kits and wheel options and there are some that really appeal though I don’t want grief from scrubbing or high wear due to going overboard. Note: I’ve seen some truly terrible styling kits online. Those are NOT what I intend to add (if any) I’m talking about perhaps subtle side skirts, valance and lip spoiler options. Not that these cars really need much at all!

I also hope to buy a highly optioned vehicle but don’t know what that means right now. I know I want strong technology support especially to do with safety and entertainment. I listen to audiobooks almost all the time while driving.

Anyway that’s more than enough from me to cause sufficient eye rolling

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Thanks for adding me to your group. Have heard great things!

Steve
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Hi Steve, welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Canada!


Free Gift!: Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car once you get one).

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!


https://www.mbusa.com/mercedes/service_and_parts/owners_manuals

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Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

My mods - See my signature block links below - also check my albums in my profile and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

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!

https://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html



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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
California

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Please update your location in your profile as it helps the members
answer your questions which usually are based on that information if you haven’t. This takes about
30 seconds to do.
Follow exactly to update: ‘Usercp’ at the top of page, then ‘edit your details’ on the left side,
‘additional information’ near the bottom, edit your ‘location’ and ‘vehicle’. Info in your garage does
not update your profile.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Welcome from Wirral, England.



We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).




Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
https://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
https://www.slkworld.com/forumindex.php#club-regional-discussion-forum
 

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Welcome Steve,
I was shooting for a 55, but couldn't find one with bluetooth, its just a fetish:laugh:
After 6 months settled with a 350, couldn't be happier, no mods other the the smarttop and a few CF warps suggested by Mr Banks

So roll up the sleeves and dive in.
 

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Hi Steve, welcome.
Great driving back-roads all around Kilmore, and you’re already out of the city. You definitely need a SLK.
 

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Hi Steve, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

Good luck with your search :tu:
 

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Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the best of luck with your search.
 

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Thanks everyone, for the very warm welcome.

Work has been extremely busy these past few days but I have found time to continue my research in the late evening. The SLKs are certainly very lovely chariots and growing on my steadily! I’ve learned about the issues with the earlier 350s and while there seem to be a lot of them about, I have to imagine many would’ve had the issue resolved by now.

I’m not ruling out the four cylinder supercharged variant as well, but wonder if I’ll be disappointed in the power once I get used to it.
 
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