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Hi, newish member here. I've been skulking in the background.
Australian expat living in HK for the past 17 years. Fairly new to Mercedes, 2 or 3 years.
This forum and its members have been a huge help getting acquainted with the SLK350.
We bought it for my wife who had never understood my obsession with sports cars, but is now totally smitten.
I confess I was not expecting how well the ride, comfort and performance combined. Perhaps not all tens, but together, a really rewarding package. And the roof is a joy. (smart top) I will never own a rag top again. It prompted me to ditch my Audi and step into a CLS350.
Any who, Misspent my youth building and racing Ducati singles then twins and later, after kids, Porsches.
That all cam to and end with a move to Hong Kong 17 years ago where I managed to own some of the worst cars of my life.
Saab 900 Turbo convertable, Subaru sequential twin turbo MX5 (OK) Audi A3 (possessed) and a Ferrari 348gts which I loved for 12 years and hated for the rest.
That's me, thanks for the help already provided.
Cheers, Mike.

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Hi Mike,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

Some guides on how to use forum features

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.
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This could be you in 12 months:

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing) Includes diy videos.
Spare parts:

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:

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.

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Welcome to from Northern


List of Useful SLK Links >

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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is 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 favorite.
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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Hi Mike, welcome from Canada :smile:

Super Moderator 2010 SLK300 2LOOK
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Hi Mike and welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA!

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Hi Mike, Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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