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This is the first SLK I've owned (first convertible car ever infact). 2009 SLK 200K in Palladium grey.
I got it at the end of August so did get a bit of top down experience before the weather turned.
Having a big engine is not important to me, I just want the wind in my face experience like I get on my motorbike.
Already found loads of excellent info and tips on here, especially about lubing the roof seals. I did this and got rid of all the creaking straight away.

Gary
 

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This is the first SLK I've owned

Gary
Hi Gary and Welcome from Northamptonshire. There are lots of us here, just like you. This site is a mine of information and friendly advice.

Lots of members round your way (I'm not going to name them as I just did that on another thread, and i don't want to annoy them (well, not too much anyway).

Your car sounds great - post some pics soon.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern California
:burnout::Beer:

a note from our moderators:
Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from 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

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

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

mods you should do:
smarttop

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

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

See my mod albums for more ideas

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!

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


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Welcome from Canada Gary :grin:

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Hi Gary,

Welcome from....the Wirral!

Plenty of SLKers with bikes on here.

Lots of us with VFRs too (self included)

You just missed a trip out to Oswestry earlier today.
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/376745-oswestry-meet-18th-december-2016-a.html

Donington has regular Brekky meets and is a pleasant drive from the Wirral.
This was the last one:
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/398009-breakfast-donington-park-caf%E9-10am-sunday-27th-november-2016-a.html

Come January enter RoTM. It's free and has prizes.
Meanwhile you could help vote for this months etnries.
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

There's a handy R171 diy link in my signature below.

I'll be organising a couple of Cheshire meets in 2017.
First one in March probably.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Gary, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, although things are a little quieter during the winter months. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there! :tu:

There's a summary post that I maintain for all UK meets here, and links to examples and pictures from this year's past meets are available here.

Finally, we also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

Thank you
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Is that new Brighton dips.
Crickey we will be like twins
Can't do the bike now after a bit of an accident but the slk is a way round the problem. Not the same as the bike but still pretty cool.
Enjoy your smile car
 

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Is that new Brighton dips.
Crickey we will be like twins
Can't do the bike now after a bit of an accident but the slk is a way round the problem. Not the same as the bike but still pretty cool.
Enjoy your smile car
Sure is New Brighton.
I ride a VFR 1200 Crosstourer, and I ride it all year but really looking forward to some warm weather to enjoy the car.
 

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Lots of bikers with slks
Also lots more locals seem to be getting them but no one waves maybe it's the bike thing.
When I first met avel du at the tap his opinion of cars only use is an ashtray on wheels.
 

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Welcome from Mersea Island, Essex. Nice looking car.
 
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