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2005 SLK280 R171 model
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Hi I purchased my SLK280 2005 model in summer 2020.
I have two road trips I would like to complete in the car. First is to do the North Coast 500 I'm Scotland which I did in Sep 2020 and was a great trip.
The second is to drive round the north of europe in Aug 2021. That is hoping that Covid permits this.
I am hoping to use this group to help me look after and keep my SLK on the road.


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Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Great R171 info:

Lube those seals:

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:

clear side markers
shorty antenna
LED Bulbs:
carbon fiber on the C pillars I've taken the CF Plunge...
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen:

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2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30 "Schwarzie"
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Welcome from Canada 😄 🇨🇦
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum, this may help.

Our forum rules:

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads below.
R170 DIYS:- SLK R170 class DIY
R171 DIYS:- SLK R171 Class DIY
R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
>>>Link to new owner guides<<<

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
This is the place to look for tours, meets & events near to you.

Look across the banner and you'll see three vertical dots.
Many questions on how to use the forum and it's features answered there.
You'll also find the >>>FAQs<<<

Click the 5 horizontal lines near the banner.
Scroll down and you'll find a huge section of info.

You can research your questions here.
Here's how to search:

Midlands is an active district.

We did the NC500 (amongst several other SLK tours of Scotland) a few years back.
Great fun & most tours end up using bits of that tour.


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