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Well, I just joined the SLK 280 owner ranks yesterday.

I was looking for a small, fun car and went through a bunch before settling on the SLK. Doing my homework, I came across this site and found it a great source of info. Much too detailed until I get to know my car better, but I'm sure I'll be coming back here a lot!

Let's call this the "retirement car." Gave my son my old Altima with 212K miles to clear the decks. I'm a former electrical/software engineer getting used to having some extra time.

Car is 2007 model, 44K miles.

There are still a bunch of things I can't quite figure out and will be digging or asking for help around here. But for now, I'm just having fun and trying to figure where I can put stuff in the cabin.
 

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

You missed our picnic!

http://www.slkworld.com/u-s-florida/286977-picture-thread-fall-florida-picnic-oct-10-2015-a.html

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/226839-post1.html

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

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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If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
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Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
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Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Thank you
Jeff
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Hello and welcome from SW France..:smile::smile::smile:

From personal experience.. I would suggest you read the User/Owner Manual at least twice (and then keep it handy for future reference).

We've had our car a year now and are still learning...:grin::grin::grin:

Also, the Search facility is very useful as there is rarely a "happening" that has not happened before to someone on the Forum.


Good luck

Stella
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
 

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Welcome form the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hello and welcome from SW France..:smile::smile::smile:

From personal experience.. I would suggest you read the User/Owner Manual at least twice (and then keep it handy for future reference).
So true! Fortunately, I was able to find the manual online, download it and read it all (well, except for a bunch of the warnings) while car shopping. Read it again to make a checklist before buying it. Even with all that, I couldn't find the map lights for a couple of days!

Also, the Search facility is very useful as there is rarely a "happening" that has not happened before to someone on the Forum.
Doubly true. I've been mining this site for all sorts of info trying to fix a few problems and figure out how to carry a bike [or not] on the car.


This site is amazing.
 
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