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Hi there to all of you fellow SLK owners! My love affair with sports cars began when I was very young! My cousin (whom I thought of as a goddess) took me for a ride In her little white convertible! I remember it had red interior. What a fun time that was! I've spent quite a few years working in the automotive field, mostly in independent garage management and aftermarket parts venues. I got the opportunity to work in the parts department at a Mercedes Benz dealership and it was there that I was bitten by the 'SLK Bug'! I left that job to pursue a career in retail management, but kept my dream of owning an SLK. After the company I work for closed the location I managed, I was faced with a 90 mile round trip commute to another store. I found I needed a car with more 'creature comforts' than the aging 944 Porsche (1983 model year) I drove at the time. Lucky for me, a former customer had just put her Firemist Red 1999 SLK 230 up for sale. I had admired it one day when I carried her purchases to her car for her and asked that should she ever wish to sell it, to please give me a call. I named my new/used SLK 'All Pretty' and the first week I had the car, she saved my life! I've driven that little SLK over 100,000 miles now and she keeps me feeling young even though a couple of expensive trips to the dealer for repairs have been frustrating- to say the least! I have recently undertaken several small tasks with success! (Tail lamp housings, engine air filter and cabin air filter) I still have much to do - Driver's side interior door handle is 'wonky', passenger's main window raises too high, central locking system is non-functioning and so on and so forth! I join your forum with the hope of gaining much-needed knowledge to enable me solve these problems and more. (Plus, it seems like there is a lot of fun to be had at SLKWorld)! With help, perhaps it will be possible to keep my great little car feeling young as well!

My name is Rory and I'm driving "Past60"
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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There you are!!! Finally!!!
Hi Rory! and thanks for becoming a Premier subscriber!!!

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Super Moderator 2010 SLK300 2LOOK
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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida.
 

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Welcome from Northern California

Welcome to the forum
Where search is your friend
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Rory that was a great intro. Welcome aboard this ship of princes, peasants, and kings (cue Bob Dylan). Please don't be put off by my tomfoolery.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi, Rory, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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Super Moderator UK 2002 SLK320 Blue
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Hi Rory. Lovely intro. Welcome to the forum from Surrey, UK.
 
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