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Registered 2009 SLK350
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I'm Jasper aka jap, living in NL and I'm currently in the process of buying a R171 facelift 350. I did spot some pretty ones being listed in Germany, but want to have a technical checkup done before committing to buying one, and after that it will probably take some weeks before I can start driving it here --- despite the EU trying to reduce regulations, there's a ton of paperwork to be done (and of course too much taxes to pay) if you want to import a secondhand car. Until then I'll have to drool over your stories and learn what's to learn about this pretty car :)
First thing I learned is that I'll probably want to fit the smarttop roof thingie.

Oh, and for those interested: my other car is somewhat less sophisticated - it's an ageing Peugeot 206. I hope it doesn't get jealous if a Benz shows up on the driveway.


Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, 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:

your brochure:

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

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

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi Jasper, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)
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