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Just bought a classic 1998 SLK 230

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I am female and had a milestone birthday almost a year ago. It has taken me 11 months to find this car and believe me I went through a lot of makes, models, years, and types of cars to find this 1998 SLK 230. I bought it last week AS IS . I had it certified and Etested myself. This saved me a little bit of money as the original owner had the car on consignment with a dealer. The dealer would have detailed the car and certified and Etested for a fee and added it to the price.

The original owner before me ordered the car from Mercedes back in 1997 and got it in the spring of 1998. He kept it near mint condition with only 110,000 kms. I have already ordered some touch up paint for the red and black interior from Germany. Original finish starting to peel from around the gear shift and door pulls but otherwise I have nothing to complain about or fix. Body is black with zero rust and all I had to do was put new back brakes on the car and 4 nice tires. The original owner updated the stereo to a JVC unit. It now has Bluetooth, USB, and in dash Disc Player. The gentlemen was a technical savvy man so he was able to program the roof to open with a remote control which I can see myself using on hot summer days. I have only had the car back from the garage less than 24 hours so I have not programmed the Bluetooth or automatic garage door opener but I will get to it eventually. I can't wait for the summer although I love the fact that it is mild right now and I was able to test the roof and take it for a nice 2 hour drive down the 40l.:grin:
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new SLK.

Hi Pam and welcome to SLK world, we have just bought our first SLK actually only had it 2 weeks so understand how excited you may be.
We traded in our much loved MX5 with a little apprehension but now we feel confident that we have made the right choice.

Hope you have many miles of enjoyment from it. R)
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Welcome to the forum from central Florida. Enjoy you car and look forward to summer.

Welcome from North Carolina. I have had mine about two years and I am still excited???
Hi Pam.

Welcome from the Wirral, England.
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
Welcome from Maryland, I have a 99 SLK 230 with high miles that runs great.

Enjoy you SLK and Merry Xmas
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Hello and welcome to the Forum from SW France...

your car sounds wonderful.. .. :smile::smile::smile:

Hello Pam. What a nice story about your newly acquired car. You are very lucky to have it in such a good shape with low km. I have only 118.000km myself on the 1999 SLK and I intend to drive it for a long time.
Hi Pam, and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)
Hey Chrissy,

If you have a VFR750 you obviously appreciate quality, so the SLK will grow on you.

It won't handle like the MX5, but beats it hands down on every other level. I did the same!!!

Have a great time and I hope the weather is kind.

Best Wishes :smile:

Hi Pam, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
Welcome from Ottawa...

If you're interested - there are a few of us in Ontario that get together for a spin and socializing..

And happy 21st birthday!
Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
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