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Hello from Ian in Camberley, UK.
We have just purchased a 2005 SLK200 (R171).
What's slightly unusual is that we bought the car new in 2005 and then sold it five years ago when we needed to finance some work on the house.
A week or so ago the same guy I sold it to called me with a question regarding its history as he was (regretfully) selling it.
We had just been thinking about buying another car (we were actually thinking of an Audi TT) but then we thought why not buy the SLK back. We know the guy has really looked after it. Its still relatively low mileage (75K) and in lovely condition.
So, its now back on our drive. There's not much work to do really. The boot gas struts were a bit weak so I've replaced those.
The roof has got more noisy since we had it so I'll be following some of the recommendations I've found here which will hopefully cure or at lease reduce the noise.
This is a fantastic site for information. One of our other vehicles is a 1972 VW Campervan so I know how invaluable information, knowledge and advice from a site like this can be!
Regards, Ian
 

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Hello from Ian in Camberley, UK.
We have just purchased a 2005 SLK200 (R171).
What's slightly unusual is that we bought the car new in 2005 and then sold it five years ago when we needed to finance some work on the house.
A week or so ago the same guy I sold it to called me with a question regarding its history as he was (regretfully) selling it.
We had just been thinking about buying another car (we were actually thinking of an Audi TT) but then we thought why not buy the SLK back. We know the guy has really looked after it. Its still relatively low mileage (75K) and in lovely condition.
So, its now back on our drive. There's not much work to do really. The boot gas struts were a bit weak so I've replaced those.
The roof has got more noisy since we had it so I'll be following some of the recommendations I've found here which will hopefully cure or at lease reduce the noise.
This is a fantastic site for information. One of our other vehicles is a 1972 VW Campervan so I know how invaluable information, knowledge and advice from a site like this can be!
Regards, Ian
Good move!
 
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