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Hello everyone, I am very happy to be joining this club! It was always a dream of mine when I was growing up to own a SLK and I said when "I've made it" I will have a car like that, so with a new job comes a new car.

So my car is a 2006 SLK 200 kompressor 1.8 auto, I'm not sure what the official colour is but it's a gold/silver with black/stone interior. I have to say it feels really good to sit behind the wheel.

I am hoping to upgrade a few things on it as I go so I hope to get some good tips on here on what and where to buy. This question has probably been asked before but the first thing I will buy is a car cover and I welcome any recommendations. I hear that water ingress along the pillars can be a problem and as the car will be parked outside in rainy Ireland for the moment I think it is worth investing in a good cover to keep the rain out. What do people think?
 

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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

AMG
http://www.slkworld.com/amgs/279537-my-new-mod-showed-up-today.html
http://www.slkworld.com/amgs/284002-what-not-another-mod-whats-wrong-you.html

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-ge...-another-mod-jeff-updated-9-24-post-26-a.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

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http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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Hi, welcome to SLKworld. It's always good to follow your dream. Specialy when your dream is to be the owner of a SLK!

Have fun with it,
I have no experiance with rain, the car stands in the garage and I only have driven when its dry. But I don't think rain can be a problem, its a hardtop Mercedes!
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

Although my SLK does live outside (no spare space in the garage), I don't have any experience of a car cover for it... looking forward to reading what responses you get. :D
 

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Thanks everyone

DBGRN do you do anything to protect your car over the winter when it's out? I found a cover on car over.co.uk which is tailored for SLK for £56 so I thought it a cheap investment if it protects it from the rain.
 

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Congrats on the new job and welcome from Southern Maryland USA!
 

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Thanks everyone

DBGRN do you do anything to protect your car over the winter when it's out? I found a cover on car over.co.uk which is tailored for SLK for £56 so I thought it a cheap investment if it protects it from the rain.
My SLK is my daily driver, even through the winter (although I work from home, so I don't actually drive it every day). I don't have a cover of any kind for it, and I've always been nervous about using an outside cover, in case the wind causes it to rub against the car and cause more damage than its there to protect against.

I look forward to hearing from others with more experience in this area... :D
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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