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My 1998 SLK230 was rudely treated by some creature who blew a stop
sign. As a result I am in the market for another SLK. (Insurance Company
totaled it ... sob).

I am looking at the newer ones, 2011 to 2014. Are there any years I
should avoid ?

Thanks for any advice,

Richard S.

Founding Member 2006
115,351 Posts
2005 to 2008 but check the engine numbers
Any issues below might have
a. never occurred
2. occurred but fixed
c. don't worry about it

get a datacard when you find some u r interested in

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

Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!
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