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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.
 

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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

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-ge...alance-shaft-sprocket-m272-m273-stickied.html

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-ge...-consumption-engine-ranges-m272-stickied.html

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/233538-conductor-plate-threads.html

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:
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

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

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!

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


http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/68666-new-used-vehicle-pickup-checklist.html
 
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