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Hi, new member now looking to purchase a SLK55 after test driving one for the first time this past Friday.



I made mistake of passing up purchasing the vehicle on the spot to think it over. It was sold within hours after my test drive. Definitely regret the decision but know that the right one will come up soon.



The forum has already provided me with a ton of insight about the quirks of this vehicle. Hope to spend a lot more time here in the near future.



Thanks



Loren
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!


Great R171 info:

https://www.billsden.org/mercedes/slk/docs/#dtb

Lube those seals:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

your brochure:
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

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Since you are interested in a 55, these might interest you
My mods - also check my albums in my profile
and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section


Kleemann Supercharger:

https://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/390442-my-supercharger-adventure-begins.html

Kleemann ECU Tune and Headers:

https://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/174881-my-baby-had-operation-kleemann-ecu-tune-headers-downpipes-vids.html

Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential (LSD):

https://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/398273-my-lsd-limited-slip-differential-adventure-begins.html

Carbon Fiber Diffuser:

https://www.slkworld.com/performance-mods-r171/409529-my-carbon-fiber-diffuser-arrived-today.html

Carbon Fiber Air Brakes/Side Vents

https://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/419794-carbon-fiber-air-brakes-side-vents.html

Driving stories section:

https://www.slkworld.com/driving-stories/

My albums:

https://www.slkworld.com/members/jbanks15-albums.html

FREE GIFT! 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!

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


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Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

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Now is the the beginning of the best time of year to buy a convertible in Calif, keep in mind the 55 amg gets more power in newer model years. When I was looking I found a number of 55 amg around model year 2006, often with low miles and service needed 268 days ago. We thought the 55 was a hoot to drive, but ended up with a 2012 single owner 350, and a year later no regrets.

Drive a few and be sure of what you want. Find a good indy garage and have them inspect prior to purchase.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern
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List of Useful SLK Links >https://slk-links.neocities.org/Links.html

PARTS Information on Mercedes SLK R170 R171 R172 >https://slk-links.neocities.org/

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html
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We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favorite.
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Hi Loren, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

Good luck with your search :tu:
 

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Hi Loren,

Welcome from Wirral, England.

Some guides on how to use forum features https://www.slkworld.com/forum-operations-help-center/536527-links-how-threads.html
For FAQs (contains explanation of how and what to do things as well as forum rules
See:- https://www.slkworld.com/faq.php


We have a free to enter monthly competition.
Entry is normally open from the 1st to the 15th of every month. You simply post a reply with 3 photos.
After the 15th we usually open a poll for members to vote on their favourite.
Here's the main thread:
https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/
New members are welcome to enter (and they win too!).


This could be you in 12 months: https://www.slkworld.com/rotm-winner/535415-2018-slkworld-ride-year-winner-simplyslk.html

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/354330-links-toparts-assemblies-technical-data-locations-parts-slks.html
https://slk-links.neocities.org/ Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: https://slk-links.neocities.org/EPCLINKS.HTM

A brief guide to the forum and how to get the best from it:
https://www.slkworld.com/new-members-introduce-yourself-here/439993-new-wondering-what-do.html

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads under the pic below.

Some useful tips in this section for new and prospective owners.
Worth knowing are reset adaptive learning, check list, Spring is here and what is the SmartTop.
https://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/
https://slk-links.neocities.org/BUYING.html

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
https://www.slkworld.com/forumindex.php#club-regional-discussion-forum

Happy hunting.
 

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Hi Loren, welcome from Canada :smile:

Good luck in your search :tu:
 

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Hi from Florida!

Good luck and have fun shopping!
 

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Not a 55 but is a AMG

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/eby/cto/d/pleasanton-slk32-amg-350-horsepower/7016694357.html

This 32 has been advertised on Craigslist and the guy keeps bumping it and has it on the Reno list, the SF bay list, the Sacramento list, but he keeps the price at $10,000, I have emailed him and talked on the phone. I have not looked at enough SLKs to decide on going with the AMG yet. I believe the car is in Yuba City a few hours away from me. Since you are in the Bay area, thought I would let you know.
 

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Not Looking Anymore!!!

Just took the keys to a 2005 today. Surprised that it can spin the wheels with less than full throttle off the line. Not sure if it's the tires, Michelin's, or simply has more torque than the previous 55 that I drove a few weeks ago. Would have loved to have run this against a few of my past cars to compare how quick this coupe really is. A number of items that will need sorting out but that's all part of the fun with an older car.



Thanks for all the great information on the forum. Already helped with several issues that I was looking at (trunk latch release, seat track fix, etc.....)
 

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Great! Congrats!

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Hi from 'almost Central London'. Glad you found what you were looking for. Bought my 200 after a frantic search 2 weeks ago. Still smiling and ironing out all the little things that need doing, more importantly, still grinning!

Richard

Just took the keys to a 2005 today. Surprised that it can spin the wheels with less than full throttle off the line. Not sure if it's the tires, Michelin's, or simply has more torque than the previous 55 that I drove a few weeks ago. Would have loved to have run this against a few of my past cars to compare how quick this coupe really is. A number of items that will need sorting out but that's all part of the fun with an older car.



Thanks for all the great information on the forum. Already helped with several issues that I was looking at (trunk latch release, seat track fix, etc.....)
 
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