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Hi all

Though I’d better introduce myself...

Have just sold my last toy, an Abarth 595 Competizione, which was brilliant fun. Did two big Euro trips over the Alps and it was perfect. I am now looking at how to replace it.

Was initially looking at a 911 (996), but just too many horror stories of big bills put me off for now. One day though...

So, what else? Clearly, a 5.4 V8 in a tiny sports car has massive appeal :wink:

Looking at an R171 - From what I’ve read, the engine and gearbox are pretty bulletproof, so a big plus over the Porsche. What are the common issues to watch out for? Brakes were horribly pricey for the ‘55, but apparently not so much any more. Lots of spark plugs, but what else is an issue - conscious an R171 is a fairly old car.

I hear it’s not the best car dynamically, but I’m not overly bothered. I do worry about luggage space with the roof down, as I like to bring a lot of wine back with me after my road trips!
 

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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 looking for 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!

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi and welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA!

Put your location in your profile maybe we can help!

Good luck and have fun shopping!
 

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Not looking any more ;-)

Picked up my SLK55 on Saturday!

2005 in Mystic Blue, with just about every option, and it all seems to work!

Beautiful colour, particularly in the sun (we do get some occasionally!)

There's a few things on the to do list, but will be fun to work through them.

What a noise it makes :grin:
 

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Welcome from Indiana USA, I love my 05 SLK 55 AMG. The comments you hear from people on dynamics typically come from people who track their cars, the traction control on the 55 cannot be defeated so no it wouldn't be a good car for drifting around the track however
 

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Picked up my SLK55 on Saturday!

2005 in Mystic Blue, with just about every option, and it all seems to work!

Beautiful colour, particularly in the sun (we do get some occasionally!)

There's a few things on the to do list, but will be fun to work through them.

What a noise it makes :grin:
Congrats... and official welcome to the SLK owner forum.... you are in the best place to get those items on your To-Do list addressed... plenty of people here will help your pocket get lighter and lighter... and lighter with never ending "To-Dos" ..:grin:>:D
 

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Welcome to the forum. I’ve just recently got a 55 as well. It’s just had an A service and the gearbox oil and filter done as well. Much smoother gearchange now. What’s your first mod. Mine is to add a SmartTop which should arrive tomorrow
 

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Congratulations on 55AMG ownership - Feel free to post up some pictures :tu:

We've done 6 x SLK Road Trips down to the Alps/South of France/Italy ect and find them perfect for long distance touring, as well as playing in the mountainsR)

What’s your first mod. Mine is to add a SmartTop which should arrive tomorrow
Always worth checking that the SmartTop hasn't just been disabled by the previous owner, if purchased from a garage - Otherwise a well worth wile upgrade :smile:
 
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