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Premium Member 2008 SLK200
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New to my life is a 2008 SLK200 in gleaming metallic black.
I have been interested in Mercedes for for decades and first became aware of the sports variety via a 60s movie called "Two For The Road" with Albert Finney and the incomparable Audrey Hepburn starring.
In the late 60s when I was a teenager there were only a few "dream machines" to aspire to:
The E Type Jaguar , Mustang convertible, Corvette, 007's DB5, elusive Ferraris and the shiny white 250SL in the above movie.

Unable to afford any of the above I got an MGB of course!

Many decades and many V8 powered and Japanese sedans and sports cars [a few convertibles, always the grail to me] later I started noticing an SLK350 in the car park on the way to my local Post Office.
The beautiful shape and small size grew on me so I decided to look them up online to see if it was at all possible to afford one.
Months later I bought my 2008 SLK with 104,000kms and full service history.
Two weeks [and three thousand kms] later it is going great!
This is definitely a dream machine for me..one that I never thought I could afford to buy or run so it makes my heart race just to look at it let alone drive it.
The way the roof folds is a symphony in engineering. The handling and feel on the road are better balanced and more sophisticated than anything I have previously owned. It is a thing of beauty. And then there's the 350 and 55 versions which must be WAY faster and wilder to drive. Amazing.

Of course I soon started to imagine a few changes that'd be nice..my previous car has a sat nav screen and other hi tech refinements which are great so I sought out the Forum here to read and learn and see how others are doing with their dream Mercedes.
I'm happy to be here.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!

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

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


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Super Moderator 2010 SLK300 2LOOK
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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA.

Nice intro!
 

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Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK200
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Thanks Jeff

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

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

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!

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


Some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:
If you haven’t, please use the 'search' feature at the top right of the page for your questions as they have probably been asked before. Remember, ‘Search’ is your friend.
If you wish to become PM (Private Message) capable, you need 15 posts. To get those 15 posts quickly, just go to the ‘New members introduce yourself here’ section and welcome enough new members to obtain your needed posts to PM.
Want to post a picture? Start a new thread or make a post, click ‘edit’, click on the ‘paper clip’ or ‘advanced’ and/or ‘manage attachments’ then ‘choose file’ then ‘upload’ and ‘submit’! If Iphone pics, you need to rename any additional pics as Iphone names its pics all the same, image.jpg.
Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
New members should be aware that the 'New Posts' link next to the 'Search' link top right of the info bar is a great way to see all of the posts you have missed since you were on the forum last. Remember to click 'mark forums read' under ‘quick links’ when you leave.
Also vote or enter our Ride of the Month competition: ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Thank you
Jeff
Moderator/Founding Member/Ride of the Month Coordinator
Thanks Jeff
Incredibly useful info. I feel very welcome!
I'll get a pic net to my name asap too.
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK200
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Discussion Starter #15
Thanks !
Great to be here.
I honestly didn't realise just how many enthusiasts were out there.
In Au an SLK is a rare thing to spot on a daily basis.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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Thanks! Love the blue of your SLK!
Tip 4 u
Use the 'quote' button at the bottom of anyone's post to refer to their post or question them so we know who you are 'talking' to :D

or

Want to ‘like’ or thank’ someone’s comments? Use the ‘like’ button to the right or the ‘Thanks’ button, bottom right of any post you like. This saves you having to comment.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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get your free gift yet?
 
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