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Hi
I have just bought my first SLK, a low mileage 2007 SLK200 Kompressor in great condition.
I am now the wrong side of 70, with many years of driving experience.
In the past I have owned many cars, but the most memorable drives were a tuned frogeye Sprite, an Aston Martin DB2/4 Mk2, a Dutton Melos kit car, which I built from scratch and a Peugeot 205 CTi, which I had to scrap, after my house and garage were flooded waist deep by the River Aire. :frown:
My previous experience of Mercs is limited to a 190D, which I had as a company car for about 3 years and a 2012 Sprinter based Motorhome, which I have had for just over a year and think is the best van by far that I have ever driven.
The SLK will be kept warm and dry during the winter months, but will see lots of trips out into the Yorkshire Dales and Moors during the warmer months, top down of course.
I have already learnt lots about SLK's from your informative posts and look forward to sharing my experiences with you in the future. :smile:
 

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:

One of our mods will be along shortly to officially welcome you but in the mean time here are some tips to make your visit here more enjoyable:

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Premium Member 2007 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from Nottingham

Hi from South Nottingham :grin:
I have owned a few of those cars you mentioned but they were Dinky or Corgi :laugh:
 

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Super Moderator 2006 SLK 280
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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern California
:burnout::Beer:

A note from our moderators:
jbanks15 said:
Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from 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/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html#post226839

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
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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 Florida!

My minions take care of my work :D

Thank you
Jeff
Moderator/Founding Member/Ride of the Month Coordinator
 

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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada :grin:

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LEN
 

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
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Welcome from Wirral, England.

The UK is active for organising meets and even short breaks.
Although, it's about time the NE gave it a go :tu: Plenty up that way.

A rough idea of what the UK is like:
http://www.slkworld.com/united-kingdom-region/411649-2017-new-uk-members-spring-edition.html


Our ride of the month competition, FREE ENTRY.
You can enter between the 1st and 15th of every month.
Voting/selection takes place from the 15th onwards:
http://www.slkworld.com/rotm-submissions-voting/

There is a link to R171 diy in my signature below.

Great looking car. Don't forget RoTM come Feb. :D
 

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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 and posting an intro! :)

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time (although not much in Yorkshire... yet)! If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there! :tu:

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets ( here ). Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

Finally, we also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

Thank you
Dave
Moderator
 
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