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Hi there,
I am looking to buy my first SLK 32 AMG in South CA, there are few 2002-2004 with 50-80k available here. I am an Audi S driver and have zero MB/AMG experience. What are specific issues to look for when checking this car and for its maintenance? I have just moved to Orange County from TX, so any input about reliable local mechanics would be appreciated too!
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Jeff: thank you, very helpful!

All: hi again, my first experience has followed a saying "when a poor man decides get married nights become too short": the were two silver 32 amgs around, one from the dealer with zero service records, 3 owners and misaligned hood (did not feel right after I checked it using Jeff's checklist), another from a private party, the ad said perfect one...it was offered for sale for 6 months and when I asked yesterday to see the car I was told it was sold today! My alternative option would be slk350, manual. Next options would be slk 280 or 350 auto, there are plenty around from LA to San Diego. Do models 2009-2010 have any real advantage over those 2005-2008 assuming the same mileage? I may need to choose between 05-06 with 60k and 2010 with 100k. Thanks for your input!

Dmitri
 

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facelifted 350s 2008/9 and up to 2011 have bigger engine 301 hp to 268 hp

SLK 350 2004–2007 3,498 cc (3.498 L; 213.5 cu in) V6 (M272) 272 PS (200 kW; 268 hp)@6000, 350 N·m (260 lb·ft)@2400-5000
SLK 350 2008–2011 3,498 cc (3.498 L; 213.5 cu in) V6 (M272) 305 PS (224 kW; 301 hp)@6000, 360 N·m (270 lb·ft)@2400-5000
 
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