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Recently I just made one of the biggest purchases of my life (still in my twenties), I bought a pre-owned 2013 SLK350.

Its Diamond White
Got it from an official dealership, and it was a certified pre-owned still under manufacturer warranty.

I live in Toronto, Ontario (Canada, might be weird as most of you are from the United States, and its a guarantee we have harsh winters every year).

I plan on driving this during nice days, as I have a AWD vehicle to put mileage on for long distance or rough weather trips.

This is my introduction to this site, I plan to be very active here.

Based on my judgement, I see a lot of great information here, and decided this would be an amazing place to start. I have noticed that a lot of members here a very creditable with years of experience.

Thanks for reading, and I am sure I will see some of you around the forums here in the near future.
 

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Don't be nervous! We are here!

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smarttop

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and most are from United Kingdom!!!
 

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and most are from United Kingdom!!!
would that be a problem as I am from Canada, and usually these cars are manufactured some what differently.

What also worries me about these cars are maintenance issues.

I heard these were really expensive to maintain.

Is there any steps recommended to prevent such expenses from occuring.

its a low mileage car still under warranty and star certified for now.

Dealer said it only pretty much needs to be serviced once a year.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com

Welcome from Northern California
 

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Welcome from Lakeland, Florida USA.

Nervous? Why? You have a whole forum of experts and enablers to help!
 
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

I will update everyone with pictures of her, and hopefully you experts can share your best tips with me to keep her well maintained and up to remarkable standard.
 

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maintenance...
whip out your maintenance manual and see what is due at time or mileage and keep up on it

I am going in tomorrow for my 100,000 visit!

money? oh yes, but again, if you do what is due, whether by diy with our help or an indy or mb, it will last forever
 

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Welcome!

I too am a first time Mercedes owner and a recent addition to this fine forum... there is a wealth of useful information, and as SimplySLK pointed out... enablers :)

May you have many long years of enjoyment and safe driving in your beautiful new (to you) SLK!
 

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Welcome from the GTA...nice to see another new member from the GWN. Hopefully join us on a few road trips or a coffee get together in the coming months.

Which dealership did you buy the car from?
 

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Welcome from the GTA...nice to see another new member from the GWN. Hopefully join us on a few road trips or a coffee get together in the coming months.

Which dealership did you buy the car from?
Victoria Star Motors


Would be nice to meet up as well.

Nice to see someone else from the GTA area in Ontario :D


Glad to see this.
 

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Welcome from Phoenix don, t be " Nervous" I drove Mercedes for over 20 Years some had high Miles on it and never kept me sitting on the side of Road. Some of my old Mercedes even outlasted my marriage and relationships with them Ladies/Betty,s. :grin::wink: The only tip I can give you is stick your nose under the hood once a week check if all the fluids are okay check for leaks and do not wait to the last minute if something needs fixing. :smile:

Jbanks never sleeps so he is always here to point you in the right direction and will give you some helpful hints.

Enjoy the new car.
 
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Welcome to the forums. German cars whilst expensive are very well engineered. Service them as required and they will generally look after you.

Also, you will not find a better group of people than those on here. I assure you there is someone with an answer to any issue or question you may have.

Also, nice choice for your first Benz :smile:
 

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)
 
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