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Hi all I am new here. Down in the central Florida area. Actually about to purchase a 2007 SLK280 with 90k on it. Wondering from you all what reliability is on them and any issues I should be looking out for. The mechanics seem great interior needs some work especially the drivers seat which I feel like needs to be replaced for sure. Any help is really appreciated looking for a reliable car to get me to and from work every day I can have a little fun in.
 

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Thank you all for the warm welcome I greatly appreciate it. The vehicle I am looking at isn’t perfect cosmetically for sure. Drivers seat is especially shot and I for sure noticed a 4-5 inch dent in the front hood. The mechanics of it seem to be in good order and the mileage is at 90k. I would definitely need at minimum a drivers side replacement seat. The price doesn’t seem too bad though would you all keep looking or jump on a cheap well maintained but visually somewhat lacking slk?
 

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FL locals: U.S. Florida - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum


At 90K this should NOT be an issue, but so you are aware: http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/108306-balance-shaft-sprocket-m272-m273.html


Before driving: http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/70666-reset-transmission-adaptive-learning.html


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Service the roof and eliminate squeaks etc : http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/20937-spring-here~gummi-pflege-lube-your-seals-lithium-grease-your-joints-hinges.html


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Also have some
More info figured I would run it by you all since your experts and I’m a newbie with these cars... battery was replaced 3 months ago from autozone special order with warranty..... he doesn’t remember when he replaced the brakes said if he did it was over 2 years ago. Said he had the STHG go bad with the convertible ? Said that was repaired. No other major
Maintenance.
Said he has all of the service records and said the car needs one tire (I find that odd but once again I’m a newbie). He said the car is it comfortable to drive for more than an hour so he does not take it on long trips what so ever. I asked about the motor balance shaft sprocket stuff said he has never heard of that or had any issues the vin on it is Wdbwk54f77f147048 and he doesn’t know where the motor sn is to check to see if it’s one of the bad ones. I am
Trying to get as knowledgeable as possible prior to going to look at it a second time tomorrow. Thank you all for your help
 

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Per my glancing at your engine number

272942 30 476688

you are out of range of

Equipped with M272 Engine Up to
Serial No. 2729..30 468993

One tire bad could be it needs a 4 wheel alignment

google it :D
 
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