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Hi Y'all
New owner of a 2005 Mars Red SLK 350 R171. Stock, 6 speed manual.

Got rid of a beloved 1998 BMW Z3 for this beauty. 1 owner Texas car, 95k on the odo. Seems to be in good shape, notwithstanding some unusual body dings..

I was bragging to some BMW CCA friends about the higher quality plastic on the MB.... when the dang A/C adjuster lever/knob/slider thing fell off in my hand.... really...?

Anyway, I love tinkering with my cars. I am 60, retired a couple of times, don't much care for it... Have owned about 30 cars/trucks and this is my first Mercedes Benz.

Anyone in the H-Town area ever feel like a meetup and a cup at Starbucks, let me know.

Forums for cars are the absolute best thing that ever happened to car ownership. I know that someone, somewhere has already broken (and fixed) the items I am about to (or just did) break. Thanks in advance..!!

Zypher is my cat.


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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:

your brochure:

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

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Hey Zypher,
I bought a 2005 SLK 350 a few months ago--6 speed manual too, and I LOVE driving it! Had to endure stalling it a few times---it's been a while since I had a manual as my daily driver. We live in Houston, been here over 30 years. Don't know if there's a "club" here but I think us SLK owners need to stick together. There's not too many of us, at least not the R171 variety.

I'm not a great fan of Starbucks, but my husband loves it.

Welcome to the unique group of SLK owners!

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