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I purchased a 2001 SLK230 for my wife in January of 2015 and we really love the car! I am happy that I was never able to find the BMW Z3 that I was looking for originally! The car is stored during the Canadian winters (November through April).

I am working to resolve a few issues with it at the moment, as I have always done my own mechanical work. When it is "perfect", I hope to install a hitch and with my wife, tow a motorcycle size tent-trailer across Canada and the United States, over the course of several summers.

As this is the first Mercedes I have owned, I may be forced to ask for some Mercedes "Benz type" advice in the future, and hope to assist others as well. I have attached a few photos of the car from January of 2015, before it went into hibernation for the winter.

As I was writing this, I got to day-dreaming and came up with a list of the other vehicles which I have owned over the course of my life. I have ignored the snowmobiles, street bikes, dirt bikes, and quads.

I hope to be a good community member.



1967 Plymouth Belvedere GTX 440 4-speed
1974 Chevrolet Vega
1977 Chevrolet Nova
1980 Ford F-100
1990 Ford F-150
1994 Volkswagen Golf (gasoline)
1994 GMC SLE 1500
1989 Mercury Sable
1989 Plymouth Sundance
2003 Volkswagen Golf TDI
1994 GMC Suburban
1997 Toyota Corolla
1994 BMW 318i
2004 BMW X3
2006 Ford F350 King Ranch gas
2008 Ford F450 Lariat Dually 6.8 Diesel
2006 Ford F350 King Ranch 6.0 Diesel
2000 BMW 323i
2001 Mazda Protege
1986 Ford F250 4x4 6.9 Diesel
2006 Ford F350 Lariat 6.0 Diesel
2006 Honda Accord

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Hi Paul, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

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Welcome from Ontario Paul :grin:


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

Thanks for joining and posting an interesting intro.

Yet again we welcome a fellow biker.
Though trailering with an SLK is much rarer.

There's a handy R170 diy link in my signature below.
Been there, done that. Great cars.

Canada has regional threads for meets and local info:
Canada Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Two small tasks for you.
Feb 1st you can enter our free comp RoTM. You have a great looking car so share and maybe win a prize.
Newbies have won with an R170 last year.
Meanwhile you can vote for January. Make someone happy.
ROTM Submissions & Voting - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Shiny the boot :tu:
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