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Hi folks,

Just bought the missus a weekend toy - 2008 SLK 280 with the proper manual gearbox - it's a sports car, no slush pumps allowed! She also has a 2006 TT, last of the mk1 line front-drive 190HP coupe. Interesting comparison - the Merc is nicer to drive, but the Audi definitely has better cabin quality, no hard plastics like the SLK. Surprisingly heavy steering on the SLK, but that V6 winds out nicely and the gearbox is excellent. Both very pretty cars, but the magic roof on the SLK makes all the differnece in this great summer weather in the UK! We live between Nottingham and Leicester in the heart of England, although we're both Scots from the north-east, between Dundee and Aberdeen (Broughty Ferry and Montrose, for those who know the area). My main drive is a 2012 Audi S6 Avant, a practical load lugger that will outdrag a Porsche 911..............
 

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Welcome and thanks for joining.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
http://www.billsden.org/mercedes/slk/docs/#dtb


your brochure:
http://www.ragtop.org/mbbrochures/index.html


mods you should do:
smarttop
clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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A warm welcome from Southern Arizona. Good to have you on board. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.
 

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Hi, welcome from the North of Scotland. Congratulations on your new SLK. :smile:
 

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Another 'local' member...

Welcome aboard...

A few of us in Nottingham get together now and then - shout up if you fancy joining us one evening..
 

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Whirlybirdy

Another 'local' member...

Welcome aboard...

A few of us in Nottingham get together now and then - shout up if you fancy joining us one evening..
Closer than you think - I live at the Rempstone crossroads, just around the corner from Nigel's East Midland Helicopters!
 
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