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Hello all

My name is Aitor and I'm from Galicia, a green and lovely county/state/region on the Atlantic side, north west of Spain, with very mild summer climate where the convertible can be enjoyed to the fullest

I've just purchased an used r171 06 SLK 200 with 98k kms, quite basic cause it was difficult to get the car with everything and in black which was for me mandatory!.

It also comes with maroon leather seats which make it look great :wink: It has also xenon for the low-beans and came with the basic AUDIO 20 unit which I've just replaced a few days ago for a Chinese after-market unit with android 5 which looks and performs great in my car.

Not sure what to do with the 6 CD changer in the glovebox, any idea? I presume it's price in the market is close to nothing.

Hope I can learn from all of you, I want to do step by step some changes in the car from a comfortability point of view:
- Rear and front camera
- Ultrasound sensors
- Get more confortable seats maybe?

The cons I found so far with the car are:
- It is not the most powerful car out there. Maybe should have gone for a 230k but fuel consumption was definetily important as I conmute everyday to work (30 kms)
- Not the most confortable to drive 500km in a row in the highway, which I happen to do every 2/3 weeks. My seats have no lumbar adjustment setting and my back hurts a bit
- Roof joints are quite noisy, I read somewhere about waxing them so the noise goes away. I will try this soon

And that's it. I hope we can share knowledge and some stories in here.
Read you around!

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

The option for front and rear camera will depend on the inputs you have on your new head unit - there are others on here that have added cameras, so please use the search feature to try to find them... Edit: I see that you're already active about this in one of the forum threads, so no need to search again! :tu:

Swapping to more comfortable seats may be much more difficult. I know of one member that has swapped their R171 seats to be R172 seats, but it's probably expensive to buy the seats, plus quite a complex job to replace them. Although I don't suffer from lumbar support issues in my car, have you considered using a support cushion when you are driving the longer distances?

Some great R171 info, including Owner’s/Maintenance/COMAND manuals, etc.:
Don’t forget to lube those seals (this is likely to help the noises from your roof joints & seals):
Download your car’s brochure:
Mods you should think about doing to your SLK:
  • SmartTop: What is this SmartTOP all the members keep talking about?
  • Shorty antenna
  • LED license plate bulbs and parking lights
  • Chrome/stealth indicator bulbs (still flash orange, but removes the ‘fried egg’ look from your headlight housings)
  • OEM windscreen or Lighted/etched windscreen
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