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Hello everyone.My name is Karen and I live in the greater Miami area. I owned a 2005 SL500 for 10 years and had planned to purchase a Corvette, but decided to take another look at the SLK. I thought I would just go with the Mercedes name and keep my purchase price down, but when my husband said get what I want - well we saw this AMG SLK55 all sleek and black and chrome and when that engine turned on and we heard that motor, we fell in love. It was one of those spur of the moment decisions that has definitely paid off. I didn't want the larger Mercedes since I felt it would feel like driving my old car all over again. Some people seem to think the SLK's are for those who can't afford the SL model. This was not the case at all for me. I wanted the sports car experience and I certainly got even more than I had ever dreamed. Did I say yet that I LOVE THIS CAR?

The electronics alone make the car a whole new experience for me. I did update my old radio with a bluetooth model but that was far from the technology that the AMG has. Now I feel guilty because I have this paddle shifter that I have no idea how to use. Is it worth going to the AMG Academy?

My only complaint is that there is not more chrome accents. I think the hood air intake vents are very unattractive on the black car. They look like tarnished metal but I am sure they are probably plastic. I have ordered chrome fins and am waiting for them to arrive.

I look forward to participating in the forum and to see if there are fellow AMG owners in the Miami area. I have lots of experience with the idiosyncasies of the SL500. Many times I found out more on these forums than my mechanics could figure out. So I hope I can help others and share my experiences.:x
 

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Hi Karen, and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)

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Dave
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

I think you might find at least 1 FloriSLKda member on SLKWORLD. Lol
 

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Is it worth going to the AMG Academy?
Absolutely! Unfortunately, they aren't using the SLK55 for autocross at ADA any more, but you'll be able to check out the SL63 for comparison with your SLK.

...think you'll be very happy with your decision.

Greetings and welcome, and to echo Jeff, come to our picnic!
 

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Thanks for the welcome

So nice to already hear from you. Wish I could make that picnic but will be in North Carolina that week. I know that area well since I grew up in Tampa. I look forward to getting to know you all.

If anyone knows where to get accessories like seat protectors or floor mats, preferably with
SLK or AMG logo please keep me posted. I got a lot of wear on the upper left driver side leather
seat of my SL that eventually ripped and cracked and would like to prevent that happening on my new baby. Thank you again.

Karen
 

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Hi all. Haven't checked in for a while. Just got back from a trip to the southern Caribbean. I live in Miami and am used to the ocean but the islands like Antigua and St. Lucia are totally amazing. Way different than Florida. Beautiful mountains and gorgeous scenery in general.
 

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Hi Karen, welcome from Canada ?




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I confused everyone. I had wanted to post a photo of the day.

Thank you all for the welcomes but not new here anymore. I had wanted to post in the photo of the day thread. Could not figure how to upload so it went with a message but no photo! Just wanted to let you all know why I had not posted for a while. Hope you can see how beautiful these islands are. This is Antigua. If you ever go to the Caribbean try to get down to the Leeward Islands. So different there. Thank you again for the kind remarks.
 

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