I'm writing to introduce myself as a new member in the UK. I bought a 1998 slk230 about 4 months ago and must say I'm extremely pleased with it. I'd looked at Z3s, the mx5 being far too small, and TTs but Z3s were really to small and all the TTs for sale had very high mileage so, no doubt, had been thrashed at some time. Although I'm a little cramped in the Merc it's ok, providing I slouch a bit! I think I've managed to pick up a good one as it's mechanically sound and the roof works fine. The bodywork doesn't have much rust although numerous stone chips will need treating soon. The interior, like many others, needs repainting but I've obtained the paint, etc from Germany and will do the whole thing before the winter. I've used this website numerous times over the last few months and have found it extremely useful. Just want to say thanks to all the members who pass on information. Will probably be asking questions over the next few weeks - like how on earth do you get a good radio signal? And what do you do with an exhaust system that is old but in good order yet just looks tatty? - so I hope you'll bear with me. Cheers!