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Greetings All,

Well I 1st checked out the SLK's in September or 2016 as I was looking for a fun car to drive for my commutes from The Salt Lake City, UT. area to the Las Vegas, NV. area. I plan to retire the end of February 2017 & wanted something fun to drive. I had never thought about a convertible before I came across the SLK's. Rag tops are not very appealing to me or my wife. We do however love the hardtop convertibles. I had my eye on a blue 2001 SLK 230 with an automatic transmission, but it sold before I could purchase it. My second choice was a 1999 SLK Kompressor, maroon with a 5 speed manual transmission & 152,000 miles on it. Pretty car, but it does have front end paint damage due to the previous owner (Original Owner) used it for a daily driver. We have snow in Utah. Yuk!

The 1st reason I joined the SLK Forum was to do research on how to fix my car. My SLK started to have mechanical problems within 3 weeks of purchasing it. Engine check light issues ($900.00 to fix) Alternator went out ($700.00 to fix). WOW!!! nice was to start new ownership. Oh well the car is 17 years old & now has 162,000 miles on it. Repairs are to be expected, I just wish I was able to do the repairs myself. I do love my SLK & I get a lot of looks & "Nice car" comments. The 5 speed manual tans is a lot of fun too, but it still has the original clutch & It really need to be replaced, but I just can't afford that huge repair bill right now. I'm just dealing with it.

So know you all know more about me & my SLK. Happy & safe motoring to everyone.
 

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Hello, and welcome to SLKWorld from Illinois!

Yes, these cars can get a bit expensive if someone else is doing the work. However, once you understand the car a bit, the SLKs aren't difficult to work on at all- the hardest part is having the right tools, especially inverted Torx sockets. I do all of my own work, as it used to be my trade, but it's not hard to learn!
 

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Welcome from North Carolina! Alas, like you, I am anon-mechanic. The ride is still worth it! ???. ??
 

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com from Northern California
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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada :grin:

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Premium Member 2008 SLK55 AMG "Mabel"
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Hi, welcome from Barrhead, Scotland. :smile:
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 
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