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Good day,

I'm DrStrangeLug, a computer programmer from Somerset UK. I've joined here because I'm looking to buy a R170 SLK and your forums kept coming up on Google when I asked certain questions.

This would be my first MB as I've mainly been a Vauxhall man . I'm on my third Astra, had a Calibra (loved it) and a selection of other cars.

I've looked at 2 so far.

I looked at a blue one which drove wonderfully but the bodywork had scratch as bumps and the boot lid gaps on both sides were different.

Another blue one had great bodywork but the engine stuttered when accelerating with what I now think is the K40 relay problem. It also lacked a bonnet lift gas strut and looks like it had quite a bit of rewiring done to fit a sound system.

I'm looking at more this weekend.

Good to meet you all.
 

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Welcome to the SLK forum from the US. Hopefully you'll find an SLK that's a perfect fit for you. Good luck with your search.
 

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Welcome and thanks for joining.
 

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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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Welcome from close by in Weston Super Mare :), good hunting.
 

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Hi, welcome from the North of Scotland. Good luck with your search. :)
 

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Hi and welcome from Leicestershire


Look for an '02 onwards if you can and you'll avoid the rust issues

Happy Hunting
:Beer:
 

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Hi , not been on for a couple of weeks so I thought I'd update with details of my search.

Looked at a silver 200K manual and a blue 230K auto . Both drove great , the silver one had a little bit of tin worm (which the seller tried to pass off as aluminium oxidization ) . I nearly bought the blue one . But in my wife & I's current financial situation we'd be better of waiting for a couple of years and spending a little more for a better one.

That was two weeks ago. This week my wife got a promotion and I got a newer better paid job, so the hunt is back on.
 
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