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Hi everyone
In just over a month, I hit the magical age when I can cash in my pensions. So am going to wipe one out (lil bitty one) and use the money to get myself an SLK.
I've had some decent sports cars before (3 and 4 litre twin turbos) and want something which is reliable, comfortable and REASONABLY economical. So basically, I am looking for advice on what I should be looking for and what I should avoid. I haven't got masses to spend (around the £3k mark) so I'm guessing it will almost certainly be an R170 or R171 but want to gen up on advice before I jump in and buy the first one which bats its eyelids at me.
Thanks in advance
 

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Hello from a UK R170 320 owner.....I've not had the car long but I'm getting 27.1mpg with a mixture of roof up and down if that helps.


The prices are shooting up in the UK due to the weather so act now if you want to pay less. That's what pushed me into it after umming and arr'ing for an eternity
 

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Welcome from central Florida, USA!
 

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Welcome from Washington, DC.
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

I highly recommend a SLK 55 2009 or newer! No one would ever be able to slap the smile off your face! LOL
 

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Welcome from Kent and hope you get the car you are after.
 

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Hi, welcome from the North of Scotland. :smile:
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

If you're going to stick to your £3k budget, it will need to be an R170, but I'm sure you'll love whichever model you end up with... Good luck with your search! :D
 
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