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Hello.
As yet I dont have an SLK, but I am now trawling sites looking for a half decent 230 R170.
I live between Leeds & Bradford, im 60 years old, and I am an engineer.
I also have an interst in scooters owning a lambretta GP 200 & Vespa PX200.
I will be going to look at a couple this Saturday and hope to put a deposit down on one of them (depending on condition)
I'm not wanting to spend a fortune as it will be a second car for fun days & weekends British weather permitting!! so will be spending about 3k mark on an 2002 ish model.
Now I know all about the corrosion on the wheel arches and leading edge of the bonnet, and the cars I will be looking at have corrosion, which im not too fussed about as wings can be removed / replaced / painted, but what else do i need to look out for?
Service history Should this be a yearly thing or a mileage thing?
Supercharger is this a problem on 230s?
Roof what to look out for regards opening
Other things to look out for.
I hope I am OK putting these questions in my Introduce yourself section
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

You're fine asking those questions in your welcome thread, although I don't know enough about the R170 to offer any useful advice. I'm sure others that know much more about the R170 will be along shortly with some words of wisdom for you...
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hello.
And thank you alll for the friendy replys.
As stated in my first welcome post I was looking for a 2.3 R170 but so far I have not seen anything that fits my requirements, however Im going to look at a 2001 3.2 6 speed manual.
2 owners from new.
Will update later today.
 
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