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Hi all,
Just introducing myself after buying an slk for the wife. Her dream car that she's been after for a long time now.
Ended up with a prefacelift R171 350 (2006).
It's O/B with a red interior and quite a good few options fitted.
Already grateful to you guys for hints and tips picked up reading the posts before buying the car, and looking forward to learning more info and how to's, seems a great forum.
First mod is already looking like installing a smarttop in the near future. :wink:
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Welcome from up the road.

I suspect you may be 'borrowing' the wife's car more often than you think.

Purely test driving for mechanical interest, of course.
welcome from Nottingham

Hi and welcome
SmartTop best place to purchase, see below.
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Read the instructions on here and the ones that come with the unit. Takes less than 2 hours.
Canbus tray will hurt your fingers.

Buy Car Smart Top Modules - Parts & Spares | PPCGB
Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!

owner's and maintenance manuals great R171 info:

later year owner's/maintenance/comand manuals, top right in the link below:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:

your brochure:

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
See my mod albums for more ideas

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Welcome from North Carolina, USA!
Welcome from Portland, Oregon. Enjoy the forum and the top down driving.
Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands... and SmartTop is a must-have mod! :)
Thanks for the welcome, and yes if I'm good enough the wife might just let me borrow it occasionally. >:D
I think for now the remit only extends to maintaining and cleaning it :wink:
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Black be beautiful! Enter February Ride of the Month when entries open!
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
>:DWelcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
Welcome to the forum. I too am a new owner, and the learning curve gets a lot of help on here.
Welcome from North Carolina, USA!
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