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Hello everyone. Just purchased our first MB, a 2008 SLK280 with 11,500 miles. Purchased from original owner for 21k. Pewter with Dakota Brown leather, heating package and convenience package. :rb

Just learning all functions and buttons but first drive home was awesome! Immaculate condition except for scrapes under front fascia and intense smell of moth ball like inside especially when vents are blowing. 86 year old previous owner has 6 other cars and didn't drive it much.

Not sure how to get musty smell gone yet and will need a front fascia repaint but I think overall I got a very reasonable deal for it.
 

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Greetings from Tennessee !

Looks like you found a gem ! Plenty of great things you can do to it, just start reading and searching the site. I would start with a new Cabin Air Filter. You can DIY it for about $40 - make sure that you get one that is impregnated with carbon. Mann is a brand that I prefer. At some point you should have someone familiar with M-B check it out and read the STAR codes for you. That will let you know whether any issues are present according to the car's computers. Also post the VIN and get a Datcard - it will tell you what options the car had when built.

Oh yeah - put the top down, find a curvy road and see what that puppy can do !

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Greetings from Hillsboro, Oregon, and another Pewter SLK280 owner! Ours has Black leather interior and fewer options than yours; looks like you got an outstanding deal.
 

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because you are using an apple product! change each pic name and then you can upload more than one per post see below

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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A warm welcome from Southern Arizona. Good to have you on board. My musty smell was attributed to a cabin filter that needed to be replaced. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.
 

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Welcome, from NC! Love that color combination. Looks like you found a treasure.
 

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Hi, welcome from the North of Scotland. Congratulations on your SLK. :)
 

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Cabin filter

A warm welcome from Southern Arizona. Good to have you on board. My musty smell was attributed to a cabin filter that needed to be replaced. Enjoy the people, the forum, and top down cruisin'.
Thanks I'm assuming it's never been done in 6 years. I'll do the install myself but and I'm sure it's posted elsewhere but where is the best place on the web to order a replacement filter at a reasonable cost?
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you can get them at any car parts store also like advance auto, autozone, pep boys.
 

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Welcome from NE England. Congratulations on your SLK.

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