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Looking at retirement in a few years and I would love to purchase a well cared for SLK 350 about 5 to 7 years old. What do I need to watch out for?


I am not new to Mercedes I had a 280SL in 1971, the last year they were made. It was a custom ordered one exactly the way I wanted it. Sure liked that car, will I like the SLK as much.
Presently driving a 2009 Audi A4 3.2 Quattro which is my 5th Audi. Love German cars.
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Valrico, Florida!

Be aware of these 2 issues based on engine number range:

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/108306-balance-shaft-sprocket-m272-m273-stickied.html

http://www.slkworld.com/slk-r171-general-discussion/108298-oil-consumption-engine-ranges-m272-stickied.html

If looking for a car, get the options before you buy! Get the datacard...see below

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:
http://www.slkworld.com/226839-post1.html

your brochure:
http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/167265-mercedes-brochure-archive.html#post1511249

mods you should do:
smarttop

http://www.slkworld.com/general-discussion/121481-what-smarttop-all-members-keep-talking-about.html

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

FREE GIFT! Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car). If looking for a car, get the options before you buy!

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html



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My first German car was a 1986 Audi 5000 - amazing the handling they could coax from the same simple front suspension as my 1977 Super Beetle convertible! Perhaps it's an easily acquired taste...
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi and welcome to SLKWorld.com from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us! :)
 
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