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Registered 2005 SLK350
11 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Hi everyone,

So glad I got my first SLK, a 2005 R171 SLK 350. I still own my 2001 W2003 C200K, but this is my first step in the world of two-seater convertible Mercs.
I hope the cars proves out to be what it seems to be, I got the car with only 23000 km (checked by Mercedes dealer and MOT) but still discovering it as it happens with every "new" used car. The V6 is great,
smooth and very powerful, very different to the engines of the cars I used to drive.
Truth is I only own my SLK for a week and the purchase happened while the circumstances globally are far from great, I hope everything works out for the best and we get over this coronavirus crisis.

Anyway, thanks for this great group you've formed, we' ll be in touch!

Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada 😄

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
94,981 Posts
Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from Florida!

Great R171 info:

Lube those seals:

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:

What is this SmartTOP all the members keep talking about?

clear side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars I've taken the CF Plunge...
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

My mods - See my signature block links below - also check my albums in my profile and my videos in the 'Driving Stories' section

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!

FREE!! How to get a free datacard!

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Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
26,163 Posts
Welcome from Wirral, England.

If you are new to forums, or the format of this forum, this may help.

Our forum rules:

Really useful links (thanks to ixions cataloguing)
The web site of slk-links Includes diy videos.
Spare parts: The web site of slk-links <<<Where to find part numbers

There's a link to R170/171/172's do it yourself threads below.
R170 DIYS:- SLK R170 class DIY
R171 DIYS:- SLK R171 Class DIY
R172 DIYS:- SLK R172 Class DIY

Some useful tips in this section for new Members and prospective owners.
The web site of slk-links

You can find your region by scrolling down the page on this link
This is where to find meets/events.

Look across the banner and you'll see three vertical dots.
Many questions answered there.
You'll also find the >>>FAQs<<<

Click the 5 horizontal lines near the banner.
Scroll down and you'll find a huge section of info.
Check out the tsbs. Lot's of fixes for MB recognised issues there.

Super Moderator 06 SLK 280
10,516 Posts
Welcome to from Northern California

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,404 Posts
Hi and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
11,487 Posts
Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Registered 2005 SLK350
11 Posts
Discussion Starter #20
When I first saw these 18” wheels fitted by the previous owner, I was thinking of immediately changing them to the stock 17” ones, but they grew on me very quickly!
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