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Hello everyone!

Just bought my first SLK, its a 2004 Iridium Silver SLK200K R171 - and it scares the living c**p out of me!
It's not my first RWD car, but considering my last RWD car was a MK1 Mazda MX5 (Miata), it's safe to say its a whole new ball game!

Being an 11 year old car, and the previous owner only covering 50k miles in that time, it's not without it's problems.

PS. Where are the cup holders!?
 

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Welcome to SLKWorld.com: 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:
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

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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Welcome from The Midlands

Hi and welcome from Nottingham, No time for drinking, just drive.>:D
I think most people remove/change the Cup Holders anyway.
 

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Welcome from Chester

Welcome to the forum this is a great place to learn about your new car, we have just bought our SLK having part ex`d our Mazda MX5. R)
 

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Hi and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

Cup holders were an option, so you might have a little storage 'cubby' above your head unit... most people prefer the small storage space, rather than risk expensive damage to their electronics (as described in the,link that Jeff has already shared win you). :D
 

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Welcome from Southern Maryland USA!
 

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Thanks for the welcome messages everyone!

With regards to the cup holders, I've got the storage unit above the head unit so I suppose that option wasn't checked.

I'm really enjoying driving the car, but I'm looking forward to starting the modifications! I've already ordered myself an AMG spoiler and read lights, next is to find a perfect set of 18" wheels to replace my current 16s, then plan doing some work with the suspension. The stock struts seem pretty good, so I think I could get away with just installing some new springs (coils)?
 

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check mod list in post 2 above
 

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

No eating or drinking sodas in our SLK 55
 
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