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Hi everyone, I started looking for a convertible car last year having never had one, I fancied a hard top convertible and looked at both BMW and Mercedes, I plumped for the SLK due to several reasons, power, size, cost and dependability.
I had narrowed it down to the SL and SLK, due to the unreliability, handling and power of the SL for what I could afford I decided on the SLK, a black SLK 280 was for sale in a local dealer, I was only intending to take it for a spin to see how they drove, the dealer was very helpful, suggested I took the car for a test drive without him being in the car, had a good look round tested everything, took the roof down, looked up and sky and I was off, the sheer power of the 3litre engine and the smoothness of the gearbox was intoxicating, coupled with the sound when you gave it a bootfull of right foot, I was sold, drove back to the dealer after about 30 mins, bought it on the spot, never looked back, fantastic car with so much sky for not much money.
I changed the 16" wheels for 18" ones, and added a new Kenwood DPX-5000BT stereo which I use to stream music from my iPhone.

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

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there! :tu:

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