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Hi, after owning a variety of convertible cars (Mazda MX5, mk 2 and mk3 then a Saab 93 aero) I finally purchased a facelift 2008 SLK 200).
I'm well pleased as it was a private sale and I negotiated a further £450 off the private sellers price, some minor rust bubbling on the leading edge of the drivers front wing.
I pick it up tomorrow. It's in palladium silver, 84000 miles, mix of MB and local garage services. The guy has fitted a Perspex wind deflector (purchased I think from eBay, looks ok ish.....). It's got airscarf and parking sensors from and rear. It's an auto.
Drives nicely, interior and exterior pretty decent. All original alloys plus 4 newish tyres, although the rears are winter.
The car will be a weekend toy as we have a Volvo V70 D5 to ferry the kids around in and trips up North and down south for holidays. It's a great car ? for a family with decent power when you need it. My daily driver is a new shape C class 220d Amg line. It's fab!
I've always been a Merc fan having lots of W202s estates and saloons through the 90s and 2000s.
Will post some photos soon.

 

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Great R171 info:

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Lube those seals:
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your brochure:
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mods you should do:
smarttop

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

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

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Welcome from North Hampshire - Sounds a good spec' SLK :tu:

I finally purchased a facelift 2008 SLK 200).
I pick it up tomorrow. It's in palladium silver, 84000 miles, mix of MB and local garage services. The guy has fitted a Perspex wind deflector (purchased I think from eBay, looks ok ish.....). It's got airscarf and parking sensors from and rear. It's an auto. Will post some photos soon.

Look forward to seeing more pictures, but think that Your new R171/200 is one of the other MB Silvers, rather than Palladium Silver which is slightly darker & pictured below:

 

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Welcome from North Hampshire - Sounds a good spec' SLK :tu:



Look forward to seeing more pictures, but think that Your new R171/200 is one of the other MB Silvers, rather than Palladium Silver which is slightly darker & pictured below:

Greetings from Green Country, USA. Ask Jeff or one of the mods for your data card.
 

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Yes your right, my mistake, I believe it's Iridium Silver?
I forgot to mention the car is specced with heated seats too. Having the parking sensors front and rear is a real bonus.
 

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Yes your right, my mistake, I believe it's Iridium Silver?
I forgot to mention the car is specced with heated seats too. Having the parking sensors front and rear is a real bonus.
get your free gift? your datacard? the color is on it
 
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