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California Dreamin
2006 SLK 280
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I'm a transplanted Midwesterner to Northern California. Spent 41 years as an Insurance Adjuster drooling over other peoples beautiful toys. So I decided to take a little of the retirement fund and get one of my own. I just recently bought a 2006 280 SLK. I've had it for 2 weeks and am loving every mile and minute of it. Living on the coast and close to the mountains the scenery is fantastic for driving around and my second love photography. Now I have a new model to insert into my shots.


Registered 2005 SLK 350
31 Posts
Welcome to the forum. I also just retired and moved from NJ to our beach house on the Delaware shore. I had to turn in my company car so I decided to buy a fun car which was a 2005 SLK350. Best of luck with the retirement and the new toy.

Founding Member 2006
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Welcome to 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:
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Lube those seals:

your brochure:

mods you should do:

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars
carbon fiber center caps
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen

See my mod albums for more ideas

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Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from Brisbane Austraia. Pleased you are enjoying your car so much. I have had mine for two years and I still smile every time I put the key in the ignition and pull the switch to drop the roof.
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