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As you soon will notice, I 'm not a native speaker/wirter in your language, so sorry for my errors and mistakes.

As said in the title, I live in TheNetherlands, age >60 years and hopefully soon te be retired.
My car history goes from Germany (BMW2002, in the early '70s), to England (Triumph Spitfire, 2x), to Japan (Mazda 929Coupe, Toyota's (from Corolla, Celica 2x and LancCruiser FRP 2x) and back to Germany (a very maltreated VW Polo 2001)
Actually I was looking for a Chrysler Crossfire but I was told more than once this wasn't a good idea due to the lesser quality. They pointed me at the SLK series from MB. In appearance the same but better built. To be honest, I never was a big fan of MB (no offence :smile:), I always thought they were too big.. Except for the SLK, (K stands for Kompakt).
To cut a long story... now I own a SLK200 R171, Black, 2009, for about 2 months and cann't wait for the next summer.
I hope to learn from you about the do's and don'ts, tips and tricks... and so on..


ps: picture was taken during the testdrive.


Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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Welcome to The #1 Mercedes-Benz SLK Forum from 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:

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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Hi Jan, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

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Welcome Jan from Old Hampshire in the UK Actually your command of English is better than many native Englishmen!!
You will really enjoy your SLK in the summer, and we look forward to seeing some great photos of the car in amongst the tulips!!
This forum is awesome if you have a problem or just need something to brighten your day!


Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Canada Jan :grin:


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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
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