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I joined a couple years ago after buying my 05 SLK 350, silver with red interior. Recently an idiot ran a red light and totalled my favorite toy. I'm definitely getting another one, but apparently my search parameters are too specific because so far I haven't found anything suitable.

I'm from Kansas City, but I'm currently living in Springfield, MO. I'm a systems administrator by trade, but that's really just a way to pay for my toys; it's not terribly exciting.
 

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Welcome to the new guy that's been here a while from Columbus, Ohio! Sorry to hear about your SLK, hopefully you'll find another one soon!
 

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Bummer about the loss of your SLK. Make sure you turn the screws on the idiot's insurance company for maximum value; after all their client was entirely at fault.

You didn't specify the transmission type, but if you want a manual you'll have to cast a very wide net to find one. There are simply too few of them around for the odds of locating one a short distance away to be more than minimal. Good luck!
 

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Worse things than a road trip to get your new SLK. Looking for a 171 or a 172?

Glad you were OK.

Post pics when you get one.
 

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I'm looking at an R171 most likely in my $15-$25k range. I do enjoy the manual transmission more and they certainly do seem to be rare. That is made even worse by dealers listing automatics as manuals... not cool. I want this one to be black instead of my previous silver and I'd really like to find another with the red interior I had. Those are really my only four requirements, I can work around anything else. I didn't realize I was being picky until I came up with not a single suitable vehicle in the entire country. I'll be expanding my search to include private sellers now; I'm just a bit scared of that route as I've never done it before.
 
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