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Hello, SLKWorld.

New guy here, came to do pre-purchase research and SLKWorld seems to be the best relevant forum. My background is in Volvos and GM but considering a SLK to replace my current weekend toy. Currently moving from San Diego to Tampa (with 3 months in DC in between the two).

R170 SLK 230 originally piqued my interest, but leaning towards a R171 with a larger, normally aspirated engine or maybe even the V8.

Appreciate all the info you've contributed as I'm trying to absorb it all like drinking from a firehose.

- Erik
 

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Hi Erik, welcome from Washington, DC.
 

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Thanks for your service!!!

Welcome to SLKWorld.com: 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:
Bill's Den: Documents

Lube those seals:
http://www.slkworld.com/226839-post1.html

your brochure:
Mercedes Brochure Archive

mods you should do:
smarttop

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

clear or tinted side markers
shorty antenna
led license plate bulbs
led parking lights
carbon fiber on the C pillars http://www.slkworld.com/general-modifications-r171/50849-ive-taken-cf-plunge.html
oem windscreen or lighted/etched windscreen
Post your vin in the Vehicle Datacard Request section to get a free datacard (options on your car).

http://www.slkworld.com/vehicle-data-card/67706-free-how-get-free-datacard.html


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Hi and welcome from Lakeland, FL!

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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!
 

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Hi Erik, and welcome from the UK Midlands! :)

Good luck with your search... it just had to be the R171 V8 for me! :D
 

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Hi Erik, welcome from the North of Scotland. :smile:
 

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Thank you all for your warm welcomes and the great advice.

While a cross-country move has put buying a new car on the back burner, I still check in here from time-to-time to see what's happening in the SLK world.

With your help, and warnings of problems with specific models, I think I've narrowed my desires down to a R171 SLK55 AMG or maybe R230 SL55 AMG and will continue to appreciate all the advice here.

- Erik
 

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SLK 55 AMG Erik :D :D
You're in Lithia now? I'll stop by and demonstrate!
 

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PS: I appreciate all of the PMs full of advice and regret that until I get some more posts, I'll be unable to reply to them!
 
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