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Hello everyone. Just traded my MX-5 2.0 sport for a 2007 280 yesterday. 7G gearbox and the nice 10-spoke wheels in silver. Fantastic car, very impressed, great V6 sounds. 9 years old with 65k miles on the clock and it's almost like new, drives without fault so far :smile:

Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding Member 2006
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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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Super Moderator CA 2012 SLK55 AMG w/P30
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Welcome from Northamptonshire. I'm sure someone will be along in a minute to point you in the direction of our UK meets calendar - there are plenty to be found in or near your neck of the woods. This is a great site with a lot of firndly people always able to over advice and insights into the world of the SLK. Enjoy.

Super Moderator UK SLK 55 AMG 2007
28,180 Posts
Hi Rick, welcome from the Wirral.

Midlands is the main player for meets.
Regulars for Donington breakfasts year round and Notts car café in the summer.

Uk region with a calendar for meets:
United Kingdom Region - Mercedes Benz SLK Forum

Feb meet up, deciding on venue at present (I'll post the question in the thread).

There's a handy R171 diy link in my signature below.

Please vote for your fellow members (The only politicking allowed on here).
Jan RoTM is polling now.

Then on Feb 1st you can enter your own SLK for free.
Just post three pics when it opens.
Keep an eye on this one:
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New members have won in the last twelve months :tu:

I do a couple of Cheshire meets. Occasionally around the Middlewich area.

Premium Member 2005 SLK55 AMG
11,405 Posts
Hi Tiny Rick, and welcome to from the UK Midlands - Thanks for joining us and posting an intro! :)

We have quite a few members in the UK that like to meet up from time to time, although things tend to be a little quieter during the winter months. If you're interested in joining us sometime, just keep an eye on the UK Region section, as we post meeting plans there! :tu:

There is a summary post that I maintain for our UK meets ( here ). Links to examples and pictures from last year's meets are available here. We're a friendly group, and always happy to welcome new members at any of our meets.

Finally, we also recently started plotting where our UK members are - check out the thread for that here: SLKWorld UK & Ireland Members and Meeting Points Map

Thank you

Premium Member 2009 SLK55 AMG
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Welcome from the Sacramento Valley SLK Enthusiasts!

Super Moderator 2006 SLK 280
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Welcome to from Northern

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