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Registered 2010 SLK55 AMG
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Hello all. Newbie here. I've been looking at purchasing a used R171 AMG. There are a couple around the country that look interesting (both are '05 and under 16k miles).

I've seen somebody here that is able to run the VIN to generate a list of options based on the VIN number. Could somebody help?

Thanks!

WDBWK73F55F078287
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WDBWK73F045308

Also, how can the VINs be so different in size?!? FWIW, I read the second number off the VIN plate, but the first number is supplied by the dealer in the ad. Maybe the last three digits don't belong?
 

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Hmm...this the where I'm getting the 2nd number. I can post the CL ad, if that's not against the forum rules, but here's the picture. If it's ok to link the entire ad, let me know and I will.
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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3f95 missing. Chicky will get. I'm out to lunch
 

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So if I'm reading both of these VINs correctly, they are both missing NAV as well as the P030 package? Any other biggies I'd feel like I'm missing out on?

I kinda want the P030 package even with the additional cost of brake parts; but I suppose if it never sees the track, I'd never really miss it?

I did a search to try to find a list of the available options for the 55, but I only found the huge master-list that is difficult for Mr. Newbie to decode. If there's a list of options that a guy should strive to find when buying a used 55, please point me to it.
 

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It's a huge investment..whatever you do, don't settle. Unless you can find something immaculate in the right price range that either a. has the exact features you want or b. is TOO good of a deal to pass up on [and you'll be able to get mods or other options installed at a later time] then don't do it. ESPECIALLY with the amg.

This is my opinon from experience ;)
 

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WDBWK73F76F111064 - Another VIN check?

(is it ok for me to keep asking, or is there a site I can generate the VIN card without bothering y'all?)

This one again only has 12k miles, but I'm seeing carbon fibre trim on the door handles. Does that mean it has the P030 package? I see it has NAV from the pictures. I'd have to whittle them down on price a bit on this one though...
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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standby.....
 

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Administrator 2009 SLK 55 AMG/Founding member 2006
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keep asking

yup 030


Here ya go!!
 

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WDBWK73F76F111064 - Another VIN check?

(is it ok for me to keep asking, or is there a site I can generate the VIN card without bothering y'all?)

This one again only has 12k miles, but I'm seeing carbon fibre trim on the door handles. Does that mean it has the P030 package? I see it has NAV from the pictures. I'd have to whittle them down on price a bit on this one though...
Here, knock yerself out! ;)

http://www.neoriginal.ru/cat/mb/
 

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good luck with that! LOL!! yeah, knock yourself out!
 

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just missing some of the options in some cases

plus i don't speak or read russki
 

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plus u get a lot of these:

Error!
This VIN-number is not found in the database!
 

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plus u get a lot of these:

Error!
This VIN-number is not found in the database!
Hmm, I've only had one 'not found', but I wasn't aware of missing options. It describes my cars accurately. You don't need to be able to speak Russian because the options are displayed in English. Maybe you're suffering from a bit of good ol' cold war hangover?
 
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