New owner of 1999 SLK230 - Mercedes-Benz Forum

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 07:54 PM Thread Starter
BenzWorld Newbie
t-bone50's Avatar
Date registered: Jun 2008
Vehicle: SLK230
Location: Round Rock, Texas
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Post New owner of 1999 SLK230

In May of this 2008, I purchased a used 1999 SLK230 from a used car dealer in Austin, Texas. It's Magma Red with an auto tranny and had 75,000 miles when I got it. I've had one problem with it: a blown head gasket. Very expensive to repair and the dealer kept it for a month! Other than that, everything about the car is great. Up until I got the SLK I've only owned Mercedes diesels---starting with a 1969 220D.

Currently, I have a 1984 300SD with almost half a million miles on it. No point in getting a newer one until I wear that one out!

The SLK turns out to be a great commuter car. A little tiring on long trips, but I usually use the SD for that.

I hope this forum will be a good place to help me take care of & enjoy this car for a long time.

t-bone50 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-22-2008, 10:54 PM
Lifetime Premium Member
Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: '00 slk230k (engine swap), '75 300D, 2011 GTI
Location: illinois
Posts: 1,528
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Lifetime Premium Member
Welcome aboard! The slk is a great car!! In fact... you should really do the ASP pulley upgrade, it makes wonders!!!!! It also doesn't affect reliability that much. But check out the R170 forum!!

gakz is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 08-29-2009, 08:23 PM
BenzWorld Elite
leapyfish's Avatar
Date registered: Apr 2008
Vehicle: 1998 SLK230 199,xxx Miles
Posts: 7,675
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
leapyfish is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Mercedes-Benz Forum > General Mercedes-Benz Forums > General Mercedes-Benz

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mercedes-Benz Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  • Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
    Thread Tools
    Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
    Email this Page Email this Page
    Display Modes
    Linear Mode Linear Mode

    Similar Threads
    Topic Author Forum Replies Last Post
    Fs 1999 Slk230 99blkslk For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 4 01-30-2007 11:56 AM
    Fs 1999 Slk230 99blkslk R170 SLK-Class 0 01-29-2007 05:14 PM
    F.S. 1999 SLK230 mb_auth For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 0 12-26-2005 08:50 AM
    FS: 1999 SLK230 dougw246 For Sale/Wanted/Trade/Giveaway 2 07-25-2005 06:12 PM
    new 1999 slk230 owner dukeduke General Mercedes-Benz 1 01-11-2005 04:00 PM

    Posting Rules  
    You may post new threads
    You may post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is On
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are On
    Pingbacks are On
    Refbacks are On


    Title goes here

    video goes here
    description goes here. Read Full Story
    For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome