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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-02-2009, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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G,day from down under.

Hello there everybody,
I picked up my first ever mercedes last night, Its a 96 sl500 with 75000 kilometers on it. Brilliant silver (744). It even had the plastic bag still on the tool kit. I've taken today off work do play and drive I've not stopped smiling since (when I'm in the car that is). There are many rubbish Sl's around on car yards here, thats for sure, but after reading much advice on this forum I think I was able to find a good one at a good price(about 11,000 US). It'll be a weekender for my wife and I. We live in NewZealand (I hope I'm still allowed to join), and there is plenty of amazing scenery to be driven through here. I cant deny, I am looking forward to it.

Anyway...... I'm off to get my wheel alighnment checked. the first of many things, i'm sure . I expect to be asking lots of questions and getting lots of great advice here. My first quest is to get an OEM hood pad for a reasonalble cost, the merc dealer here wants 250 US. I think I can do better than that.

Its great to find such an active and ethusiastic forum.

All the best to everyone and wish me luck.


PS appologies in advance for the many spelling mistakes I make. :-).
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Sounds like an awfully nice vehicle with super low miles. Welcome and when are you going to post some pictures of your new baby?

Oh and by the way, no need to apologize, you spell better than quite a few folks who post.


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