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Hello- new to forums and Mercedes SLK

Hello to everyone.. just thought it would be rude not to say hi... so Hi

I dont know to much about forums or Mercedes Benz, so I'm now on a steep learning curve! I was hopeing to ask for some help and advice regarding the SLK 230 Kompressor. I have got the urge to own an open top car, and have considered all the usual suspects that fit into my budget. (Z3, MX5, Alfa Spider, Nissan 350,Honda S2000... but not the merc.. had never really seen one.

Then, by chance I happened to see a very low miles 2001 facelift (39,0000), 1 owner SLK with a full service history for less than £7000. It even has a 6 month warranty. I was offered a test drive, and within 30 mins into my test drive, I was hooked. The auto box was sooooo smooth, and such a joy to use. I drove along a coast road..with the top down and the seat heaters keeping me toasty warm, it was a grey cloudy day,but it didnt spoil it, it was just fantastic. This was my first drive in my 45 years in an open top sports (Grand Tourer?) car though so maybe I had rose tinted glasses on!!!

Can anyone tell me if this is a good choice of car. I'm going for a second look tomorrow, so would really appreciate any advice on what to look for on a 230 slk. Should I need to get A/C serviced or auto box oils done, or timing belts?

Thanks for reading... and any advice from slk owners would be great and if Ive asked the questions in the wrong place.. sorry!!!!

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Welcome! I am not in a position to advise on the SLK, but hit the applicable forum here on Benzworld and ask away. You should get plenty of feedback!

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