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Hello All,

My name is Josh. Went to school/grew up in Colorado and moved out to Alabama for a job offer after graduating. Aside from being an Engineer and avid martial artist, I am very much a car enthusiast. I started with DSM's as a teenager, a great simple start. I moved on to the Nissan 300ZX, and spent about 5 years building a true beast, capable of about 500rwhp. As Im settling down in life and want a bit more...finesse...than simple raw power, my beloved 300 is up for sale and Im looking into getting a Mercedes. I also owned the new 350Z for a few years before selling it and buying a Volvo for my fiancee.

My main goal now is research. I want to learn alot about the SLK and SL series of Mercedes cars, pros and cons, what to look for when buying, etc, as what I purchase will be one of those. I also will hope to learn alot about some of the common and most safe of the performance modifications done to these cars. Id like some power but am not concerned with sinking my pocket book into it like I did with my 300. As is the cycle, Ill hopefully learn alot here, meet some new people, and at some point start contributing back to the discussion.

I also moderate on a local Racing forum as well as a martial arts forum, so hopefully I will be able to integrate the rules/flow of this forum and not be considered a "noob" for too long! ;)

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 12-12-2005, 12:02 PM
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Hello Josh, welcome to the mad house. Check out the other model-specific forums for potentially useful information. The 560SEC is a nice car (W126 forum).
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JOSH DOOOOOOONT DO IT. LOOK HERE FIRST

http://www.gm.com

PICK OUT A NICE AMERICAN CAR ITS BEST FOR YOU AND AMERICA DONT GET A POSER IMPORT THAT SUCKS IN ENGLAND 155 OUT OF 159 AND ITS A GIRLY MAN CAR!
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RE: New Member Here, Future Mercedes owner

Hi, Josh.

Please ignore the ramblings of gmisbest, he/she/it joined two days ago and has posted more than 100 pieces of junk in that time.

I think you'll find the folks in the SL and SLK forums very helpful as you move towards a benz purchase. The OT forum is a pretty wild, opinionated place, so if you want useful, meaningful information about your inquiries the OT place is not the best pick.[:D][:D]

You might also try a post in the general MB forum, but were I you I'd hang out in the appropriate SL and SLK forum(s) to glean their collective knowledge.

Take care and enjoy choosing the ride.
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welcome[:)]

we have a few alabama members now!

maybe one day we'll organize a barbeque and everyone can get together and chit chat[:)]

youll find what youre looking for here, just ignore the loon--

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lol, a GM? Yea I think not.

Thanks for the warm welcome guys. Ive been searching out the SLK forums, already learning alot; just figured Id give a general intro post here for all to see.

Id enjoy an AL barbecue if it comes to fruition. Id really like to talk to any Mercedes owners near my area, always been very active in my car clubs.

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heh heh dont go thinking im going to blanket you with nutty rants about how great it is and if you dont go buy it, youll be supporting the terrorists...but.....

the crossfire is an slk. there are two reactions to it, though; love and hate. right now they have really great incentives on last years models-- they can be had brand new for around 27,500-32,000. this is only applicable if you can stomach the styling, though[:p]

nice little cars on the inside, the outside doesnt bother me...it also doesnt wow me either.

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Hey welcome, and I hope to see you on the forum as an owner one day. So you're a martial artist? Me too.

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Wow! Alabama representin' up in here! Better watch out everyone or you'll all be sipping mint juleps and talking Tidewater pretty soon. Well, probably more like drinking Natural Beast and applying Confederate flags to your rear windshields.[:I][V]

Josh, are you in the Madison up near Huntsville or the one down close to Montgomery? Being an engineer, I suspect you are close to Huntsville. Anyway, welcome.[:)]
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buy a GM....buy a GM...buy a GM...buy a GM

Can't fight it...buy a GM..buy a GM...Must resist...buy a GM...buy a GM

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