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SLK World shutting down

I just tried to log into slk world and got a message from the admin saying they may shut down for good if their financial goal is not met. Looks like our forum may get bigger soon.
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I just tried to log into slk world and got a message from the admin saying they may shut down for good if their financial goal is not met. Looks like our forum may get bigger soon.
This is true. The site is supported financially by contributing members and the owner. Right now, the owner is bearing too much of the burden. Great site for SLK enthusiasts. Let's hope it comes back. It's not a competition after all.
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Your right it is a good site though there are not too many R170 guys there. It’s to bad Bill has to pay for the site mostly out of his own pocket. If it has to close I’m sure there will be allot more MB knowledge coming to this site.
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I'll welcome any member from slk world; hopefully the flavor of this site stay's the same.
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I still dislike the nose on the current SLK. Can't be helping as they lost me and I presume many others for the same reason.
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I still dislike the nose on the current SLK. Can't be helping as they lost me and I presume many others for the same reason.
To me, the new nose was a marketing decision: "Buy the 55 AMG and get the better nose." Don't agree with it, but these product versioning/upgrade decisions have proven to work for a few decades.

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Your right it is a good site though there are not too many R170 guys there. It’s to bad Bill has to pay for the site mostly out of his own pocket. If it has to close I’m sure there will be allot more MB knowledge coming to this site.
lfod, I definately recall you from the SLKW site. You were a great member with good, solid, SLK specific posts. Your comments about Bill are right on. I think that while Bill and the crew sort out the financials, we may see some folks from that site here. Me...I'm just an occasional lurker here.

Maybe the R170 guys are stronger here. That's cool. I think some of the SLKW crowd were just more focused on that MB model in general and, yes, maybe newer owners.

Sad that the site grew so fast and more are not contributing to continue enjoying it. Some hate the new facelift of the 2009 R171 (AMG or not), but many joined the site after they ordered their new cars. IOW, some folks apparently like the new look. Go figure.

The coming days will be interesting. For now, glad to be here and hoping others who support Bill and the SLKW site will help to keep that noble effort alive. I know I have...and would do more if I could. Please understand that this is no slight on this site...not at all. We all love our MB cars. SLKW just represents a faction of owners with a more focused concentration.

Hope we are welcome here while Bill and crew sort it out.
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