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Newly acquired SL55

Discussion in 'Introduce yourself' started by Roy Gardiner, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. Roy Gardiner

    Roy Gardiner Member

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    Hello everyone, I have just bought a 2003 SL55 in black, and a beautiful car it is too. And relatively inexpensive for the performance it gives.

    It replaces a 350SLK I had before; the SL55 much more my cup of tea :)
     
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  2. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    As you're aware pictures are required!
     
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  3. John Laidlaw

    John Laidlaw Senior Member

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    Indeed they are - SL’s are well loved on here!
     
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  4. 00slk

    00slk Senior Member

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    I can second that :D
     
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    Roy Gardiner

    Roy Gardiner Member

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    Ah OK sorry actually I missed the bit about pix I'll put some up...
     
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  6. Wighty

    Wighty Senior Member

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    Me too (even though i dont have one .....yet :D)
     
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    SRE Senior Member

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    +1
     
  8. LostKiwi

    LostKiwi Senior Member

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    Some of us are so addicted as to have two!
     
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    00slk Senior Member

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    Aye, and not so long ago we had 3 :cool:
     
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  10. flowrider99

    flowrider99 Senior Member

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    I may have mentioned this before but i love SL's. Welcome to the fold.
     
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    I love them also, a bit to much trouble for me.
     
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  12. bembo449

    bembo449 Senior Member

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    I don't own one but much admire the SL
     
  13. flowrider99

    flowrider99 Senior Member

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    Not much trouble really. I've had mine for almost 2 years and so far its only been the usual maintenance costs, I appreciate there are some potentially large bills but IMO this can happen to any car. We hear a lot about the hydraulic suspension costs but from what I have read airmatic is just as expensive but no one comments on that.
     
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    I had a SL 500 and i got rid of it before anything went wrong with.
     

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