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Homework!

Discussion in 'General Mercedes-Benz Related Discussion' started by Billloudon, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. Billloudon

    Billloudon Active Member

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    First a confession. I fancy an Alfa Spider. I was still keeping the E class of course, Just a summer run a round.
    Then I thought what about an older SLK? Much more practical and a bit of class. But what year? When were the big upgrades? What model?
    That's where the homework comes in. Anone know a wee bit about the SLK and could point me in the right direction?
    Your help would be appreciated.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    I think its better to find a clean one inside and out.

    The door panels and center console can show wear marks, but they are easy to re do and I have sent out lots of info on doing this.

    They can rust in rear wings and boot lid around the number plate, so look for signs of any work done and how well.

    The PSE pump is better once its been modified and turned over, water can get in and they are a cool £625.

    You need to be sure that the following work correctly.

    Roof goes up and down
    Central locking working
    Inside lamp and boot lamp
    Rear heated screen
    Indicators and wipers
     
  3. Richard Hinds

    Richard Hinds Senior Member

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    I don't know what year you're thinking about, but I believe there was a "facelift" in 2000. The next big decision-what size engine? I don't think there was too much difference in performance between the 2 litre, 4 cylinder compressor and the 3.2 litre V6, but I think the V6 was much nicer to drive.
    For a luxury car in 2000 the standard equipment was a bit lacking-heated seats were a desirable extra.
    I had a 320 for several years, and loved it! Good luck in your search.
     
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    Billloudon

    Billloudon Active Member

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    Many thanks for your posts, guys. I look forward to continuing with my "homework" early next year and will put your advice into practice.
     
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    Billloudon

    Billloudon Active Member

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    Many thanks for your posts, guys. I look forward to continuing with my "homework" early next year and will put your advice into practice. I am looking to an earlyish R171 at the moment.
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    This will be a better choice as all problems ironed out and they are a very good car :D:D
     

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