SLK 171 Buying guide tips anyone??

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Hi Gents, having taken the words of wisdom on this forum, my search for the perfect CLS (changed from 320cdi to 55 AMG) is still ongoing. In the meantime I have spied a SLK 200 AMG (171) 2005 model, low mileage, and a fair few extras ie command/PDC etc, for SWMBO, just wanted to know if there was any major issues to look out for. Have searched the forum, roofs and boot struts seem to be a popular niggle.
Advice appreciated as always. :)
 

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They are a good car and very few problems with roofs and struts I would have said, the rear arches seem to be holding up much better than the 170.
 
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Thanks for the advice Malcom, appreciated. In the process of doing the deal, will keep you updated.
 

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Great car the 171, no real faults to speak off, only ever see them for service work etc.......
 

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Do these cars suffer from heated seat failures?
 

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Do these cars suffer from heated seat failures?

Not the same as the 170,, mind you I have seen many dogs loose in 170's running all over the seats, the other thing is never kneel in the squab
 

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