Slk 200 ,r172

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  1. jp 1

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    Hi all looking at Slk 200 r172 petrol.
    This will be used as a second vehicle. Is there any thing I should be looking out for, (good or bad). Any views etc will be much appreciated.
    Thanks, john.
     
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    Consider the 250cdi. Good bhp & torque, works well with auto box.
    We had no problems at all in 3 years ownership from new other than easy to curb alloys & tyres and the well documented red paint problems.
     
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    Essential options - heated seats & parktronic. Anything else is a bonus. Plug in Becker sat nav can be bought on ebay - not as good as tomtom but integrates well with no trailing wires.
    Amg sport spec nicer than standard.
     
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    As far as options go I would echo what piff wrote,if you will only be doing low mileage I would go for a petrol and the 350 v6 would be my choice(we test drove a 4pot r172 slk200 petrol when looking for a replacement slk for the wife and found it to be noisy almost diesel like-apparently it's the fuel pump).
     
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    Nice to know you've had no problems, shame about red paint . Thanks for your advice
     
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    Nice to know you've had no problems. Shame about red paint problems.
     
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    Thanks for the info, yes mileage will be low. Will also look at the 350
     
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    Has anybody had on the r172 roof seal problems (leaking)
     
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    I've had two R172 SLK now and neither has had any problems at all, of any kind. Very good cars. Mine were/are 250 diesels.

    I'd add neck scarf to the essential accessories. Makes winter top down driving a pleasure!
     
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    red paint problems are common across several models, not just slk. manifests as micro blistering of the paint surface on metal panels, mb accept the problem & will authorise repaint. but what would you prefer, a factory finish or an aftermarket respray?
     
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    Got to be factory finish piff, :thumb:
     
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    The pano roof models don't appear to have leak problems and the magic sky feature is brilliant!
     
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