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Old 05-30-2019, 05:35 PM
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Hey all. I said hi in the new member forum but wanted to intro myself here as well. Just picked up my first MB droptop, a 2005 SL600. Black/Charcoal, 21k miles, AMG sport pkg, KeylessGo, Pano Sunroof. Car was IMMACULATELY kept, every piece of wood looked brand new, only issues were trunk supports (which I replaced in 5 min for $40), the black plastic panels to the left and right of rear window (ordered the pieces for about $150, gonna have the dealer do that when I have the state inspection done) and only one key ($500 at the dealer, YIKES!). PICS below!

Background on me. Live in RI, USA. This is actually the 39th car I've bought in the last 20 years. I'm normally a Porsche guy but my fiancť told me if I wanted to buy a car before our wedding next year it had to be under a certain amount of money, a convertible that she signed off on and that could fit two sets of golf clubs in it. I joked about if I had to fit her in at the same time as the clubs, and when I woke up from the short coma I was in after the beating we settled on this. I know I could've gone with the V8 version but come on, why wouldn't I do the V12?!?!













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Old 05-30-2019, 05:46 PM
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Nice pick! My car is spot on the same - well almost... SL350 (3.7 M112 engine)
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Old 05-30-2019, 10:18 PM
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:10 PM
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Very nice car, congrats!
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Old 05-31-2019, 08:49 PM
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Beautiful car , thanks for sharing enjoy its ownership.
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Old 06-01-2019, 01:15 AM
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Niiiiiiice!!!
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Old 06-01-2019, 06:28 AM
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So pleased for you, goooood times !
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Old 06-02-2019, 12:21 PM
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Nice find! Not far from you in MA.
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Old 06-02-2019, 05:26 PM
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Never understood why they never put the wood wheel on the AMG's

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Old 06-02-2019, 10:48 PM
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Nice find! Not far from you in MA.
Thanks! Do you use a local indy? Looking for a MB indy myself now.
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:55 AM
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Thanks! Do you use a local indy? Looking for a MB indy myself now.
Iíve used two independent garages, both are very local to me in Norwood, MA:
Revolution is very good, provides loaners (C class sedans}, great communication.
Larin is a bit bigger, also sells cars and provides performance services. The mechanics work late hours on their track cars, which I dig.
Both shops charge approx $575 for an ABC flush and filter change.

I did did just get the name and number of a mechanic in RI from a friend. Let try to find where I put that and Iíll add it here.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:32 PM
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Iíve used two independent garages, both are very local to me in Norwood, MA:
Revolution is very good, provides loaners (C class sedans}, great communication.
Larin is a bit bigger, also sells cars and provides performance services. The mechanics work late hours on their track cars, which I dig.
Both shops charge approx $575 for an ABC flush and filter change.

I did did just get the name and number of a mechanic in RI from a friend. Let try to find where I put that and Iíll add it here.
Awesome... I'm in NW RI close to MA so both are good. I've used Auto Sport in Shrewsbury for my Porsches, but looking for an MB specialist.
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I think you are going to love it. It is identical to my 05 sl600 less about 70,000 miles. I really enjoyed owning that car (except for the depreciation which you have already beat). Enjoy!
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