I had a Subaru Sti and replaced it with this. This is truly the last great Mercedes convertible! More like a rolls than a BMW. Elegant without being flashy. Great smooth transmission without a too big engine. Plenty of power but really a luxury car, not a sports car.
Build quality, suaveness.
Seats are comfy, but not quite as sweet as some newer models. No cup holders.
I just acquired it!! Finally!Mega-
comfort, Mega-quiet, Mega-class!! $93k
new in 1995 got a buyer cupholders
(Yes, I have them on the doors...$40
apiece), a decent sound system,super-
chrome wheels, and the best drop-top
coupe ever built. I've heard that
Mercedes lost money on every one that
they built due to engineering costs.
All I know is that I can fly this baby
over bad railroad tracks at 70 mph and
the cowl doesn't move a centimeter. 500
lbs of lead in the 4 corners will do
wonders for cowl-shake. Doesn't help
off-the-line acceleration, but she'll
boogie up to 130 mph without a whimper.
Classic proportions, precision
engineering, and faultless built add up
to good investment.
Classic looks. "Jeeves-The-Shoulderbelt-
Valet". Lack of wind noise with the
windsplit up. 4-place comfy. Pop-up
handling. Bank-vault solid. I'll have
Quieter, faster off-the-line when you
tromp it. 5000 lbs being pulled by 220
horses doesn't make for a quick
The convertible is a remarkable car. I
bought mine only recently and the car
feels like a tank (almost as heavy as
one, 4000lbs) and drives as smooth as a
magic carpet. Very civilized and quiet,
its aristocratic aura will rub off on
you. Reliable so far (64k). The
acceleration is very lethargic but once
it gets going it carries momentum very
effortlesly. What left an impression on
me is how quiet it is with the top down
and the rear windscreen up, doing 80 it
feels like I am traveling first class.
Truly a timeless jewel, I am the third
and most likely the final owner.
The no cost spared to design and built
a car that makes the owner feel like a
million bucks. I also feel that the
car's shape with the sculpted sides and
the calculated and proportionate lines
is very elegant and purposeful
Same as mentioned by other owners,
glovebox would be much appreciated,
cupholders would be nice to have. The
acceleration is definitely a let down,
but you get used to it... Besides
owning a convertible is all about
compromises. You just choose the ones
you can live with :-)
This has to be the finest 4 place cabriolet ever built.
I have had mine for right at 5 years now and every
time I get in it to drive it I have to smile. Great gas
mileage and once you upgrade the tires and wheels
to 16 or 17inch it handles wonderfully. I have the
sportline and would highly recommend that option.
Not great rear leg room but it will do in a pinch.
Engine is a great machine, I upgraded the rear end
to a more aggressive gearing and now it performs
like it should have from the factory.
Power top (mechanical wonder) an class executive
look in a fun to drive cabriolet. Ages graciously, I
still have people think that it is only a year or two
old when they ask about my car and its age.
more rear leg room would have been nice. slightly
more power from a dead stop. Here in the USA top
end speed is not nearly as important as 0 to 60
This car now has 51,000 and it is hard
to understand how it stays so solid.
This convertible has virtually no flex
in the body. It has adequate power to
do some "enjoyment" driving. It is
refined, even by todays standards. I
can put the kids in the back and
cruise for hours.
Top down driving in an amazingly well
Sound system, glove box, bigger wheels
& tires. Even the kids complain about