Although I loved this car, we have since parted ways. I could not have been more dissapponted with my SL experience. For the 3 years I owned the car I found that there is a huge cost of ownership that comes with maintaining this car. Service costs were more than the payments. I was always told that these cars would run very high mileage, but that mileage comes at a heafty cost. I would not buy another unless it was under the Starmark warrantee.
There is nothing like driving the SL down the GW Parkway here in DC - Ignoring all of the service lights that are on.
Mercedes could give you Mercedes cars during service periods. While my Benz was in the shop (For MONTHS at a time) the least Benz could do is to give me another SL to drive.