by tripp1976 on Jun 20, 2013 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible
Words can't express the thrill I get every time I get into this car.
I'm just 32 and I've loved the r129 SL500 since I first saw it as a kid.
I looked all over the US and about booked a flight to Texas to buy a car when a buddy of mine called to let me know his dad just bought a low mileage car for his lot.
I drove down to his lot and saw my 98 Mercedes SL500 sitting there with only 46,000 on the clock.
I test drove it then went to lunch came back and paid for it.
We have put 7,000 miles on it in just two months.
I love the feel, touch and power of this amazing cruiser.
I even don't mind the fuel costs I'm getting about 17city and our trip to Florida we were able to get 25.4.
by BillC on Aug 3, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible
Just bought this beautiful SL600 Sport, all black. With only 52k miles it drives like a new car! After considerable research, I went with the 48 valve V 12 because the newer bi- turbo versions are much less reliable and have far more plastic. If you drive one, you will fall in love with it. Driving reasonably I am getting 17 mpg with 70% around town, 30% highway, what a nice surprise for a 400 hp V-12. These cars had 1 man who built each engine and the smooth delivery of power has to be felt to be believed. I know they are expensive to repair, the drive is worth it though. Awesome stereo with Sirius radio (highly recommended). Just driving the car feels special.~$125k when new. A bargain now!
by Syl Stys on Mar 24, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible
I owned a 1956 190SL while stationed in Germany when I was a much younger man and always wanted another one. Well I couldn't afford that '56 now but the modern engineering, comfort and style of my "new" SL make up for it. Sitting in this one I can see and feel the DNA connection to that beautiful '56. You will not regret owning and driving this masterpiece. Shop wisely, do your homework, then enjoy. Very affordable.