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MB's Finest!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By MThompson
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible


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This is the first Mercedes I have owned and I do not believe I will ever own another type of vehicle. Both interior and exterior design are excellent and the overall quality is exceptional. The handling and reliability far exceed any expectations. This is a true driver's car! Definitely worth the price! This car is rock solid - built like a tank but handles like a sports car - feels very safe. The mechanics of the soft- top and ease with getting the hard-top in place are a true testimate to Mercedes fine engineering capabilities.


Best Features

Ease of opening soft-top, handling, excellent transmission, overall power capabilities and overall quality of the vehicle (mechanically and aestetically).


Worst Features

Absolutely none!


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Wow what a dfference
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By Ray Maselli
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible


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The SL500 is a thrill to drive. It's fast, responsive and very comfortable. I had a 560SL 1989 before this and it was great but this car is superb in every way. Pricey to repair but the ride and fun makes it worth it. I expect to get many good driving years out of it. After all, it is a Mercedes.


Best Features

Bose sound system. Exterior design. All power features. Weather radio


Worst Features

Raise speakers in doors so that feet don't scrape them when getting out.


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V-12 SL class
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By jake
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible


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A good ride and is very, very fast. Love the style of the body and hard top. Sweet car!


Best Features

I love the V12 motor!


Worst Features

Gas mileage!


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The SL to own right now.
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By TwoPynts
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible


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Drives like a dream with the looks and comfort one would expect from a high end Merc. I always feel like a million bucks driving this car. Great handling and easy to drive. What is not to like about this thing?!? With the latest body style now around for a few years, prices have really dropped on these cars and they are well worth the money. I for one love the stock stereo.


Best Features

Put the top down and mash the gas pedal. The roar of the engine and wind in you hair is worth the price of admission.


Worst Features

Plastic windows in soft top, limited visibilty with roll bar up, and plastic buttons that are easily damaged. I have one loose radio button. Otherwise, the interior has held up well for 8 years.


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Great value - near prefect sports car
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By AWR
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1998 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 SL1 Sport 2dr Convertible


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I was driving an E420 and felt it a bit lacking in, well, fun! My search included Porsches and Vettes but I decided on an SL class. New body style hit the market and these started to fall within reach of a whole new buyer's market. I sugest buying on condition rather than mileage. High miles just means you'll pay less not that you'll get less car. Repairs can be costly as with any high-end automobile. Hardtop starage is a problem for those with limited space i.e. apartment/condo dwellers. In Chicago, its off by tax day and on by halloween so you'll be storing it half the year. AMG Sorts package is the best value.


Best Features

Droptop, well controlled accessible power. Top end that (when chipped) exceeds 170mph Had mine up to 150 (on closed track)when it kicked into 5th. It quickly went to 155 and stayed there due to limitations of stock chip. Don't you just love fresh blacktopped straightaways.


Worst Features

A few items seem cheaply made in the interior. Plastics fail. Especially the clip tabs on lights and access panels. power but the speakers could use an upgrade from stock. Using glass instead of plactic in the soft top would be nice. The rest of the car is


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