Buying this car 16 year old car has been a joy. It turns heads, drives like a dream, corners likes its on rails, and the speed -- well it's breathtaking. Went out early one morning to the turnpike with the top down and my wife reading emails in the passenger seat. Got it to 105 and she didn't notice. Just a little stretch of the legs for this rocket. I'm 6' 4" and it's one the of few cars in which I'm really comfortable. Maintenance is expected and keeps her running great.
I love my Mercedes, the fact that you can go from hard top to soft top in a few easy minutes. There is room for a couple of bags in the back "seat", unlike other sports cars where you don't even have room for a purse. The ride is like sitting home in your livingroom. The gas mileage on mine is 30-32 mpg on a trip. It's an all around beautiful car. I am not an engineer, but I see no improving on perfection here. I have driven them all, I wanted to before I made an educated purchase and this was the only one standing at the end of the tests, all things considered, gas mileage, comfort, style, class.
The back "seat" area. All the others, Audi TT, BMW Z3 or Z4,Porsche, etc, no room for anything else. This car leaves nothing to want. Still more room in the amazing trunk, I can take everything I need for a week or more.
I have admired the Mercedes Roadster
since it was a 190SL. Finally decided
this was the time. I am not a sportscar
person. This car is a luxury car that
happens to look sporty. Perfect! Plenty
of power to spare and love the handling
on corners. Mercedes service has been
German solid engineering at its best.
This model superseeded in 1990 the
classic 106, which only lacked the
My car is 'Sport' version, It seems
bulky, in spite of its modest
dimensions. It is more of a luxury
convertible 2 seater limousine then a
nimble sports car.
Seats are better then most American
cars. Everything works with monotonous
regularity - it is not an exciting car
to drive, but to be seen in!
Impressive looks and reliability- an
old pair of good shoes.
Plastic rear window a disaster ! The
model has been replaced by an
overpriced, a little more lithe,
inconspiquous looking technologically