Just purchased my 5th SL and might be the best. Full option 2002 model with 152000 kms and appears tight as a drum. The FSH and one lady owner might help, plus she never lowered the roof during ownership!! Love the Radar Cruise and cooled seats here in Dubai, had 2 Sl55's 02 and 04, but felt they always wanted to blast down the road and noisy. Loved them but never in love with them. I think for just short of £7000, there is nothing better to play in the Sun.... Everything works, except the Pulse seats (common fault ) will see what the dealer estimates next week, but was not a deal breaker. You need to have it inspected, especially the hydraulic susphension before you buy as I did.
1) Radar Cruise
3) Keyless Go
5) The Looks
6) Parking Sensors (front and Rear)
7) Everything Else......
1) Sat Nav CD to DVD (addressed in newer model)
2) Nicer Standard Wheels
3) Paddle Shift (again addressed)
4) 4 seats, so mor people can share the fun...
I bought my 2002 Silver arrow after I read very positive reviews here. It had 98000 miles on it, Everything you read here about the car being fun, powerfull, great looking is correct, but Man as fa as body goes no engineering work has been done. the plastic handle on emergency break broke, the button, and the handle on console brok, the button on storage net broke, just about everything you touch has broken, or breaks first time I touch, the signal light lense just fell off, MB insignia broke lose, the jak hole cover just fell off, and the insignificant piece is $211 only available at dealer. Car vibrates at speed over 60, tires are new and balanced, known issue. I do not recommend buying.
Fun to drive, great looks that grows on you, very nice handling, very smooth engin, and transmission, great sound system, very nice options such as rain sensing wipper, and heated seats.
Body parts, body parts and body parts. Parts just falling off the car, interior knobs and handles breaking off when used, the bolt holding the antenna mast broke with slightest force on it, the cross section was paper thin. The jak hole cover just fell off, a part that should be less than $10, and that for shipping and handdling, is $211. If you desin a part that just falls off, you should at least have mercy, and not hold the
consumer hostage. The signal light lense are glued on and they fall apart, glued together, you joking, right? no real.
I have owned numerous convertibles. This one is no sports car but is a superb touring open car. It is fast, fun, comfortable, and a joy to ride in the hill country of Texas. It is not great on snow or ice. Mine is a silver Arrow and is exceptional. It weighs as much as my Suburban but is a lot more fun to drive. If you can find one get it and enjoy the ride
I recently bought a 2002 "Silver Arrow" with only 16,500 miles on it and I am absolutely delighted! The car is all I could ever hope for and has the feeling that only a well built ,heavy roadster can provide to it's driver. I drove several SL's before deciding on the "Silver Arrow" and although all of them were excellent,the "Arrow" just plainly had them all beat in the looks department. The interior appointments and special features made me appreciate all the more, the quality of such a wonderful vehicle.A nyone wishing to purchase a quality SL would do well to look into the "Silver Arrow" version, I know they will not be disappointed, I certainly wasn't !
Beautful paint, fit and finish.Feels deceptively nimble for a vehicle exceeding 4000 lbs.
There must be something, I just don't know what it might be !
This is my third SL roadster and is
absolutely the finest. It is a
2002 SL500 Special Limited
Edition "Silver Arrow" with special
silver ultra-metalic paint,special six
spoke 18-inch alloy wheels and an
interior with two-tone
silver and black NAPA leather with
black bird's eye maple wood trim.
With this interior you know you are
sitting in the most exquisite roadster
in the world. Best of all the SL
performance is flawless. When this
car is delivered to you it is
perfection. The 5.0-liter V8 is
smooth and powerful. I had the
opportunity to order a 2003 SL500
instead of buying my 2002, but I still
love my Silver Arrow.