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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

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My Retirement Gift
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Ray's Dream Car
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I could not be happier with the purchase of my 2003 500SL. Its performance, luxury appointments, and over all wow factor is amazing. I never thought that a retired school teacher would be fortunate enough to own a car of this quality.


Favorite Features

The SL's styling and luxury appointments are beyond parallel for a car in this price range.


Suggested Improvements

The navigation system is not user friendly.


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None better!
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By OVERTHETOP
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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I've owned 4 MB's, a Porsche, and numerous other European vehicles. I've driven them all for pleasure. None for day to day. I've never had a MB that dissappointed me..including my SL500. My Porsche 996 was in the shop every other week..literally, for "check engine lights. It never was resolved. Save your money and buy this car. I'm over 6'6", and wide, and am comfortable. Interior design is remarkable. The car is in the shop for scheduled maintenance only. Come to think of it, I don't know that I've ever had a major problem with any MB. It's fast, sleek, handles on a rail, looks fabulous, runs magnificently. I don't know what else I could ask for. I'm just glad that I bought this car.


Favorite Features

The power convertible top. The Bose sound system. The interior lighting at night. The engine power. It's a MB. That's all I need to know.


Suggested Improvements

The trunk is way small. As others say, there is no dipstick. The only oil indicator is an idiot light. build the engine to be owner serviceable. It isn't now. Some have ragged this car because of the MB/Chrysler union. The car was built in Stuttgart. If it can be improved upon, I don't know it.


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SL500 is a dog
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By sally
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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3 years and 20K miles of nothing but trouble. brakes and battery/electrical problems constantly. Been towed in 4X. Gave up on it so it now looks great sitting in the garage!


Favorite Features

Fun to drive when it's running. Impressive.


Suggested Improvements

Scrap and redesign entire electrical system.


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This Car is incredible
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By bigmirsh
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Imagine a car that has everything one could ask for. This car was built for someone who wants a daily driver that is fun as hell and fits like a glove. Driving this car is like eating the perfect meal.


Favorite Features

I live in San Francisco so the Parktronic feature is used quite a bit. Convertible hard top is great.


Suggested Improvements

None I can think of.


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Awesome
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By Kimberly0007
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


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Awesome car! i wouldnt change a thing!


Favorite Features

Sleek Look


Suggested Improvements

none


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