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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible - Consumer Reviews

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I Love My SL500!
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By Russell S.
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Vehicle

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


Review

Everything a luxury sports car should be. The
convertible hardtop is not only convenient, it's
great fun! I can't leave the car without looking
back at it, and I find any excuse to drive it. It's
been flawless in performance and reliability. I
can't praise it enough.


Best Features

Stability control, convertible hardtop, beautiful styling, inside and out.


Worst Features

Make seat side bolsters adjust in a wider range.


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Brakes Dont Work
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By JC Powell
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

This hi tech car does not have the bugs
worked out yet. The new electronic
brakes are not reliable. I ran into a
car because the brakes would not work.
MB sent someone to investigate but were
unable to replicate so said drive it
until it happens again! I am not their
test dummy. Wait until they get the
bugs out.


Best Features

Disappearing top


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sl500
Performance
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By reppal
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Vehicle

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


Review

The nicest sportscar ive owned. The
ride is unbeliveable, the reserved
power is just centimeters away, and its
built by what i call oneof the best car
makers in the world.


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Makes a GREAT PLANTER
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
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Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By lemonade
on

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


Review

The concept was fabulous.The exterior
fabulous.The fun driving fabulous.
However it looses its appeal after the
9th time it is in for repairs within a
few months. It really lost its appeal
when the Designo edition $103,000 began
to smell. A pungent cat urine (as
described by dealer- I don't have a
cat) odor so foul it burned your eyes &
throat. Six months more of repairs and
interior replacements...it still
stinks. Numerous calls to the
manufacturer (because the dealer
CANNOT? do anything except let me BUY
my way out of the car) still no
response!


Best Features

The automatic windows that go up and down regardless of whether or not you want them to. (sometimes they don't go back up either)


Worst Features

An EPA certified gas mask makes a great accessory.


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MERCEDES SL 500 2003
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Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
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By mgan
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

It's great fun to drive.The ease of
operation of the convertible top
encourages use. The many added features
of convenience make driving much more
pleasurable. The car is beatiful inside
and out. It is a much superior car to
my 1999 model.


Best Features

see above


Worst Features

None that I can think of offhand.


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