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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Mercedes SL5oo
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By M Barton
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Great fun, incredible pickup, beautiful lines. A dream of a car.


Favorite Features

Speed of top going down and up.


Suggested Improvements

None


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SL 500
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By dockott
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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Truly the best engineered car I have owned. It is my 4th SL. The convertible hard-top also has a glass panoramic roof. Highway mileage is nearly 23 miles per gallon at 8o mph. The ride firmness is adjustible for Sunday comfort or serious cornering. Very quiet with the top down, which is as often as possible


Favorite Features

15 seconds from hard top to convertible. Superb sound system. Ventilated and massaging seats. Beautiful burl walnut wood accents. Plenty of power with good fuel economy.


Suggested Improvements

Larger screen for navigation system


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Best Car I've Ever Owned
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Mike Caron
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I have thoroughly enjoyed this car. Have owned 3 BMWs and Alfa Romeo Spider, the last year in the US and on and on and there is nothing like the head turning luxury and performance that you find in this automobile. I am amazed every time some kid pulls up next to me on the highway in some souped up car at how much guts this car has on the open road. Sounds good, and I've literally gotten standing ovations when the top goes down in all its glory!


Favorite Features

The top, performance


Suggested Improvements

Little quicker off the line performance or 0-60


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Premium Price -Poor Quality?
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Beautiful, Quality
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

Beautiful car that gets a lot of looks. Fit and finish are right on par with what you would expect from a Mercedes. We have had many problems with the quality of this car: Broken interior panels, faulty anti-lock relay, faulty anti-lock brake pump, broken baffles inside gas tank (had to replace gas tank!). Now the ignition system has just failed. 53,250 miles, and many rented loaners. We are glad to have bought the extended warranty.


Favorite Features

Styling, performance.


Suggested Improvements

Navigation system! The cup holders need to be moved, they block the navigation-radio controls when they are used.


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Love this car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By mbownwr
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600 2dr Convertible (5.5L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Driving it in city traffic is like having a domestic house cat sitting on you lap purring. Drop the hammer on the open road and it transforms into a Bengal Tiger.


Favorite Features

Power and smoothness of the V12


Suggested Improvements

Better nav system


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