Its the most exciting car I have ever
driven. People frequently roll down
their window at stop lights to ask me
questions about the car. I'm always
more interested in taking it out if the
weather is good enough to put down the
top. I haven't had this much driving
fun since the week I first received my
driver's license (and that was 41 years
The top down and the power, which is
even more fun with the 7 speed
The navigation system is more trouble
than it is worth, although when I have
used it, I have been impressed with the
accuracy of the gps.
The AMG package makes this Benz a
rocket. It is quiet and handles like a
dream. This Benz is the best of the
four that I have owned. Some quibble
about limited trunk space. Name me a
rocketship that does have a spacious
It goes like hell. And corners like
the big dogs.
Air condition the seats...they are
quite hot after sitting out in the sun
for anytime at all.
This is the car everyone wants with
good reason. Prior to taking delivery
of my SL55, I drove a Honda S2000 (fun
but very basic) and a 2003 SLK32 (too
small, horrible steering response).
Even with a weight of over two tons,
the SL55's 493 horses will pin you to
your seatback while surounding you with
every conceivable luxury appointment. I
drove SL55's at the Homestead-Miami
Speedway in June's AMG Challenge, just
to see what this beast could do when
fully unleashed. What a rush! Not your
typical no-frills sports car, but a lot
more fun to drive!
Watching the retractable hardtop, the
High-Low beam HID headlights, and, of
course, the amazing horsepower and
Don't destroy the looks by giving it
the new SLK / SLR front-end treatment.