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my dream car ! ?
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By muffin311
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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This car is an absolute dream to drive but the quality of the interior is not what a 100K should be. Very cheap feel wnd sounding. Ride is MUCH noisier than I thought it should be. Gas milage @15mi/gal around town. New back body design makes it look like a cheap car and not identifiable as an expensive Mercedes SL. Although I always buy SL Mercedes, this will be my last unless they make the car LOOK like 100K


Favorite Features

The choice to change suspension for the road, retractable top, automatic everything possible, the car almost drives itself and "reads" the outside ( lights,windshield wipers).


Suggested Improvements

see Review--- also do something about big blind spot behind passenger seat and make wind protector lighter so traffic can be seen in rearview mirror.


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They've Come A Long Way
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By 2nd time around
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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This is my second SL in 7 years and boy have they changed. The car is absolutely gorgeous and has all of the key luxury items that one would want. Aside from the sports package add on I did no options. Still the features, comfort, and styling are overwhelming. It's an excellent and awesome car.


Favorite Features

The GPS system and the retractable roof. No more removing the hard top each year for the canvas. One button and the top folds in the most elegant manner. The GPS feature is awesome. It's amazing how well it works.


Suggested Improvements

The trunk space is still ridiculous. It's better than my old 1996 model as I'm able to store at least one big piece of luggage. Aside from that it's very limited. The fuel mileage also needs to be addressed.


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The Best
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By Gstrof
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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This Mercedes is the best that we have owned yet! Very sporty and moves like the wind - performs like a beautiful machine. The service we receive is awesome.


Favorite Features

The look - it is new this year - and the hardtop that disappears in 16 seconds!


Suggested Improvements

Bigger trunk space - enough for two sets of golf clubs.


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


Review

the car is great


Favorite Features

The hard top that goes down and the panorama roof


Suggested Improvements

The car should have more horsepowers.


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Peg's critique
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By peg west
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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The 2004 that I recently purchased is the 6th SL that I've owned.. I love it!


Favorite Features

Exterior


Suggested Improvements

Definitely needs the sound system that the SC430 Lexus has.. Mercedes is lacking in that department!


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By Bliss
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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The best all around performance car available. Its a sports car (albeit a heavy one) a convertible (magic) a luxury car and just plain beautiful. The exhaust note is addicting and its in traffic manners are relaxing. Find an open stretch of road and there will be FEW cars that will be able to keep up. I love it!


Favorite Features

The retractable hard top and the fact that the car is just as attractive with the top up or down...ohh.. of course, the horse power!


Suggested Improvements

The transmission in sport mode. It needs to be much more responsive when shifting. The navigation system is an antique compared with my other cars and the brakes don't keep up the horse power. Mine were replaced with Brembo units and it made a HUGE difference.


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Big Change For The Better
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By L. Huncilman
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

Our third SL (1991 and 1999) - almost every feature has been imprcved - most notable improvements are ride, noise.handling and styling - Very pleased with this car.


Favorite Features

See Above


Suggested Improvements

None of any consequence


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i love it!
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By patricia biafora
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

i love this car it is fun and looks great. we are so impressed with the model. our friends who have seen the car feel in love with it also!


Favorite Features

I love the panaramic roof, front headlights and rear lights also


Suggested Improvements

none thats we can think of! we are in love with the car!


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CEO
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By BRUCE BOOKBINDER
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600 2dr Convertible (5.5L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


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I HAVE OWNED OVER 150 VEHICLES, AND THIS IS THE BEST EVER


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Wonderful car to drive
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By Belius
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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I traded my 2003 SL500 for a 2004. Both handled as well as anyone could want but the 2004 with the seven speed automatic is even more fun to drive. It is like getting 50 extra horsepower haveing the extra gears. Everything works perfectly and neither car has been in the shop for any repairs.


Favorite Features

The seven speed transmission is great. The hard top is flawless and fast going up and down.


Suggested Improvements

The Navigation system is fine in large cities, but once out of town, it doesn't show all the country roads or the streets of smaller cities. It is nearly useless out of big cities.


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