2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Review: Six years makes no difference
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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Review

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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123 Total Reviews

SL55 AMG Convertible (5.4L V8 Supercharger 5-speed Automatic)

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14 of 16 people found this review helpful
Six years makes no difference
By Billy V on

Vehicle

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

Review

I've always wanted a supercar, a 2-seater and a convertible. We got all three and got it in this car. I've always enjoyed driving, have favored Mercedes over other brands once I started buying them. I had Audi and BMW top line cars in the past and the final kicker than makes the Benz best for me (besides being able to handle my 1.97 m height)is superior quality and service. The M-B people have always taken exceptional care of my cars and I am a fussy one. Buying a 2004 model, the only real limitation I did not pay enough attention to was the dated transmission, it does not shift responsively enough with that motor and especially with the steering wheel buttons/early paddle shifters.

Best Features

One man one engine, retractable hardtop, overall comfort, simple luxury combined with massive power. Everything considered highway cruising may approach 20 mpg. Of course, consumption can drop under 10 or 5 (That's why the reserve comes on so early in this car) ease off so you can get to fuel

Worst Features

Less electronic control of the power to road application, DVD nav (came in next model year)
Recommend (14) (2)

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