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