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Best GT car you can buy!!!
By MattD on 01/18/06 18:16 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

This car is simply amazing. From its 604 horsepower to its elegant and civil nature, this car offers it all. If you are looking for an all out performance car you wan to take to the track, the SL65 is not for you. This car is all about the everyday driving experience. The power is nothing short of incredible. The car does have trouble getting off the line cleanly, but its purpose is not to be a dragster. The power is best used for passing, and passing is does. Hanlding is plenty ample but nothing to get all that excited about. Creature comforts, build quality, and techno-gadgets are what you'd expect from a top-of-the-line Mercedes, but the COMAND system can be a bit intimidating at first.
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I love this car!
By dberry7578 on 11/04/05 08:21 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

This is a awesome straight line monster. My wife and I love taking I- 95 and heading to Miami for any reason. The ability to pass anything at anytime is unbelievable. If you want a luxury performance vehicle, you can't beat the quality of the ride at the speeds of the best racing cars in the world.
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Sweet
By AnEE on 10/26/05 12:08 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

This is a sweet drive. It is definitely a drifter. Hitting the pedal while turning will cause fishtailing as it it too powerful. Sometimes it feels like driving a bar of butter on a hot-plate. .. Backend is unruly until traction control kicks in (a second or 2). Otherwise, awsome car.
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Some disappointments. No regrets
By Fawzi on 05/03/05 02:33 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

The biggest disappointment is with lack of traction. You get on it with traction control off, and the tires spin. With ATC on, the car responds by actually coming to a halt right after take off. You nurse the pedal, and start wondering if you should have saved a few $K and bought a SL600. The convenience features controls are very inconvenient as one goes through the menues to change settings, etc. Also a few electrical problems with the convenience package: Driver's seat won't retract on exit. Car won't start easily if left parked for 2 or more days. "1-" or "2 Malfunctions, Convenience Functions Unavailable" is often displayed with no indications of the problem. Then corrects itself
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Black SL65
By Jason Harvey on 02/05/05 14:08 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

I drive this car every day and enjoy each and every minute of it! The power is unlike any other vehicle I have ever driven. Mercedes definiteley delivered this time with AMG! I love my SL65 and I highly recomend it.
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10
By Hi on 12/23/04 14:53 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

The SL65 is a very reliable, fast, and is a joy to ride and drive. It has so much horsepower that as soon as you step on the gas you are flying. It is great.
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Ferocious
By xstr8nr on 11/24/04 03:43 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

I have had the good fortune to own many very fast toys, but this car tops them all, including my 360 Ferrari. It is comfortable, quiet, elegant and ergonomically almost perfect. However, once you trounce the pedal it transforms itself into a raging beast. Cars going at freeway speeds are passed as if they were standing still and the acceleration keeps building and building. Its a little scary and I have track experience. In seconds you are at go to jail without stopping speed. The ultimate power trip.
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LOVIN IT
By LynnClk on 10/23/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

BEST car ever. For any single guy. Single girl. any one who like or knows about cars. This is a must have
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Torque, not HP
By goose007 on 10/16/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

I have had a Jaguar and a Ferrari in the past, and driven the Porsches of friends. I was attracted to the new Mercedes "monster car" because it broke the 600 HP barrier. What I have found is that the HP understates the perfomance of the vehicle, if you can imagine that. Between 2000 and 4000 rpm there is well over 700 ft-lbs of torque and the driving experience is like nothing I have ever felt. Now, this is a heavy machine, and you can feel it. But the ride is still "tight", the seats well designed to hold you, and the controls very accesible. The interior touches are nice, but this is still an SL500 with a monster engine and monster brakes.
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Best Car I have ever owned
By fletcher on 09/28/04 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)

Review

This car is unbelieveable!! When I was looking at purchasing a new car, I test drove this SL65, a Viper, and a maserati spyder. This car, to me, was head and shoulders above all others. Unbelievable acceleration, wonderful sound, and unparalleled luxury. Seats are very supportive, yet comfortable. If you can find one, buy it.
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