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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG

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SL65 AMG 6.0L V12 Twin-turbo 5-speed Automatic - (10 reviews )
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Best GT car you can buy!!!
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By MattD
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

6.0L Bi-turbo V12, retractable hardtop, subtle exclusivity (no children's noseprints on the windows like a Ferrari or Lambo), ABC suspension (smooth yet stiffens up in corners w/ virtually no body roll)


Suggested Improvements

Could lose a few pounds, wider rear tires/wheels, less complex COMAND (navigation) system


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I love this car!
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By dberry7578
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Hard top covertible, massaging seats, heating and cooling seats.


Suggested Improvements

Improve traction, and minimize fishtailing upon take off. Simplify the control panel so that a doctorate degree is not needed to make full use of the technology.


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


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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.


Favorite Features

Power, sleek looks.


Suggested Improvements

Better tires.


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Some disappointments. No regrets
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By Fawzi
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


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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


Favorite Features

Engine power. Great seats.


Suggested Improvements

1. Display some features seperately from the "convenience system". eg. Ambient temp. 2. Improve traction 3. 4500lbs is excessive for a roadster 4. There must be a way to decide to lock the shifter in its current gear regardless of where the shifter was just before the decision. Not on the SL65


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


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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.


Favorite Features

The acceleration, the power and the overall look.


Suggested Improvements

The trunk does not have an auto closing function.


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