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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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


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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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Your Personal Adrenalin Pump
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By Mpyles
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)


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I wish it were 800 pounds lighter and $30K cheaper. But mostly I wish this car had been on the market when I lived in the rolling hills of Connecticut instead of downtown Chicago. My biggest problem with it has been the urge to rise at 5:00 a.m. on weekends to find a clear roadway worthy of its capabilities. Cars (and I've had a lot of them) just don't get any more fun than this one. A few -- very few -- beat it in handling or acceleration, but none beats it in cool quotient when you factor in the hard drop top which looks as good up as down. Porsches are Mozart. Bimmers are Mahler. This car is Beethoven's 9th.


Favorite Features

Engine. Drop top. Looks. Build quality. Surprising ability (with the right tires) to handle light winter conditions.


Suggested Improvements

Put this car on a diet. A central hydroformed tube (a la Corvette) combined with Mercedes engineering and build quality would turn the trick nicely.


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Benz SL 500
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By Alex Steinberg
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


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A very heavy German car. What is not to like about that?


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Fun - Attitude and Style
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By Chris45971
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

Only 650 miles thus far. Have not pushed the car any but can tell that the performance is exceptional. Can't wait to pass the break-in and really work it out. An absolute pleasure to drive.


Favorite Features

Exterior Design ~ has got to be one of the top three best looing cars on the planet, specifically with the top up.


Suggested Improvements

lighter weight materials to improve gas mileage.


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Ferocious
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By xstr8nr
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL65 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.0L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


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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.


Favorite Features

Turning it on.


Suggested Improvements

None


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