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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Reviews

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10
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By Hi
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2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 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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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)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


Review

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


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Fun - Attitude and Style
Performance
Comfort
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By Chris45971
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Vehicle

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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)


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.


Best Features

Turning it on.


Worst Features

None


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