Used 2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

11 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific SL-Class model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Very Disappointing
2 of 8 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Franklin
on

Vehicle

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

Although I love the looks of the car both inside and out, it lacks many things. The handling and horsepower to weight ratio are disappointing. My Corvette Z06 will run circles around this car. Many of the controls are hard to use and antiquated. A true sport car should have full instrumentation, not idiot lights. It also has very high maintenance costs and small petty things that make it a regular at the service department. You would think Mercedes could afford to include maintenance costs for what you pay. They also lose half their value in just a few years, so that is another thing for some to consider. It is a pleasant enough Sunday cruiser but for the money it is very disappointing.


Best Features

Styling, fit and finish.


Worst Features

Modernize controls,navigation& radio to 21st century and make more user friendly. Full instrumentation, better tilt and telescoping wheel. Better/more seat adjustment. Make more reliable and less heavy feeling handling. Include maintenance.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Wish I Hadn't Leased It!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By josephus
on

Vehicle

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

Great car! Comfortable, smooth, quick and gorgeous. Prior MB was an AMG SLK. Faster than the SL but not nearly as comfortable or luxurious. We leased the SL and wish we'd bought it. The 39 month lease is up this year and the purchase option is outrageous. Don't like the looks of the '09 nearly as well as the '03 through the '08. About the only thing we don't like (other than a very poor radio and non-intuitive controls) is the cost of routine maintenance. For the price of this car MB should include routine maintenance as BMW/Audi do. We're hoping the '10 model returns to the more classic style of the '03-'08. If so, we'll buy one this time.


Best Features

Looks, performance, comfort and, of course, the retractable hardtop.


Worst Features

Include routine maintenance cost in the purchase price of the vehicle. Improve the radio. (The Bose system in this car is an embarrassment). Copy the Lexus in terms of intuitiveness of the various controls. We've had the car for over 3 years and still have trouble trying to use them.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

It's not inexpensive but it's very nice
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Charles D.Harris
on

Vehicle

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

I wanted an SL when they changed the body-style in '03. This has that classic design and style. You can't help but admire it and there are no shortages of folks who tell you that!


Best Features

The hardtop is the best feature with this car. The AMG package adds a nice touch.


Worst Features

A price reduction would be nice. My list price was $101k and even with a great deal; I still paid $84k. One can purchase many sport cars for a whole lot less.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

SL600 - Yes!
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By JohnS
on

Vehicle

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL600 2dr Convertible (5.5L 12cyl Turbo 5A)


Review

Fun, fun, fun to drive. Good handling, nice looking. it gets lots of looks. A true, comfortable, sports car.


Best Features

12 cylinder, smooth transmisson. Very nice touch-tronic transmission. Excellent riding.


Worst Features

Easier to use navigation. Who can figure it out?. Electronic folding outside mirrors. Easier to see back-up indicator. Better electronics in general.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Yea, it is fun
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By bill ihle
on

Vehicle

2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


Review

This is my third SL. Yes, they are fun, and expensive. I like the retractable roof. So much better than lifting the other hard tops off. After spending nearly $90K for this car to have me pay for regular maintance is a joke. Really irks me and thus this will probably be last Benz.


Best Features

Exterior, the roof is great. Sound system is good.


Worst Features

Well the trunk, we can start there. The pay for your own maintance plan is really poor and reason enough not to buy this car.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT