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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Reviews

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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It's an awesome AMG!
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By Peter Maharaj
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL63 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 7A)


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2009 SL 550-Was in love until I wasn't!
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Lawrence
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL63 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 7A)


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Beautiful car with great engine and sex appeal-no doubt. I can say nothing bad about the outside appearance.

My biggest problem is that it was a maintenance nightmare. I had the car for 7 months and had it in the shop about 9 times. For every payment I made, I paid 20% more in maintenance that month. The car only had 48,000 miles at purchase.

Within a day of having it, the hydraulic hose/system burst costing $5K. Apparently a common and recurring issue.
Within a day of having that repaired, the undercarriage fell out as the factory bolts were installed incorrectly $200

Within a month, front tires had to be replaced---one might think that's expected with a used car but all tires were replaced a day before buying the car. Within 2 months, the rear tires went out. Total of $1,800 to replace (front and back)

So additional repairs include two batteries having to be replaced, an alternator, computer module, window washing pump (total of another $1,000), these last numbers exclude labor as I had a deal with the mechanic on these repairs

Mainly a size thing but feels a little clostophobic with the top closed. I'm 6'0.


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sl550
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By tsiamas
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL550 2dr Convertible (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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Love the car but have less then 10K miles and have changed front tires (bulging), and two wheel rims.


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handling


Worst Features

voice command, gps


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Not worth the money...
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By Rob-Puyallup
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL63 AMG 2dr Convertible (6.2L 8cyl 7A)


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I was a big fan of Mercedes prior to owning my 2009 SL-63. After having it in the shop for now the 4th time in 5 months, they still can't fix the transmission and excessive oil burn. The new transmission slips like you've lost gears until the car is completely warmed up. Try pulling out into traffic, stepping on the gas and the engine revs, but the car goes nowhere. Then out of no-where, 3-5 sec later the car catapults you into traffic. I was finally told that this is a race- car. You can't expect it to drive like a luxury car. How about that? In addition to having to add a quart of oil every 100 miles Mercedes has some work to do before I would ever recommend this car. Spend elsewhere!


Best Features

The sound of the engine is inspiring. The engine is well tuned. With the exception of excessive oil burning the engine runs strong and sounds great. The suspension is well tuned and the vehicle handles like a charm. Get pas the transmission issues and the car performs as promised.


Worst Features

Get rid of the wet-clutch transmission. You can't sell a $150k+ vehicle and tell your buyers the rough transmission and stalling at start should be acceptable because this is a race-car. In addition figure out why the engines burn so much oil, one quart every 1000 miles. Come on Mercedes. Really


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Buy a Corvette or Porsche
4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By f.thomascain
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL550 2dr Convertible (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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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

Exterior styling


Worst Features

Just about everything. This car looks good-when it is not in the shop. Very unreliable, constantly having small problems. Needs full instrumentation and a radio and controls from this century. I am going to sell mine as soon as it gets out of the shop!


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