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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

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


Review

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


Favorite Features

handling


Suggested Improvements

voice command, gps


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Buy a Corvette or Porsche
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By f.thomascain
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL550 2dr Convertible (5.5L 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.


Favorite Features

Exterior styling


Suggested Improvements

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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Best and Sexy Convertible
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By JimmyD-MDRT
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL550 2dr Convertible (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


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Comparing to 06'911S, it's slower but more modern interior features. Command System in 09'SL is so old to same year in LS460. Exterior and interior of this SL550 are so sexy in Red/Tan. I'm really loving this 09'SL better than 05'SL,560SL,380SL and 280SL I had before!


Favorite Features

Iphone can play its music right after connecting!


Suggested Improvements

Both SL550 and 911 should buy Command system from LS460


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Dream Car for Drivers
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By JPK
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2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL550 2dr Convertible (5.5L 8cyl 7A)


Review

Factory delivery August '08. 2K miles over 3 weeks in Europe with spouse and plenty of luggage. Now have 8.5K miles. Beautiful (projects stronger image than predecessor),fast, handles flat, 27 MPG hwy, 18 city, rock solid, super brakes, zero defects, great seats, new COMMAND system w/ iPod connection, satellite radio excellent, totally stable at 110 MPH (autobahn, not California!) and in rain,seamless transmission with paddles, perfect descendant of original 300SL. Get one before they take your keys away.


Favorite Features

Style, speed, braking, handling, superb build quality,seats,folding roof, reasonable mileage and storage,high-tech features. Exudes genuine class


Suggested Improvements

Make European features (e.g.,folding mirrors and full leather interior) available in U.S.


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