2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Review: Buy a Corvette or Porsche

2009 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Review

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SL550 Convertible (5.5L V8 7-speed Automatic)

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Buy a Corvette or Porsche
By f.thomascain on


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


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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