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Mercedes SLS 2011 Driver Experience
12 of 22 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Jim F
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Vehicle

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7AM)


Review

I have been fortunate to have owned a 2008 Porsche 911 Turbo for 3 years before trading this car for the SLS Mercedes. The Porsche 911 Turbo was a great car with very few problems, but the Mercedes SLS is a little quieter than the 911 at highway speed and it is smoother than the 911 Turbo. The SLS has great style despite being a little long in the nose. People love to see this car, and it always draws a crowd when you stop. The doors just amaze people and comments of the 50's gullwing are often brought up. Fit and finish are great, and I dont have to worry as much about lack of ground clearance with dips in the pavement. This car is truly an easy everyday driver.


Favorite Features

The styling is really modern with a hint of the old 1950's gullwing car. The SLS is smooth and fairly quiet at speed except when accelerating when the exhaust growl is like a pack of lions.


Suggested Improvements

A drive at slow speed causes some lack of transmission engagement. There is a little lag that is not a big problem, but noticeable. Mercedes should be able to fix this for future SLS models.


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My Dream Car
7 of 14 people found this review helpful
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By James82
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Vehicle

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 2dr Coupe (6.2L 8cyl 7AM)


Review

When I heard the announcement for this car, I started saving for it and after a disappointing 5 month wait, it arrived. This car is absolutely beautiful on the exterior, if that hasn't been figured out yet. Performance is great and is absolutely invigorating to drive, attracts lots of stares and those gull wing doors are one of a kind and I open and close them constantly like a little kid. On the bad side, the interior is not too impressive, traction is pretty bad on wet roads and I will never drive it on those ever again. You also might want to get used to double parking as you never know how close someone will park based on the gull wing's incline angle. Overall, a dream come true.


Favorite Features

Stunning exterior, authentic exhaust soundtrack, gull wing doors are one of a kind, amazing performance, pretty good exclusivity, loads of envious stares, very good customer service and sales experience, very generous warranty, exceptional interior features, surprisingly comfortable ride.


Suggested Improvements

Exotic pricing calls for a more luxurious interior, exotic pricing, highly priced performance braking system, poor traction unless road is dry, excessively worrying about everything that "could' happen to it, better make sure you have the financial obligation for insurance purposes.


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