2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test


2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG: 30,000 Miles

September 11, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

The Edmunds.com staff loves driving the long-term 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, so much so that it just crossed the 30,000-mile mark. It came to us with over 14K miles on the clock less than nine months ago, and I imagine most SLS owners don't hit this kind of mileage in their first year of ownership. Over the last 10,000 miles the car has seen quite a few service visits, mostly related to its problematic convertible top, but for a few minor issues as well.

On a trip to Mount Rushmore a rock struck the windshield on the SLS, and we opted for quick repair rather than a replacement. The tires are wearing down (as we would expect) but we haven't replaced them just yet.

The biggest problem, of course, has certainly been the convertible top. It has broken three separate times, and by Mike Schmidt's count, that has put it out of service for twenty days. When we've had the convertible in the office, though, it seldom sits for long periods of time. I'll miss the SLS dearly when it's gone.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 30,000 miles

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