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


2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Peanuts

August 7, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

This is, admittedly, folly. First, had I known the box would be that big, I'd have at least chosen the Dart. But the box arrived after I'd signed out the SLS for the evening and even then I thought, "should be OK."

It was, but just. That 18x16x14 box did just slot into the passenger space, seat fully extended. What's in the box? Glad you asked. Inside is a laundry sack worth of packing peanuts protecting two JBL monitor speakers in individual boxes.

All credit to B&H Photo Audio Video in New York City for pro packing. But really, had I just opened the box here at the office and left it, those two JBLs could have inconspicuously ridden shotgun or even in the trunk. Not sure why it didn't cross my mind. I don't think I expected THAT volume of packing peanuts.

But it wouldn't have made for a very good photo, and anyway it made right-hand lane changes a little more exciting that evening.

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

Comments

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    Well at least that audio store at least attempts to securely pack their products for shipping. Wish Best Buy could have done that for my Kickers.

  • dscain dscain Posts:

    I've bought a bunch of things from B&H, and they've always done a great job of packaging. Great customer service too. Highly recommended!

  • duck87 duck87 Posts:

    RE: right hand lane changes and turns, it's OK since most Americans don't look when they move the steering wheel anyways. Couldn't you have dropped the top though (and hope it doesn't jam)?

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