Rock Eats Windshield - 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster Long-Term Road Test

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

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: Rock Eats Windshield

March 19, 2013

2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster

My buddy and road trip sidekick John Pearley Huffman blames me, but it was really his fault that the large rock destroyed the windshield of our long-term 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster. Sure, I was driving. Somewhere in Utah I think. And yes it was I that chose to follow that large gravel truck a little too closely. But it was John that was sitting in the passenger seat playing solitaire on his phone.

As I said, it was clearly his fault. At least the large divot is right in the driver's line of site.

Oh, and according to our local Mercedes dealer a new windshield costs about $3,500 plus $400 for installation. I said we'll think about it.

If you missed it, you can read about our road trip to South Dakota here and check out the huge photo gallery of our adventure here.

Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief


  • fordson1 fordson1 Posts:

    "...line of site."

  • bankerdanny bankerdanny Posts:

    The car windshield spirits really hate Edmunds. What is the percentage of LT vehicles that end up needing new windshields from stone chips, 30%, 35%? Whatever it is, it has to be way above average.

  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    You can change the name, location, and format of the website, but the InsideLine Long Term Fleet windshield curse will continue. Just the latest in a proud tradition.

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