2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster: The Only Time Top Down Is a Bad Idea
April 30, 2013
There's only one time when it's not a good idea to drive with our 2012 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster's top down during a gorgeous, sunny day: When you're sitting in standstill traffic on the freeway with no hope of exiting any time soon. What's funny is that I had considered putting the top down when I first jumped in the driver seat. It's a beautiful, balmy Friday afternoon, why not? And I love hearing the thrum of the engine, the burble from the exhaust.
Well good thing I didn't! I would have been singed! Although I suppose I could have easily put the top back up while sitting in the left lane since traffic wasn't moving. At. All. Anyway, what a bummer way to kick off the weekend. Apparently the accident was bad enough that there were police and news helicopters hovering over the accident scene. And naturally as everyone drove by the accident they ALL had to look at it. L.A. traffic is such a buzzkill.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor