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Sporty travel
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By Judie Chain
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL320 2dr Convertible


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You'll love driving this great sports car!


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Pretty money pit
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By Walt murphy
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600 2dr Convertible


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Have deep pockets. Almost every sensor failed,convertible top motors failed twice in 10 yrs. Paid 14k to purchase,have spent 11k to repair. This beauty is now valued at 2k!


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Terrific
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By Hank Goldstein
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL320 2dr Convertible


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I have owned my 1996 320 SL for for 4 years and 20,000 miles. I have never been more pleased with a car. Performance, reliability, etc. are superior. It gets 24 mpg. and is serviced by an after market shop. If I ever sell it, I will buy another.


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What else can go wrong?
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By walt
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL600 2dr Convertible


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After replacing almost all sensors, catalytic converter, conv.top oil cylinders, and $4,000 in charges, it looks like it will make beautiful planter!


Best Features

beautiful to look at


Worst Features

Mercedes needs to use stronger thread in all upholstery and top materials


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Great Sports Convertible
5 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Hesam
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1996 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible


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This is my 8th Mercedes, including 3 turbo-diesels, and 4 gas-sedans. The build quality is excellent. The ride is somewhat firm but it sticks to the ground and handles turns easily. It quietly reaches 100+mph and there's no wind-noise. The top and rollbar operates with 1 button. The auto-pullup windows are kind of awkward. The break- pedal travels toofar before stopping making easy stops difficult until you get used to the car. It can use a backseat and a larger trunk. The gas mileage is around 16 in city and 22 on freeway, as high as 26 on straight freeway. Car is a bit too heavy at 4170 pounds which affects it's acceleration. 6.3Sec 0-60 is a bit slow for a 315HP $90,000car. Parts overpriced


Best Features

Easy-operation tops. Small sporty body. CD-changer. Power seats. Rollbar. Side airbags, 5-speed automatic. Free Mercedes roadside assistance.


Worst Features

Shorten brake-pedal travel. Wider driver seat. Backseat. Fold-in hardtop instead of 2 tops. Bigger trunk. Smoother transmission. Cold-air induction filter system. Lower gear ratio in first. Make gear-shift lock while driving so it wouldn't accidentally shift to reverse while driving. Better gas mileage.


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