The SL500 is my dream car...and also my
nightmare. The car looks and drives
awesome. But I have had it 3 weeks and
it has been in the shop 3 times because
the front xenon headlight continues to
stop working...which makes it's
dangerous for night driving. The
service dept. has yet to figure out a
solution. But like a Jaguar, it looks
great SITTING in the garage!
Retractable Hard Top is heavenly!
Panoramic roof is brilliant.
Speakers are only located in the door,
and not throughout the entire interior.
I have had excellent experience with
the car. It's styling and design is the
best there is. It has plenty of power
and the use of the top is easy. The
computer controls take some time
getting used to and the navigation is
not easy to use. It's fuel economy is
what I expected, but is not great.
Technolically, it has everything.
Changing convertible top in 17 seconds
my car has been in shop for over 120
daysin one year.now there foul smell
from a defect in the door design in the
designo version. it supposidly leaked
glue and caused a foul smell.we heard
of other cars with same
problem.mercedes has to date not told
the exact nature of the problem or the
chemical that leaked.my car still stinks