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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

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Best Car I Have Ever Owned
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By azmike
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Without reservation this is the best
car I have owned. The styling is
fantastic and everything feels classy.


Looked at Jag, Lexus SC and magazie
previews of new cadillac--no
comparision in my judgment.


Best Features

Styling, comfort (great seats), convertible top mechanism, performance, and res-sale value.


Worst Features

I would change only 2 things: switch from CD to DVD based naviagation system and CD player should be 6 disc in dash like most competitors.


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mid life convertable
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By jack1560
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

i have made it. driving this car shows
i know automobles. i have owned bmw,
Ferrari and many many cars. The car
handles like it is on a rail. With the
top down and the roll bar up i can
still maintain a conversation with my
passenger without yelling. I like
driving the car by myself and just get
into the driving and shifting.


Best Features

has to be the top and the roll bar. In Hawaii it will be sunning and than all of a sudden it will rain. At a stop light. No problem 17 secounds later the top is up and i will remain dry. The top is down 95% of the time. My wife has no complants about messing her hair.


Worst Features

I liked the comfort seats i had in my bmw. i think mb should come out with 16 way power seats for more back support. The paint is a little thin and will show scatches easy. I have a black 500. The last thing is to come out with larger tires and different wheels with chrome.


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stupid blue lights
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By richard davis
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

nice car BUT if the top is down in the
daytime the baby blue lights disappear
from the dash board and all vital info
is lost. The GPS is a throw alway,
absolutly worthless. The top has come
apart with only 30 uses and the trim is
absolutly from K mart.
I have owned many MB's and if they only
spent a little more attention to
details and got that cheap plastic out
of the interior and exterior maybe
sl500 can make a come back. Just not
the car that it used to be and I still
had to spend $1.00 to get one of those
little mirrors to eliminate the blind
spot.


Best Features

nice looking, the rest is average. just a waste of $91,500.


Worst Features

recall and replace the dash lights, design a drivers side mirror without a blind spot. Buy your GPS from Lexus. Move the mirror switch and provide and off switch. Get rid of that stupid electric seat back. Put electric door closers on like the S class, better sound system...etc.


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persoanl experience
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By puttmutter
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

a fantastic 2nd car. fun to drive, but
trunk to samll for two golf bags.


Best Features

hard top retraction and massaging heated seats


Worst Features

side mirrors should automatically close in like the lexus 430


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By leighton
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 5A)


Review

i love it. it has the best driving
abiliy in the world. this is my
favorite of all of my cars


Best Features

the color


Worst Features

none


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