2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Review: Fast but Unreliable

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Review

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Fast but Unreliable
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2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.5L 8cyl S/C 5A)


Yes, fast, beautiful and fun to drive but that's where it ends. The car has been back to the dealer three times in 7000 miles for mostly electronic related problems, twice on a flat bed. The latest is a bad alternator causing the computer to flash a red stop sign at me with an alarm blaring and a warning that the brakes were about to fail. Have to wait a week for the part because not one is available in the US. The navigation system is useless and the sound system inferior to say that of a Lexus 340SC. Scared to drive this thing any distance now and looking to trade her in sadly.

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Styling, sound and performance.

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Start over with the electronics.
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