2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Review: Great Update to the classic

2003 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Review

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SL500 Convertible (5.0L V8 5-speed Automatic)

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Great Update to the classic
By jhouston on


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


I never expected to get another
convertible - the hardtop won me over.
The styling is almost universally
praised. The engineering is most
impressive - stability control, brakes,
feel of the steering. But all in all,
it is a beautifully styled and
outfitted transport device for the new
century. The downside is the
overcharge for options - esp. phone.
By why question the cost of a piece of

Best Features

The retracting hardtop roof. It is more fun than we should be allowed. Second is the overall stability control that makes curves great fun. And, of course, the style of the car.

Worst Features

Tighter suspension, less plastic in the cockpit.
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