Seems like this car has been in the shop more than it has been on the road the last 2 years I bought the car 2.5 years ago with 80,000 miles on it. It now has 100,590 It has a ton of service records on it. If its not the ABC going down its the SRS system or this week its the SOS flashing and then the trunk will not open and now the AC has quit and the shop says its going to be expensive to fix. Its just one thing after another. Thinking about parking it in the front yard and filling it with dirt and making it a very expensive planter.
Just sold my 2003 SL 500 Designo had it for 7 years too many trips to the dealer for repairs a car with only 3300 miles had more problems than it should have had for a supposed quality car.Dealer told me don't keep this car without a warrantee at cost of $6800.00 The car lost to much value when sold.This car is a money pit needs expensive repairs every month. Great looking but not reliable stay away.
this vehicle is a thunder for curbes.
this vehicle is safe when comes to brake question.
this vehicle is otherwise a fast,quality,safe,reliable,but
the interior is getting lame...
its out of style
and needs something new...to beat other concurents
The concept was fabulous.The exterior
fabulous.The fun driving fabulous.
However it looses its appeal after the
9th time it is in for repairs within a
few months. It really lost its appeal
when the Designo edition $103,000 began
to smell. A pungent cat urine (as
described by dealer- I don't have a
cat) odor so foul it burned your eyes &
throat. Six months more of repairs and
interior replacements...it still
stinks. Numerous calls to the
manufacturer (because the dealer
CANNOT? do anything except let me BUY
my way out of the car) still no
I could not be happier with the purchase of my 2003 500SL. Its performance, luxury appointments, and over all wow factor is amazing. I never thought that a retired school teacher would be fortunate enough to own a car of this quality.