2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Consumer Review: This would be the best car if

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class - Consumer Review

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This would be the best car if it was more reliable
By sir_turtle on


2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)


I bought this 4 years old from mercedes dealer in reno.
The car looks turn heads EVERYWHERE, Such a pleasure to drive, the 7 speed tranny shifts so smooth that its hard to tell how fast u are going because the power band is so smooth.
The suspension creates such a smooth ride that you will notice how different it is then other cars.

This has been my absolute fav car to drive, but what a nightmare to own.
Battery in the trunk went and cost 300$ for new.
you have to go to the dealer for everything because they need to reset the computer or else the car will constantly shut off as a gimmick to get you to the dealer.
also suspension valve went and cost $3000 to fix, very common problem

Worst Features

better valves on the suspension, that hydraulic suspension makes the ride unbelieveabley smooth and nice, but the reliability of the system for maintancen is aweful, shame on mercedes for the crappy valves they used and for the extreme price their consumers have to pay to fix it, this is a very common problem in the SL and S class. beware
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