Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible

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2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
List price range
$13,750 - $25,989
2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

Pros

  • Seductive style, quick folding retractable hardtop, commendable performance, ride and handling.

Cons

  • Heavy for a "sports car," limited cargo capacity.
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class years

Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible for Sale

Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2004 SL55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)
84,051 miles
Used 2004
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL55 AMG
FC Auto Sales & Service
19.3 mi away
List$20,000
Est.Loan: $364/mo
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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2004 SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)
55,296 miles
Used 2004
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL500
(3)
Virginia Auto Trader Co
23.3 mi away
List$15,995
Est.Loan: $291/mo
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Fair Deal!
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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2004 SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)
71,071 miles
Used 2004
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL500
(19)
Lindsay Lexus of Alexandria
25.8 mi away
List$16,660
Est.Loan: $304/mo
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Dealer Notes
This well maintained 2004 Mercedes SL500 Hardtop Convertible has only 71k miles! Loaded w/ Navigation, Keyless Go, Power Top, CD, Heated Seats, Mercedes Benz inspected & serviced, warranty! Luxury without the luxury price! Sale priced to move at only $16,770!
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2004 SL600 2dr Convertible (5.5L 12cyl Turbo 5A)
25,170 miles
Used 2004
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL600
(1)
Jones Junction Used Cars
67.6 mi away
List$25,989
Est.Loan: $473/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2004 Mercedes Benz SL-Class is Carfax certified with no damage history and one owner. Its well equipped with heated leather seats, power windows, power locks, power seats, cruise control plus so much more! JONES CERTIFIED USED CAR DETAIL: -Qualifies for Jones for Life Program -30 day/1000 mile Limited Warranty with $0 Deductible -Free Carfax Report -155 Point Inspection -Jones Inspection exceeds Maryland's minimum requirements -Thorough Interior and Exterior Detail -Factory Trained Technician -Checked for Factory Recalls -Clean Title. Jones Junction is proud to announce that 2018 marks their 101st consecutive year as a family-run automotive business serving the Harford County and surrounding Maryland, Pennsylvania and Delaware communities. The Jones family believes their success lies in focU dedication to hard work and integrity. Their goal is not simply to sell a car; it is to create a lifelong partnership with their customers. All prices plus Taxes, Tags, and $300 Dealer Processing fee, not required by law, Feel free to visit us at WWW.JONESJUNCTION.COM, or come by today at 1713 Harford Rd Fallston, MD. 21047.
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2004 SL55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A)
94,317 miles
Used 2004
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL55 AMG
(9)
Steven Kia
88.2 mi away
List$17,000
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2004 SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A)
64,588 miles
Used 2004
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
SL500
Cars Trend LLC
91.2 mi away
List$13,750
Est.Loan: $281/mo
Good Deal!
Good Deal!
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Between its elegant styling, impressive performance and cutting-edge technology, the SL roadster still reigns as the quintessential luxury drop top.

2004 Highlights

The V12 SL600 is added to the lineup, while the SL500 gets an industry-first seven-speed automatic transmission and an integrated "Keyless Go" keyfob.

Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

2004 Mercedes-Benz SL500 - UNRELIABLE
MMATLOCK,12/19/2004
Well, here we go. I bought my SL500 in March of '04 and immediately the top failed. It was recalled for brakes in June. Its transmission failed and had to be replaced in October. Rains came in November and the trunk/top leaked. The dealer assured me that this was an "isolated" incident. Unfortunately it happened to me. They had to replace the trunk hinges. I have never owned a car that had trunk hinges fail, have you? Also, its brakes are really wierd, no feel. I thought I was buying Germany's best, but alas I bought a Plymouth with a three pointed star on the hood. What a shame. That star use to mean something.
TOTAL NIGHTMARE!!!
Matthew Garlough,03/30/2016
I purchased a pre-owned SL600 in spring 2013, and problems occurred almost immediately after leaving the lot. Dash displayed a TPMS issue, so I brought it back to find out that sensors for this were never installed but I could add them for $200 per tire. Less than 3 mo/3,000 miles later a hydraulic suspension hose burst lowering the car to the ground, and replacement for this was nearly $3,000. Even after repair the mechanics were not able to clear the suspension error in the system. Jump ahead another couple of months and I am roadside again, with a tire blowout due to an improperly mended cracked wheel. The Dealer was kind enough to cover replacement of this however. The water pump also failed shortly thereafter. Over the next couple of years of ownership, I racked up quite a service history. Brake assist system failure and replacement, more suspension parts, interior and exterior door handles, folding roof mechanism, wheel bearings, battery, differential replacement, several other issues, and regular but expensive maintenance. Repairs and service exceeded 70% of the original purchase price (which was not cheap) and the warranty barely covered half of this. With a total of 35 days in the shop and 5 roadside breakdowns over 3 years I did get pretty familiar with the new models and the loaner program, which was nice. But for the price I had to pay to keep this car drivable I could have hired a car service. Operating cost was over $2.50/mile for less than 17,000 miles, not including gas, tires and other consumables. The car was a humiliating laughing stock at the office, and I actually feared driving it not only for my own safety but anticipating the next catastrophic repair. When I returned the car it was explained to me that it still needed at least $5,000 of work, but I had enough. The way I see it, either the dealer was aware of the many issues with this car and didn’t disclose them, or did not thoroughly inspect and sort them out before purchase (maybe both). Neither explanation is acceptable. I will never again purchase a Mercedes-Benz product.
Premium Price -Poor Quality?
Beautiful, Quality,02/14/2009
Beautiful car that gets a lot of looks. Fit and finish are right on par with what you would expect from a Mercedes. We have had many problems with the quality of this car: Broken interior panels, faulty anti-lock relay, faulty anti-lock brake pump, broken baffles inside gas tank (had to replace gas tank!). Now the ignition system has just failed. 53,250 miles, and many rented loaners. We are glad to have bought the extended warranty.
This would be the best car if it was more reliable
sir_turtle,08/03/2011
I bought this 4 years old from mercedes dealer in reno. The car looks turn heads EVERYWHERE, Such a pleasure to drive, the 7 speed tranny shifts so smooth that its hard to tell how fast u are going because the power band is so smooth. The suspension creates such a smooth ride that you will notice how different it is then other cars. This has been my absolute fav car to drive, but what a nightmare to own. Battery in the trunk went and cost 300$ 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
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Features & Specs

MPG
13 city / 19 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
493 hp @ 6100 rpm
MPG
14 city / 21 hwy
Seats 2
7-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
302 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
12 city / 17 hwy
Seats 2
5-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
493 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Safety

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Marginal
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested

More about the 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible Overview

The Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible is offered in the following styles: SL55 AMG 2dr Convertible (5.4L 8cyl S/C 5A), SL500 2dr Convertible (5.0L 8cyl 7A), and SL600 2dr Convertible (5.5L 12cyl Turbo 5A).

What's a good price on a Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible?

Save up to $458 on one of 6 Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $13,750 as of12/10/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible trim styles:

  • The Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL500 is priced between $13,750 and$16,660 with odometer readings between 55296 and71071 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL55 AMG is priced between $17,000 and$20,000 with odometer readings between 84051 and94317 miles.
  • The Used 2004 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Convertible SL600 is priced between $25,989 and$25,989 with odometer readings between 25170 and25170 miles.

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