1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class User Reviews

1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 15 reviews

  • Performance:4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5
  • Appearance:5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars 5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
"build quality" 4 reviews
"comfortable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"window" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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skybound writes:
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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5

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Very reliable car, with fairly low maintenance costs. Handles great for its weight and a lot of fun to drive. Braking is great and responsive. With the windscreen up you hardly know the top is down except to the sun on your head. Acceleration is very good, feeling like you were shot from a sling shot.

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Headlights are not the best. I have the standard headlights and not the Xenon ones. The plastic on the rear window has developed a crease.

skybound
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Awesome Convertible And A Blast To Drive. — I always wanted a SL500 and bought one 6 years ago. For the most part this car has been extremely reliable. I am a mechanic and maintain it very well and feel this is the most important thing no matter what kind of vehicle you own. About the only problems I have had with this car were a speaker going out and changing the strut supports which was a very inexpensive repair. The most expensive maintenance item was servicing the transmission, which was about $250 for fluid and parts. Mercedes used to have a "sealed transmission" which supposedly never needed to be serviced. After researching this I found out that many transmissions of this type ended up failing so I elected to service it and it is still trouble free.The gas mileage is surprising good as well, with mild mannered driving you can expect 23 to 25 MPG on the freeway. If you are thinking of buying a used SL make sure it has been serviced and taken care of. Buying a fixer upper SL is not a good idea. The parts and repairs can be very expensive.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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rokline writes:
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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5

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This car looks great and drives like a dream.  They are amazing cars that have held their looks well over time and for the price you can get it today, its a steal.  

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my car has 124000 miles and there is an oil leak somewhere.. maintenance is expensive but worth it when you consider the price over a used sl500.

rokline
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Amazing Car For And Even Better Price. — i love the power of the V8, its unlike anything i have driven before, and with the custom exhaust i installed it sounds awesome. The looks are outstanding also, by far the sexiest car i've owned. It turns heads wherever i go and its a 99! not to mention that these cars cost over 85k brand new and are now going for 15k and under! i could not be happier with my 99sl500.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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wadly1 writes:
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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You earned the right to live a little.

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If gas goes to $10 a galon...

wadly1
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Great Performance Without The Fuss Of A V12. — Looks great with hard top, rag top or no top. Very few issues other than routine maintenance in 11 yrs. Fun factor is near the top, cost of ownership pretty reasonable given modest number of repairs required. You do need to keep up with MB maintenance schedule.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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GEM54GEM writes:
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Speed, Handling, Looks

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Constant repairs lately

GEM54GEM
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Fantastic, I Love The Way It Handles And It Can Get Out Of It's Own Way Quickly — Design & styling is great, speed and handling are best features. Down side is repairs are becoming more frequent and costly. Just bought 4 tires, over $1k for them and the worst part is performance tires are only rated for 40-45k miles and I'm sure your aware, you don't get anywhere near that many miles from them. Doesn't matter, I love this car.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Dottie writes:
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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looks

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brake dust and noise

Dottie
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Glad I Purchased One, Wish I Could Afford A New One. — Best looking car on the road, big surprise, 24 mpg on trip to Florida, highway driving perfect, 14 hour trip, no discomfert at all, proformance great, only small complaint, brake noise and dust. Would buy one again tomorrow, great car.

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vesperocco writes:
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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5

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Well-engineered, well-built, dependable, tight as a bank vault.

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None really other than I have to keep it gassed up.

vesperocco
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Great Car - — This is one of the best cars I have ever driven. It is tight, responsive, luxurious, well-built and well-engineered. I cannot wait to drive it each day. Getting behind the wheel put you into another zone, one of tranquility, power, and status. The engine is so quiet that it feels like it is not running and tapping the gas gets you quickly to a close to illegal speed. I have two other sports cars, Jaguars and without a doubt the SL is my favorite.

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franksh writes:
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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4

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solid, fast, hardtop allows quiet travel if desired

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fuel economy

franksh
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Luxury 2 Seater — fast quiet power, great on highway , very short turning circle. comfortable seating. long hood makes for feeling of luxury and windscreen breaks wind bother on the highway, the v8 is impressive with the quiet power surge and brakes are great, very smooth.

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gpfont writes:
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it's just TOPS!!

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no comparison with other sport cars!

gpfont
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...none Better! — ....definitely, this is the best car MercedesBenz has ever put out!!! It is beautiful!, super well-built and has the best performance I've ever driven. The V-12 is just silk and honey! I love it!!! ....never tire of looking at it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kingndi writes:
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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5

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Versatile, fast, smooth, beautiful timeless styling, reliable, quiet, comfortable, good mileage if you drive nice, plenty of room in the trunk and behind seats for luggage or groceries.

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Drinks a lot of premium gas if you drive fast, only 2 seats, a stiffer ride, expensive (but worth it!)

kingndi
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Fast, Classy, Versatile And Beautiful — It's a great car that turns heads. It corners extremely fast, and is luxuriously comfortable. My wife and I couldn't agree on a convertible that we both loved until we drove the SL500. I wanted safety and the nice hardtop for the winter is a big plus. She just wanted anything with a top that dropped, but didn't realize how much difference a good fitting quiet top and a safe (and Quick!!)car makes when compared to a Sebring or some other twisty little cheap tin box.

Owner for 1 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:5,500

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outrbnks writes:
1999 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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Styling, build quality, value purchase, fun to drive,

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maintenance can be costly

outrbnks
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R129 Sl500 — Overall a great car, affordable now as a used car, great touring car that you can drive hours in and feel comfortable. Fit and finish are very high quality, timeless styling and with the right set of wheels is a real head turner. Mine came with a Panoramic glass hardtop from the factory, a highly desirable option.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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