2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class User Reviews

2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars4.9 out of 5 stars 4.9 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • 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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"power" 5 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
CONS
"heavy car" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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Hunter writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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Fast, comfortable,  hardtop convertible, sex appeal is through the roof

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Lack of seating capactiy, paranoia that comes with driving such an expensive automobile

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So Fun — i love driving the SL500. My dad owns one and sometimes I end up driving it, which is far from a bad thing. First of all, I need to say that the folding hard-top in itself is amazing, not only does it represent some incredible engineering on Mercedes' part, but it's also just amazing to get to enjoy all the comforts of a coupe with all the fun a convertible. Secondly, the car drives incredibly, this may be the base model SL but that doenst mean it's not fast. In fact it's still faster than most other cars youre likely to see on a public road. It hugs the road like its glued there and i have never once felt like I was nto completely in control of this car, but it's still really fun to drive. On top of that, for a convertible it's very comfortable, though I dont know for the long term cause i only take it once every month or so. However, for a Mercedes-Benz, its not as relaible as one might think, bu it's still pretty good. After one year of living with, it's only had one minor electrical problem (that was covered by the warranty), so it's really been prety good overall. Amazing car with suprisingly good gas mileage for a V8, I love it.

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chango1125 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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Beautiful looking car!   

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I think I got a LEMON.  Be careful where you buy the car.  Even if it's a MB dealer, you would be surprise how shady they are.  Especially Fletcher Jones.

chango1125
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I Haven't Driven It Long Enought To Say Good Or Bad. — I can't really review my car. I bought it last month and the dealer has had it longer then I have. Drove 125+ miles to buy this car at the Mercedes Benz of Ontario and a day after I bought it, the car started having problems. 1) The light came on stating the windshield wiper fluid was low. 2) While driving, the light came on stating the key was not within rage. 3) the trunk would not stay open. 4) The car pulled to the right, took it to the dealer and a week later picked it up. According to the Service personnal, the problems were corrected and the car was checked for any other issues. The next day , after picking it up, I was unable to unlock the car and was stranded, took it back to the MB dealer. Pick it up a week later, the next day the car would not start...stranded again. That was two weeks ago. My car is still at the Dealer. It is obvious the car has issues, but more so the Dealer. It seems that the car was never checked before the dealer put it out for sale. I've had other problems with the car, but more so with Mercedes Benz of Ontario. I've been over promised by them and under delivered. Except for the service gentleman, no one wants to talk to me. If I can give any one a word of advice, please read what othe people have written about the dealer you are considering purchasing your next vehicle.

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

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SM writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL55 AMG Convertible Review
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Performance, Handeling, Style

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Poor Navigation System, Number of small repairs

SM
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Fantastic Automobile — Fantastic automobile with exceptional performance. The longer I drive the more I appreciate the car. Interior is spacious and designed well with guages that are easy to read. Acceleration is very fast and the car also accelerates well at high speed. Be warned that 80 mph feels like your at 40mph.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kamran writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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Handling, comfort, style, attention magnet!  Highway mileage awesome....23 - 24 MPG at cruising speed....70-80 mph

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City gas mileage not bad for V-8 but the current gas price is murder...since it only takes premium gasoline....and if you have a heavy foot..you WILL get 10 miles a gallon.  

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Exhilarating Feeling!!! — Bought the car pre-owned 2 years ago. Love it today as much as the first day I bought it. It is really fun to drive. It had 18K miles on it when I bought it and it now has 37K miles and there have been no issues. Gas mileage on highway is great but if you want to have fun with the car then keep your wallet ready at the pump. Performance is wonderful and ride quality is great. Don't regret the purchase at all.

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

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jimu writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL55 AMG Convertible Review
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4

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These cars are well built and designed to last so they are a great buy in the used market.  You can find them for half to one third of their sticker price of $125,000.

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This is a heavy car and its track performance is second to BMW's and other lighter vehicles

jimu
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Sporty, Fast Two Seater Convertible Luxury Car — Supercharged 5.5 liter delivers 493hp which takes this car to 60mph in 4.5 seconds. When it was first produced this was rocket fast, but today is a second off the standard. The Interior appointment is drawn from the top of the line S class has all the bell and whistles. Air suspension, parktronic sensors, Radar assisted cruise control and many other features that are only today available on other brands. The AMG Sl has used 3 power plants. The early versions used the 5.5 liter supercharged motor then in 2009 Mercedes introduced the normally aspirated 6.3 v8 to the line and in 2013 the 5.5 liter Biturbo was selected. All are great vehicles but the new 2013 and later versions incorporate more aluminum and carbon fiber to help reduce the weight of this car.

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

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Jim writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL55 AMG Convertible Review
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Great buy in the used market.  Great fun to drive.

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Once you have owned one you will be hooked.

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Great 2 Seater Convertible With All The Get Up And Go You Want — The SL55 AMG is high performance, well built luxury car. Much of the interior features are taken from the top of the line S Class car. The SL is a very popular 2 door that new cost in the $125k to $140k range, but are widely available in the used market. These cars can be purchased for half to one third of their sticker price and will run trouble free to well over 100,000 miles.

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

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nvg1972 writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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just look at it the car speaks for it self

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none

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Wow Sexy — all around class and power, sexy and top down or up the car speaks for itself, fast and smooth, style and sporty, at high speeds or slow speeds the car feels great, new tires new rims and tints, clean and well maintained.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bradley writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL600 Turbo Convertible Review
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5

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Wanna be a drag racer? This is the answer...

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Not built for track use.

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Cruising Has Never Been This Good... — An wolf in sheeps clothing. This is what the SL600 is... With the standard SL500 body and trim, this car is one of the most understated supercars on the market. However, it beats Porsche 996 Turbo's, annihilates BMW M5's and can surely be classed as one of Merc's finest production cars to date. With 368kW under its hood, this bullet (a 2-tonne bullet) catapults itself from 0-100km/h in 4.9 seconds.... thats if the wheels can get enough grip. Brakes on the car are amazing, with solid stopped guaranteed time and time again. Track driving with disappointing. The car was amazing in straight line speed (keeping up with a Lambo Gallardo), but unfortunately its weight and the cornering proved just too much for the brakes and tyres. However, acting like a wannabe "Gone in 60 Seconds" racer on William Nicol proves to be monumentally exciting, and acceleration is relentless, all the way to the 250km/h limit. The build quality is fantastic, with seat cushioning made from amazonian coconut husks, and nappa leather draped all over the dash, middle console and suede roof lining. The cost of owning one of these machines has never been so cheap. Coming in at around R500k-R700k, you have a car that will give most supercars a run for their money, with the comfort and elegance you'd expect from a Bentley.

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

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Terence writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL500 Convertible Review
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A Great Car For The Money! — This is an awsome car! But when she wants her hair and nails done it will cost you! Tires alone are over $1700 a set but it is worth it. There is alot of trunk room for this type of vehicle.

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

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Benznut writes:
2005 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 2 Dr SL55 AMG Convertible Review
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Everything

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Bring your checkbook.  Pricey to run / maintain properly

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Extremely Pleased I Own It. May Be Last Passenger Car I Ever Buy. — Outstanding. Bought certified pre-owned in January of '08 with 15k miles on it. Car now has 85k on it. I take good care of it, drive it hard and still look forward to getting in it every day. Handles great, extremely comfortable (I'm a big guy) and performance second to none I've driven. Have had cops stop me and say, "Well, you were speeding. I'll give you a warning. Just wanted to get a closer look at your car."

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2006 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Reviews

2006 Mercedes Benz Sl500 By ejdugas53

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