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1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-ClassReview
Kevin writes:
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Classy Cruiser. — I never really rated these cars, I bought this for my wife when we came back from Australia. But once I got it fixed up she was too nervous to park it anywhere as its so nice. This is a Euro-spec car with the small chrome bumpers and square headlamps, as originally designed. The car is brilliant on the freeway and nice around town, built like a tank and beautiful. Old enough to be "classic" it is modern enough to use every day comfortably.

Pros: Fast, pretty, classy, fantastic build quality.

Cons: Hi-comp Euro engine needs 101 octane race gas at $7.50/gal; repairs cost as you might expect for the top-of-the-line Mercedes...

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1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 380SL Review
GuruTC4ZJ says:
It really doesnt matter regarding a differece in handling. the 380 has a more economical engine and is just as attractive as the 500. I would look at a 500 with lower miles and better condition, if the price is right.
vs1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL
1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 380SL winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL worse.
"I dont"
Would Buy Ranked 1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL worse.
"Less expensive engine and looks as good as the 500"
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1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 380SL Review
GuruWN8N2 says:
Cabin comfort...air, power accessories, quiet...the SL. I had the SL convertible with removable hardtop. A wonderful car. It would only be better with a GM LS swap! That would be up to par with modern performance standards...and a great road car!
vs1985 Chevrolet Corvette
1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 380SL winning categories:
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Handling Ranked 1985 Chevrolet Corvette worse.
"Steering and brakes more driver comfortable, "
Family Car Ranked 1985 Chevrolet Corvette worse.
"Entry ease, more individual space, easier to see out of."
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1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL Review
GuruTC4ZJ says:
vs1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL
1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL winning categories:
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  • Handling
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  • Family Car
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Handling Ranked 1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL worse.
"I dont"
Would Buy Ranked 1985 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class 500SL worse.
"Less expensive engine and looks as good as the 500"

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